Downgrade from XP Pro to 2000 Pro?


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Bob Carver

Is there an option to downgrade from XP Pro to Windows
2000 Pro on systems still utilizing the same software
license that came with the XP?

The reason I'm asking is it's difficult to order PC's with
2000 pre-loaded anymore. The environment I'm working with
is POS for restaurants and 2000 works better in our
particular situation.

I'm trying to come up with the best, most cost effective
and of course legal solution to taking these systems from
XP Pro to Win 2k Pro.

Thank you for any advice you may have.

Regards,
BCarver
 
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Carey Frisch [MVP]

OEM licenses do not typically grant downgrade rights.

Microsoft® Select, Open, OEM and FPP License Product Downgrade Rights.
http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBM/tip6200/rh6235.htm

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User

Be Smart! Protect your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

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"Bob Carver" (e-mail address removed) wrote in message:

| Is there an option to downgrade from XP Pro to Windows
| 2000 Pro on systems still utilizing the same software
| license that came with the XP?
|
| The reason I'm asking is it's difficult to order PC's with
| 2000 pre-loaded anymore. The environment I'm working with
| is POS for restaurants and 2000 works better in our
| particular situation.
|
| I'm trying to come up with the best, most cost effective
| and of course legal solution to taking these systems from
| XP Pro to Win 2k Pro.
|
| Thank you for any advice you may have.
|
| Regards,
| BCarver
 
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Guest

So, via the link you provide me I found this. I read it to
mean (yes you can downgrade) but if I'm missing something
please feel free to educate me further.

System licenses acquired via the OEM channel follow rights
granted in the OEM license. PCs licensed for Windows XP
Professional OEM are licensed to use identified previous
versions of Windows Operating System Product(s) in lieu of
Windows XP Professional (Microsoft® Windows® 2000
Professional, Microsoft® Windows NT® 4.0 or Microsoft®
Windows® 98 (Second Edition).


Regards,
BCarver
 
C

Carey Frisch [MVP]

You'll have to talk to the folks at the company
you are purchasing the PCs from for clarification
of their OEM licensing rules.

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User

Be Smart! Protect your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

-------------------------------------------------------------------------


So, via the link you provide me I found this. I read it to
mean (yes you can downgrade) but if I'm missing something
please feel free to educate me further.

System licenses acquired via the OEM channel follow rights
granted in the OEM license. PCs licensed for Windows XP
Professional OEM are licensed to use identified previous
versions of Windows Operating System Product(s) in lieu of
Windows XP Professional (Microsoft® Windows® 2000
Professional, Microsoft® Windows NT® 4.0 or Microsoft®
Windows® 98 (Second Edition).


Regards,
BCarver
 
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Adam Lewis

Bob said:
Is there an option to downgrade from XP Pro to Windows
2000 Pro on systems still utilizing the same software
license that came with the XP?

The reason I'm asking is it's difficult to order PC's with
2000 pre-loaded anymore. The environment I'm working with
is POS for restaurants and 2000 works better in our
particular situation.

I'm trying to come up with the best, most cost effective
and of course legal solution to taking these systems from
XP Pro to Win 2k Pro.

Thank you for any advice you may have.

Regards,
BCarver
unfortunatly no you will no be able to downgrade.best bet is to order
the machine with no os and do a fresh load of 2000
 
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Alex Nichol

Bob said:
Is there an option to downgrade from XP Pro to Windows
2000 Pro on systems still utilizing the same software
license that came with the XP?

The reason I'm asking is it's difficult to order PC's with
2000 pre-loaded anymore. The environment I'm working with
is POS for restaurants and 2000 works better in our
particular situation.
There are arrangements for companies who hold volume license contracts
for 2000 to add machines bought with XP on downgrade. You would need to
talk to the MS sales rep who deals with the contract
 
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