View Full Version : Dell Optiplex Vista Business with 'XP Downgrade Rights'

11-12-2012, 11:18 AM
I've got a few of these and want to put XP on one - Dell say the machine qualifies for an XP downgrade, but supplied no info whatsoever on the correct way to do this.

Any ideas? Thanks. :)

Alex B
11-12-2012, 11:45 AM
I rang MS about this maybe 3 years ago and they said to just use any disk and any OEM license key you can find around the place - the key does not have to match what is on the side of the box, just the licence.

It sounded wrong to be but the general rule of thumb with MS licensing is call them 3 times and use the answer that suits you best.

11-12-2012, 11:54 AM
Awesome. :lol:

That's what I normally do anyway. Think it's not too long before MS stops caring about what people do with XP licensing?