Good news for Windows Vista and 7 users – as Microsoft is granting an extra five years of extended support for both [Vista] the operating system users – the Vista’s consumer support goes kaput in 2017, about three years before Windows 7 will expire as it is an older operating system – Windows 7 extended support availability is now until January 14, 2020 – Isn’t a good news. This appears that the software giant is bringing all its support policies into line, with a “welcome” surprise for both Vista and Windows 7 users.
Microsoft takes on its move today:
Microsoft is updating the Support Lifecycle Policy to ensure that all consumer editions of our desktop operating systems are eligible to receive five years of Mainstream Support and five years of Extended Support. In the past, commercial customers who updated to the most current supported Security Packs (SPs) could receive security updates, even when Mainstream Support for a product ended. This update formalizes that all editions of our operating systems will receive security updates as long as they are using the most current SP.