[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/[/newsimage] Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-to-end-support-for-vista-61247/](http://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-to-end-support-for-vista-61247/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
Seems like no time from Vista was first released.
Sigh. The headline of this [I]old news[/I] is absolutely misleading.
Something like “Vista now in extended support phase” would have been more appropriate.
Until a few weeks ago, MS planned to supply extended support (i.e. security fixes) only to the business flavours of Vista. The home versions, including Home Premium, Ultimate would then have been no longer supplied with security patches.
Fortunately, MS changed their mind recently. And while they were at it, they gave the home versions of “7” the same extended support period as with the business versions.
M$ should refund everyone who bought WVista.
[QUOTE=redback5;2630875]M$ should refund everyone who bought WVista.[/QUOTE]
And we all should get a share of M$ in the process for being given the “BAIT and Switch”…
That refund should go with the people like me who “bought” Vista already installed on a new computer.
I tried to get Lenovo who was still installing XP on some computers to exchange XP for Vista but they wouldn’t budge . I think that was because MS gave computer companies such a low price on Vista that they would have lost money .
They sure didn’t give the consumers who bought Vista retail a deal like that.
Interestingly, I just bought a new mobo (Asus P8Z77 V Deluxe) and it doesn’t support Windows Vista, but does have limited support for XP.
[QUOTE=cholla;2630925]That refund should go with the people like me who “bought” Vista already installed on a new computer.[/QUOTE] In Europe it takes about a three year long lawsuit to get your twenty euros from a built-in Microsoft OS. Just don’t bother with it, erase your newly bought harddisks and put on it what you want.
I once had a 45 minute fight with a sales-droid that tried to convince me that they only have “completely preinstaled” laptops. He would have gotten away with it, if they didn’t show me the retail price first and then tried to charge me an additional 15 euro’s. After i told him if they offer it for a certain price they also are legally obliged to sell it for me at that price (no matter what kind of extra options they might have on it) they caved in.
[QUOTE=Mr. Belvedere;2631351]In Europe it takes about a three year long lawsuit [/QUOTE]
I think the time would be shorter in the US but I never intended to sue.
Sometimes a call to a manufacturer complaining has worked & I got what I wanted.
Sometimes it hasn’t. With Lenovo it didn’t work.
So if you have the time it doesn’t hurt to try.
They’re usually not going to call you to see if your satisfied.
[QUOTE=Dee;2631170]Interestingly, I just bought a new mobo (Asus P8Z77 V Deluxe) and it doesn’t support Windows Vista, but does have limited support for XP.[/QUOTE]
Wow that is strange.
[QUOTE=Wombler;2631402]Wow that is strange.
[/QUOTE]Possibly marketing statement only. Vista and 7 are so similar, I don’t see a reason, why a piece of hardware is supported by 7 and partially by XP, but not by Vista?
XP support will last longer than Vista support? Outside pressure forced that extension for XP I think