Enterprise Windows 7 users will get option to keep XP

PC vendors, with Microsoft's consent, will reportedly allow enterprise users to downgrade to XP, blogger Mary Jo Foley reports. AppleInsider ran a story this weekend that discussed HP's plans to allow buyers of new Windows 7 machines to get XP. According to Microsoft sources named in Foley's story, users who purchase volume licenses can -- and always have had the ability to -- downgrade to ANY older version of the operating system -- even Windows 2000, if they so chose.

  Also see: Microsoft limits Windows 7 upgrade options for enterprises without maintenance contracts

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