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Microsoft finally kills Windows Vista

Microsoft has finally put down Windows Vista, its troublesome operating system that was released over a decade ago.

The company announced on Wednesday that it will stop supporting Vista and it will no longer get security updates or support.

“Microsoft has provided support for Windows Vista for the past 10 years, but the time has come for us, along with our hardware and software partners, to invest our resources towards more recent technologies so that we can continue to deliver great new experiences,” the company said.

While Vista will still work, it may become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses.

Microsoft will also end support for Internet Explorer 9. 

Vista was released on January 30, 2007 as a followup to Windows XP. However, customers complained that it made PCs run slowly and was full of bugs.

Two years later it was replaced by Windows 7.

Microsoft has a help page for anyone wanted to upgrade for Windows 10.