But Windows 10 will certainly run on those Windows Vista PCs.
After all, Windows 7, 8.1, and now 10 are all more lightweight and faster operating systems than Vista is.
Stay on the unstable, Windows Insider testing builds!
You’ll continue getting new features before everyone else — but they won’t always be stable.
Microsoft won’t be offering a free Windows 10 upgrade to any old Windows Vista PCs you might have around.
Only Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs get to join the new Windows 10 era for free.
End of support means that Microsoft will no longer update its in-built anti-virus solution, dubbed Security Essentials, which in turn means users will need to be extremely careful when using their device.Some estimates put its current marketshare among all desktop computer operating systems at less than one percent.By contrast, Windows 7, which Microsoft scrambled to released two years after Vista in 2009, is currently the most popular operating system in the world, used on roughly half of all personal computers. You don't want to be the person who gets hacked because they were running exposed Windows Vista.In fact, Vista never gained huge market share to begin with; many Microsoft customers opted to stick with the pleasing and reliable Windows XP for marathon. The embarrassment would be just as bad as the malware.By Andy Rathbone If you’re ready to take the leap from Windows Vista to Windows 7 on your computer, the process is fairly simple.