Windows Vista

A release of the Microsoft Windows operating system

Windows Vista
Screenshot of Windows Vista
Developer Microsoft
Source model Closed source / Shared source
Released to


November 8, 2006; 8 years ago


January 5, 2007; 7 years ago
Latest release Service Pack 2 (v6.0.6002) / April 22, 2009; 5 years ago
Update method Windows Update, Windows Server Update Services, SCCM
Platforms IA-32 and x86-64
Kernel type Hybrid
License Proprietary commercial software
Preceded by Windows XP (2001)
Succeeded by Windows 7 (2009)
Support status
Mainstream support ended on April 10, 2012.

Extended support until on April 11, 2017.

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