Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Feb 2007 09:13 UTC, submitted by jayson.knight
Windows Microsoft will not close a loophole that offers consumers a cheaper way to upgrade to Windows Vista. Users can install the upgrade version of the new operating system as a fresh installation, even if they do not currently own a licensed copy of Windows XP. The procedure is time consuming, but allows users to save about 35 per cent of the purchase price for the regular Windows Vista.
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by Lamego on Wed 7th Feb 2007 12:43 UTC
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Precisely. I imagine the high prices for the retail version is to induce more PC sales rather than to increase revenue. If people look at the retail prices of Windows Vista, they would probably go, "Oy, I may as well get a new PC" - chances are, many would.

Do you really believe people will buy a new PC just to try Vista ?

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