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Anyone have a licensed copy of Win XP they'd like to donate to free my sister from the tyranny of Windows Vista?

Date: 2010-04-01 04:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tithonium.livejournal.com
XP or 7? I have several copies of XP laying around, but I don't know which once aren't installed somewhere (eg, I don't know which ones are technically legit). I can get you legit copies of 7 tho.

Date: 2010-04-01 04:54 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] cow.livejournal.com
At least as of a couple of years ago, Microsoft would legally allow anyone to downgrade from Vista to XP (http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9040318/FAQ_Giving_up_on_Vista_Here_s_how_to_downgrade_to_XP) by choosing the 'activate by phone' option and explaining over the phone that the customer was downgrading.

No idea if you still can! But it might be worth a shot.

Date: 2010-04-01 05:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] neuro42.livejournal.com
This is what I was going to say -- I believe she has a legal right to install XP as a "downgrade" (really upgrade) of her Vista license. If so, I have media I can burn (no keys required). Whether or not I can *find* it...

Date: 2010-04-01 06:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stolen-tea.livejournal.com
7 is quite a good operating system, I have to say. I like it much better than XP.

Date: 2010-04-01 02:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pathdancer.livejournal.com
Or Win7, which is a vast improvement over either...

Date: 2010-04-01 11:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ziptie.livejournal.com
For the record, no one in seattle should pay retail for MS products. I'm sure you can find someone who works at MS or knows someone at MS if you need to buy a new copy. :-)


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