Within this week, Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007 will enter extended support. Below is what will actually happen during this transition:
In a product's extended support phrase, Microsoft continues to provide security patches to all users, but offers other fixes -- such as reliability and stability updates -- only to organizations that have signed support contracts with the company.
Both Vista and Office 2007 will continue to run, of course: The migration into extended support does not make them inoperable. Microsoft will deliver security updates for Vista and Office 2007 until mid-April 2017.