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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 (opens in new tab) 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.

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.