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Emsisoft ends Windows XP and Vista support in April 2016


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#1 Sintharius

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 03:52 AM

Support for Windows XP and Vista will end April 2016 - Emsisoft Blog

Statistics today show that both Windows XP and Vista usage dropped dramatically since then. Among our customers the percentage has already dropped below the ten percent mark, with a continued trend downwards. As a direct result, we decided not to renew our extended support for Windows XP beyond April 2016. We will drop support for both Windows XP and Vista in the next major version of all our products, which is scheduled for release in 2016.

We fully understand that in many circumstances users have no way but to continue using XP or Vista, either due to computer upgrade budget restraints or because some old hardware devices dont come with drivers for newer operating systems at all. In these cases, we are offering partial refunds for any license time users cant use due to the changed minimum system requirements.



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Posted 25 June 2015 - 04:29 AM

Fascinating I understand them dropping support for XP, But Vista? 

Windows Vista

End of extended support

April 11, 2017

 



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Posted 25 June 2015 - 04:37 AM

Less than 5% of Emsisoft's user base use Vista, Nick. That OS is a monstrosity anyway :P

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 07:25 AM

Emsisoft is a smaller company when compared to the major anti-virus vendors so most likely this was a business decision.
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