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Ending Support For Windows Vista & Office 2007

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Why are we ending support for Windows Vista & Office 2007?

This is a good question, Windows Vista has been a very good and reliable operating system but Microsoft have decided to end its support for Windows Vista and Office 2007. This means that there will no longer be any software updates from Microsoft windows updates, these include hot fixes and security updates that can help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware and other malicious software.

As we continue to develop our product to keep up with the latest technologies we cannot guarantee our new products & features we develop will work with Vista or Office 2007. Technology moves so fast these days that without the support from Microsoft with updates we will not be able to move the dezrez software forward for customers running on Vista and Office 2007. Windows has seen many advancements in the past, older PC’s will not be able to cope with today’s technological demands in software.


Can I still use Dezrez with Windows Vista & Office 2007 after April 11th 2017?

Yes you can, but dezrez will not be able to:

  • Provide support for any problems / issues you may experience
  • Release any bug fixes, updates or new functionality to you


What are the risks if you continue to use Windows Vista & Office 2007?

Those who continue to use the operating system could find themselves at a greater risk. Microsoft routinely patches its systems with Windows Updates as vulnerabilities are discovered and, while many love Windows Vista it’s fair to say it’s had its problems. A major bug bear has been the fact it’s been ripe with vulnerabilities in past years. In fact, Vista is arguably one of the most targeted Operating Systems connected to the Internet, which will make it an enormous liability after the April 11th 2017 deadline.


What do we recommend?

If you are currently using Windows Vista then we highly recommend you upgrade to Windows 10. If you are currently using office 2007 then we highly recommend you upgrade to office 2016.

For those of you that really can’t bear to be separated from your Vista machine you have a choice. Continue to use the operating system in the hope that it will stay safe from malicious software. Or upgrade your operating system to Windows 10 or as a last resort disconnect the machine and get a new one with a supported operating system.


In a Nutshell

Following Microsoft’s decision to end support for Windows Vista and Office 2007, on 11th April 2017 dezrez will no longer install, support or release any new functionality or updates to any user using Windows Vista or Office 2007.

If you have any questions or queries regarding this, please don’t hesitate to contact our support team.

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