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Microsoft Ends Vista SP1 Support, Promotes Windows 7

Software giant Microsoft ended the support for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 with yesterday’s Patch Tuesday security update release.

The company is yet to announce the end of support date for Windows Vista Service Pack 2 but is encouraging users to move to the Windows 7 operating system. Roughly ten percent PC users around the world are struggling with the Vista operating system

Brandishing the 400 million licenses milestone for Windows 7, Microsoft said in a blog post that users must upgrade to Windows 7 if they want to continue support for their systems.

“I wanted to remind folks that as of today July 12th, Windows Vista Service Pack 1 is no longer supported. We recommend folks look at upgrading to Windows 7 which is the fastest selling operating system in history selling over 400 million licenses to-date,” said Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc.

“Windows Vista users can also use Windows Update to update their PC to the latest service pack available which is Service Pack 2 (SP2),” he added.

The blog post comes just days after the company advised to let go of Windows XP and allow it to move on, by migrating to Windows 7.