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Windows 7: You Can Go Back

When Vista came out, many new users clamored for the right to move back to XP. Unfortunately, going back wasn't always easy and wasn't usually free. With that lesson in mind, Microsoft just announced that new Windows 7 customers will have a year-and-a-half to move back down to XP or even Vista (however, the plan only applies to high-end versions of Windows 7).

While this is a nice gesture, I think downgraders will be few and far between -- maybe just those who depend on that random app that Windows 7 chokes on. What would make you want or need to go back to XP? And would there ever be a reason to move from Windows 7 to Vista? Answers readily read at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 06/19/2009 at 1:16 PM


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