Solved What Happens To Vista Forums When Vista Is No Longer Supported.

Jody Thornton

Power User
I will continue to use it.
I'm attached to Vista in a similar fashion I am attached to Cammy White...

Perhaps there is a way installing unofficial updates after the end of its time?
I'm doing just that with Windows 8 (using Server 2012 updates) as it's two months out of support. I'm hopeful for Vista too.
:)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP xw8600 Workstation
    CPU
    Two Intel Xeon Core2 Quad 3.2 GHz Processors
    Motherboard
    Proprietary
    Memory
    16 GB DDR2 800 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia Quadro FX 3800 PCI-E
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster 213T 21" 4x3 Flat Screen
    Screen Resolution
    1600x1200
    Hard Drives
    Two Seagate Cheetah 300 GB SAS Disks
    PSU
    Proprietary
    Case
    HP xw8600 Workstation Case
    Cooling
    Two CPU Fans and One Larger Cooling Fan
    Mouse
    Microsoft USB Optical Mouse
    Keyboard
    PS/2 Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    7 mbps
    Other Info
    Storage Interface: Two LSI 3000 SAS Adapters
    Browser: Firefox Quantum ESR 60.2.0

Cammygirl192

Cammy White FTW
Member
That's good.
It's sad to know that Vista will actually last less time than XP will, something like 2018 for Vista and 2019 for XP?

I'm actually running XP on my netbook over Linux now for some reason, decided to install it back as I dearly missed it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Packard Bell imedia s3210
    CPU
    AMD Athlon(tm) 7450 Dual Core Processor (2.40GHz)
    Memory
    2.00GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8200

Barman58

Staff member
Vista Guru
Gold Member
XP is no longer supported at all by Microsoft, not even security updates have been issued for some time now.

XP only lasted as long as it did due to some issues with it's replacement - The original replacement to XP, the Longhorn Project, was cancelled just before the release sate and a complete new project started, this project after a few years was the one released to the public as Vista. Microsoft has always works on about a Three/Four year Cycle ( twice Moore's Law? ), so the life cycle of Vista was more of a return to the standard :)

(BTW If using XP today just remember to run a reliable Anti-Malware / AntiVirus regime, as XP is no longer being updated in any way)
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 1709 Fall Creators Update (16299.192)
    Manufacturer/Model
    Real World Computers (Custom by Me)
    CPU
    AMD FX8350 Vishera 8 Core @4GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus M5A78L-M USB3
    Memory
    32GB [4x8GB] DDR3 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus nVidia GTX750TI-OC-2GD5 (2GB DDR5)
    Sound Card
    ASUS Xoner DG + SPDIF to 5.1 System + HDMI
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer G276HL 27", (DVi) + Samsung 39" HDTV (HDMI)
    Screen Resolution
    2 x 1920x1080 @50Hz
    Hard Drives
    Internal
    Crucial CT256MX100SSD1 256GB SSD,
    WDC WD30EZRX-00D8PB0 3TB,
    Toshiba HDWD130 3TB
    Seagate ST2000DM001-1CH1 2TB,

    External (USB3)
    Seagate Backup+ Hub BK SCSI Disk 8TB
    2.5/3.5 Hot Swap Cradle, USB3 + eSata (client HDDs)

    NAS 4TB +1TB
    PSU
    Aerocool Templarius Imperator 750W 80+ Silver
    Case
    AeroCool X-Warrior Red Devil Tower
    Cooling
    Hyper103 CPU, Rear 120mm, Front 2x120mm, Side 2x120mm
    Mouse
    Wireless Logitec - MX Master + M570 Trackball
    Keyboard
    Wireless Logitec MK710 + K400+
    Internet Speed
    37.8 MB Down 9.5 MB Up
    Other Info
    Six Sensor Auto / Manual Digital cooling (Fan) control with Touch control Panel
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 1709 Fall Creators Update (16299.192)
    Manufacturer/Model
    Real World Computers (Custom by Me)
    CPU
    AMD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 32" TV
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2.5/3.5 Hot Swap Cradle, USB3 + eSata (client HDDs)AMDAMD

    NAS 4TB +1TB
    Internet Speed
    37.8 MB Down 9.5 MB Up

ilikefree

Vista Guru
Gold Member

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Thinkpad T400
    CPU
    Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53GHz
    Motherboard
    LENOVO 64734VM
    Memory
    2.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 531MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Sound Card
    Conexant 20561 SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    1x 180GB Intel 530 series SSD
    1 x 120GB Hitachi 5400rmp
    1 x 650GB Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    1x 1Tb Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    Internet Speed
    Medium for New Zealand
    Other Info
    Weakest part of my computer is the graphics chipset.
    Only ever used a laptop.
    Also use USB Freeview TV Card
    Lenovo Docking Station
    External Speakers
    Other bits a pieces as needed

Night Hawk

Vista Guru
One of the big let downs that initially saw Vista get a bad rap and the XP fan base sneers was the fact that MS never correctly stated the actual minimum system requirements were higher then what the OEMs were selling at the time with 512mb of memory some seeing 768mb while 1gb minimum 2gb recommended would have better prepared people for the larger OS. 7 and now all the way up to 10 presently with the MinWin kernel having been refined even further still sees the 1gb minimum.

As for continued support some are still running 2000 let alone XP and Vista. So some will still be in need of help despite MS having already dropped support for those two older versions while Vista fortunately has until April 17, 2017 as far as seeing anything from MS that is.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom built desktops =2 Toshiba replace HP laptop
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 975 Deneb core 3.6ghz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4
    Memory
    Kingston Hyper X 1.5v DDR3 PC12800 1600mhz 16gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI Radeon HD 5750 1tb
    Sound Card
    Creative X-Fi XtremeAudio PCIe
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus 19" HP 20" second lcd main HP 20" remote pc.
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900, 1600x900 main - 1600x900 2nd desktop
    Hard Drives
    WD Black Edition 1tb Sata II -2
    WD SAS "Heavy Duty" RE class 2tb - 2
    External usb/eSata WD Black 1tb main -1
    External usb only WD Green Power 1tb -1
    PSU
    Corsair 750w 750TX main - Corsair 600w remote
    Case
    Antec 900-2 - SSD compatible eSata ports 2 - NZXT Vulcan 2nd
    Cooling
    Zalman CNPS9900A cpu, twin front 120s, top 200cm, rear 120
    Mouse
    MSI Interceptor D200
    Keyboard
    AZIO Ilumminated keys gaming keyboard/volume control usb
    Internet Speed
    30mbps upgrade
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