Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Jun 2007 21:39 UTC, submitted by jayson.knight
Windows Microsoft is simplifying the processes via which its PC-maker partners will be able to provide 'downgrade' rights from Windows Vista to Windows XP for their customers. Microsoft will implement the first of the policy changes for its Gold Certified (top-tier) OEM partners within the next couple of weeks. The company will streamline downgrade-rights policies and procedures for the broader channel somewhat later, said John Ball, general manager of Microsoft's US Systems Group.
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RE[2]: Vista has been a disaster
by stestagg on Fri 29th Jun 2007 19:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Vista has been a disaster"
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Also, why couldn't you just use the XP license from the old boxes you're replacing?

OEM Licenses are tied to the machine. Doing this is illegal

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