The XP downgrade alternative for Vista PCs


J

JockoBailey

While Microsoft is still pushing Vista hard, the company is quietly allowing
PC makers to offer a "downgrade" option to buyers that get machines with the
new operating system but want to switch to Windows XP.

The program applies only to Windows Vista Business and Ultimate versions,
and it is up to PC makers to decide how, if at all, they want to make XP
available. Fujitsu has been among the most aggressive, starting last month
to include an XP disc in the box with its laptops and tablets.

A Microsoft representative confirmed there were changes made over the summer
to make it easier for customers to downgrade to XP. Under Microsoft's
licensing terms for Vista, buyers of Vista Business and Vista Ultimate
Edition have always had the right to downgrade to XP, but in practice this
could be challenging. In June, Microsoft changed its practices to allow
computer makers that sell pre-activated Vista machines to order Windows XP
discs that could be included inside the box with PCs, or shipped to
customers without requiring additional activation. Microsoft noted in a
statement that neither it nor the PC makers are "obligated to supply earlier
versions to end users under the end user licensing terms."
 
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T

Tiberius

Yes I posted this a few days ago...

but it really should be called an upgrade.. since XP is superior to Vistain
every frikin way!
:)
 
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F

Frank

Tiberius said:
Yes I posted this a few days ago...

but it really should be called an upgrade.. since XP is superior to Vistain
every frikin way!
:)

You run XP and let the much more intelligent minkie run
Vista...hahaha...lol!
Frank
 

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