I just came across the following page indicating that, as of April 10 of this year, "mainstream suppport" for consumer versions of Vista will end, and there is no extended support period. Business editions will enjoy extended support through April 11, 2017.
Vista is the OS on my main PC -- the one I use for my work and to do most of my Web surfing. A couple of questions:
- Should I be concerned? Presumably, Windows Defender definitions would continue to come in, although other security updates and non-security fixes would not.
- If the answer to 1 is Yes, then should I consider buying Vista Business (assuming that's even possible still)? If I did make that change, would I be losing any features from my Home Premium? I know that Business and Home Premium don't have the same feature sets, but I don't know if installing Business over Home Premium would remove Home Premium features that Business lacks.
Thanks in advance for any information on this.