Microsoft Agrees To Windows XP Downgrades From Vista
No matter what Microsoft's PR team may say, Windows Vista just didn't do the trick this time. Customers are reluctant to go for the new OS and the Redmond company agreeing to XP downgrades from Vista only goes to prove it.
September 24, 2007
Be advised though, that the current offer is only available for Vista Business or Ultimate editions.
Up till now, Microsoft's only condition has been that XP preloads will cease to exist by January 31, 2008. Still, it is believed that this deadline has also become a matter of negotiations. Lenovo's XP offer will end five months later, on July 31, 2008, so a new Microsoft deadline is to be expected.
Aside from reported crashes and incompatibilities with various third-party software, Microsoft will have to sort out its biggest problem to date: customers consider Windows XP to be good enough for their needs and see no reason to go for a new OS which basically does the same thing, but costs more.