Posts Tagged ‘end of support’

Remember: Windows Vista Support Ends Next Month

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Just in case there are still a few Windows Vista users out there, don’t forget that the end is near.

Microsoft plans to end the extended support for its operating system Windows Vista next month so that no further security updates will be released for the OS. The client Windows lifecycle sheet on Microsoft’s website lists April 11, 2017 as the end of support. Microsoft will release security patches for Windows Vista on that day, and stop support for the operating system afterwards.


Google Drive – End of Support for Windows XP and Vista

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

It’s not really that surprising that Google Drive has opted to end support for these operating systems, but it is a bit surprising that both programs will still work with Google Drive, regardless of the end of support.

Google announced yesterday that its Google Drive software won’t support Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2003 anymore starting January 1, 2017. Google Drive is the company’s official desktop program that enables Google users to manage and sync files between their devices and the Google cloud.


Windows XP End-of-Support is not the End of the World

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Today is also the day when about one third of the world’s PC users will start shopping for an new operating system.

Today is the last day of extended support for Microsoft’s popular operating system Windows XP. What this means is that Microsoft won’t publish public security patches for the operating system after that day. Governments and businesses can pay the company to extend support further, but if your home PC is running XP, you are on your own.


Microsoft will Inform XP Users about End of Support with a Popup

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

About one third of Windows-based PCs are still running XP … it will be interesting to see how many of those users upgrade to Windows 8, now that support for XP has ended.

If you are interested in technology you know that Windows XP support will end in April. To be precise, the extended support for Windows XP with Service Pack 3 ends on April 8th, 2014. If you are not interested in tech, you may not have heard about it at all. When I worked in tech support for a large German financial company, one of the things that was quite difficult to find out was which operating system a customer was using.