However, this is not to say that Windows Vista will stop working after its life support cycle ends.
After April 11, 2017, your device will no longer receive any more maintenance, including security and performance updates, and Microsoft won't provide any kind of support.
If this option isn't available, you may have to update your PC to the latest Windows patch.
Before the Upgrade Before starting the upgrade process there are a few things you need to do.
Microsoft is hoping to have all of its users migrate to Windows 8.1, the latest version of its Windows operating system.
Depending on your current operating system, it can be a real hassle to switch to the latest version of Windows.
You can get a copy of Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro at the Microsoft Store.
The extended support time frame for Windows Vista will expire one year from this week on 11 April 2017.