Future Microsoft End of Support Dates April 19 2014

Now that we are both in the midst of Windows 8/8.1 and through the End of Support deadline for Microsoft Windows XP, many people are wondering about Microsoft Windows Vista and 7 support.

The dates that follow are the office end of support dates given to the public by Microsoft:

-- Windows Vista (Service Pack 2)

The much maligned Windows Vista, as of the end of last year, is still used on many more computers than OS X by Apple.

** Mainstream support ends: No longer supported

** Extended support ends: April 11, 2017

-- Windows 7 (Service Pack 1) & Windows Server 2008 R2

This is currently the most popular release of Windows, and promises to hold that top spot for a very long time.

** Mainstream support ends: January 13, 2015

** Extended support ends: January 14, 2020