Just over 10 years ago, Windows Vista was released, five years ago the mainstream support ended meaning it would only get security updates. Now, Microsoft has ended all support for Vista.
We aren’t sure why anyone would still be on Vista but we bet there are still people out there running it just like there are those running XP which stopped getting support years ago.
According to Steam, there are 0.10% of Steam users with Vista compared to 0.94% running Windows XP. Currently Windows 10 64-bit is the most used OS at 50.15% of Steam users running it.
This is usual for Microsoft to have a roadmap on when support for an OS will come to an end. Windows 8 is scheduled to end support lifecycle in January 2023 while Windows 10 will go until 2025. By then, of course, we’ll be many versions of Windows beyond what we have now so as long as you keep updated you’ll not have to worry about not getting security updates.
End of Windows Vista support
As of April 11, 2017, Windows Vista customers are no longer receiving new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical updates from Microsoft. Microsoft has provided support for Windows Vista for the past 10 years, but the time has come for us, along with our hardware and software partners, to invest our resources towards more recent technologies so that we can continue to deliver new experiences.
For more information, including what will happen if you continue to use Windows Vista, see Windows Vista support has ended.