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Old 09-25-2007
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Microsoft quietly unveils Vista-to-XP downgrade

Redmond (WA) - Microsoft has reportedly begun offering a downgrade option to PC makers who want to allow their customers to have the option of using XP over the pre-installed Vista software.

Computer manufacturers including Fujitsu, Lenovo, and HP now mainly offer PCs exclusively with Vista pre-installed. Customers who would prefer to have XP can request a downgrade disc for computers that come with Vista Business and Vista Ultimate. These two versions allow downgrading as part of the software licensing, but the process is difficult without a specifically coded disc.

Several big PC makers never stopped offering XP as an option for custom-built computers. However, the standalone operating system software has nearly vanished from all retail outlets.

The new policy dates back to June, when Microsoft caved in to allow the manufacturers to include a special XP downgrade CD with systems that come pre-loaded with one of the two high-end Vista packages. Per Microsoft's licensing terms, it is not obligated to supply earlier versions of its operating system to consumers or manufacturers.
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Old 10-01-2008
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It is amazing what Microsoft can and cannot do!
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It is amazing what Microsoft can and cannot do!
True that but sadly 1 thing they suck at big time is the Windows Vista and Windows 7 compatibility mode to use some XP stuff on Vista and 7. I tried it a bunch of different ways to try to get it to work and no luck. Companies that make their new comps aren't making them with Windows XP in mind any more because of newer, faster better components for laptops and desktops. The only way you have a chance is sticking to CPUs that are rated at 32bit and not the new 64bit. Just wait till the next wave of new computer parts then XP comps aren't gonna be of any use to anyone any more not the hardware.
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