Vista’s Out, Creator’s Update is In

TWindows Vista Logooday is the day. April 11, 2017 is the day that Microsoft officially ends support for the beleaguered Windows Vista operating system. First released in 2007, mainstream support for Vista ended five years ago. Now, all support has ended and it moves to the big hard drive in the sky.

There are very few machines out there that still run Vista, with latest data estimating that less than one percent of computers globally still using it. Vista was far from the best version of Windows, so if you happen to still use a machine with it, it’s time to upgrade! Keeping a more modern version of an OS helps keep your devices safe from vulnerability attacks and provides you with better compatibility with newer devices. You’ll also still receive important security updates from Microsoft, which is no longer the case with Vista as of today.

If you’re ready to update your computer to Windows 10, stop by for special discount pricing for student, faculty, and staff.

Windows 10 Updates On The Way

Speaking of updates, Windows 10 is gearing up to begin its rollout of the Creators Update. Technically known as Version 1703, the Creators Update provides a lot of bug fixes, as well as cool new features including improved drivers for virtual reality headsets, Microsoft Edge browser improvements, and a 3D version of everyone’s favorite timekiller: Paint! Check out this video for a sneak peek:

SMU computers running Windows 10 will be updated over the network once the Creators Update is tested to function well with all SMU services.

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Zach Peterson

Zach is a Senior IT Training & Communications Consultant with OIT. Zach began his SMU career at the IT Help Desk in 2012 and joined the Training & Communications Team in 2015. He is a 2011 graduate from the University of North Texas and obtained a Master of Liberal Studies degree from SMU in 2018. He enjoys reading and collecting vintage and antique radio sets. He grew up in Valley View, Texas near Denton.