[LINK] Microsoft: the environmantalist
mgm-ns at tardis.net
Mon Dec 1 23:23:42 EST 2008
On Mon, 01 Dec 2008 01:18:41 +1030, you wrote:
>For enterprise PCs it's a mess. There's the license on the original computer.
>But until recently that would be Windows ME and the customer would use their
>Select license purchase agreement to upgrade the OS to Windows Xp. So when
>on-sold the computer needs to be downgraded to Windows ME. More recent
>computers shipped with Xp and wouldn't need to be altered. Very recent computers
>which shipped with a Vista license but were downgraded to Xp to allow for
>an enterprise-wide single OS would need to be reinstalled with Vista.
The OEM License Terms for Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista
Business and Windows Vista Ultimate operating systems do grant
downgrade rights. So there is no need on resale to reinstall Vista
after a PC has been downgraded to XP.
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