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Microsoft quietly lets Vista users revert back to XP

September 26, 2007

Have you installed Microsoft Windows Vista ?, are you satisfied with it ? hate vista ? fed up with it ?, Microsoft is quietly allows you to downgrade your Vista box to Windows XP Pro.

According to PC World blog, Dell, Hewlett-packard and Lenovo are just a few of the system manufactures that offering downgrades to their customers.

Dell, Hewlett-Packard, and Lenovo are just a few of the system manufacturers offering downgrades. Each of these PC makers offer an XP Pro recovery disc to those who request one that can be used to revert a Vista machine to XP Pro. Dell, HP, and Lenovo customers can request a Windows XP Pro recovery disc to be included with their purchase of a Vista machine -- should they want to revert in the future. Customers who already have purchased a Vista-PC can request an XP

Each vendor are offering different policy on allowing their customers to downgrade. Lenovo give a chance for its customers who purchased machines with Vista Business or Ultimate , to purchase a Windows XP recovery CD for a limited time only. Dell is offering to have Window XP Pro Recovery CD shipped iwith the machine for a $20, and no cost for licensing, the same with HP too, except the cost for XP Recovery CD is not include a license to activate the XP.

However, it is reported that this revert-back to XP Pro from Vista is a business trend, not a consumer trend. Additionally there are many customers and businesses have complained about Vista's lack of support for software and hardware designed oginally for XP.

[via thatdamnpc]

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