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    Schools licence for Xp

    Does anyone know if MS is going to get funny about buying
    XP on a schools agreement ( in April 2009 ). Are they still going to
    allow you to buy Vista licences and then downgrade to XP ?

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    I have just renewed mine and yes it is vista with a downgrade, I have heard nothing about them stopping this and I am sure that we would have by now if they were

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    a source of mine from microsoft said that in april you will ONLY be able to get vista with downgrade licences, and not xp licences on there own. I suppose the only good thing about that is that you dont pay for vista licences should you want vista on the machines.

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    I think Microsoft have little choice but to offer downgrade licenses. Statistically it still works for them, so they can claim they've sold millions of copies of Vista, but no where do you see how many copies are actually used.

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    Why would anyone want to buy XP

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    If your under a schools aggreement it is just like normal volume liscencing, you get the liscences for the latest OS at the time and can run that or any of the prior products if you still have working volume keys for them. You could run NT workstation or 2000 if you really wanted to and had a volume key for it as they are also both previous product versions of Vista Business/Enterprise

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