Vista will never get Microsoft’s Edge browser, but it can use the latest versions of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox just fine.
As the upgrade assistant had confirmed my laptop was compatible with Windows 8 I purchased the Windows 8.1 pro student version on the microsoft website.
If you are on Vista, you have some time before your PC becomes completely unsupported.
Modern software does still support Windows Vista, too.
That’s the only situation where it would make sense to upgrade a Windows Vista computer to Windows 10 — and most people won’t even want to build their own PCs.
Corporations with Windows volume-licensing agreements will also get access to Windows 10, and they could upgrade their Windows Vista PCs to Windows 10 for what might be no extra licensing cost. If, somehow, you can get your hands on a cheap Windows 10 retail license, you could absolutely use it to upgrade an existing Windows Vista PC.