Microsoft Vista Is No Longer Safe or Viable
The official date for Vista's end of life is the 17th of April 2017 which is just around the corner.
Main stream support for Vista ended way back in 2012 and Google stopped supporting their very popular web browser Chrome for Vista April 2016.
Perhaps one of the final nails in the coffin for Vista is the recent announcement by Google that Gmail will stop supporting older versions of its Chrome browser soon.
The implications of this is quite simple: it you want to access Gmail on a Windows device it will need to be running Windows 7,8 or 10.
The writing has been on the wall for Vista for a considerable time and if you are still running Vista, the time is nigh and you should move to a supported version of Windows as soon as possible.
Its not that Vista is suddenly going to cease to function on the 17th of April 2017, your computer will still operate and your data will be accessible albeit with more risk particularly if you access the internet using Vista.
If you are still running Vista, then its highly likely what your hardware is also getting to the end of its serviceable life. If you have a very late Vista machine, then its quite possible that the hardware would be capable of running Windows 7 and above so you might be able to refurbish the hardware to Windows 7 or 10.
The bottom line is that you must update for your own security, online safety and peace of mind.
Vista has had its time and the best thing is to let Vista slip away quietly.