Possible to swap Vista Ultimate (64) Licence for XP Pro (64) licence

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Mike, May 30, 2008.

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest


    I heard is is possible under some circumstances to swap a Vista
    licence back to an XP licence and would like to investigate if it is
    possible for me to do this.

    My reasons are the poor networking performance of Vista cf XP and also
    the fact that none of the MS development systems I am using (VS6 and
    VS2003.NET) will run on Vista.

    Thanks in advance for any advice,

    Mike, May 30, 2008
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    Alias Guest

    If you used an update version of Vista, you're SOL and will have to buy
    a new license. It's called Microsoft's "double dip" into your pocket.

    Alias, May 30, 2008
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  3. Mike

    Frank Guest

    You stupid POS lying linux troll, you'd had to have purchased the upgrade.
    Jackass loser. Get lost. You've no business being in here.
    Frank, May 30, 2008

  4. Temper, temper little man, you're going to stroke out some day if you
    can't get your violent temper under control.

    See Frank, I'm really your friend, trying to warn you about your
    self-destructive personality that sooner or later will lead to your
    demise. Maybe you need a new hobby. Try basket weaving, or knitting,
    so you mellow out. You could also try Yoga and pal cut way back on
    your caffeine intake. Chill man, chill. Your strung so tight you're
    going to pop sooner or later if you continue acting like you do.
    Adam Albright, May 30, 2008
  5. Mike

    Alias Guest

    Yeah, his post makes no sense but which of of his posts do?

    Alias, May 30, 2008
  6. Mike

    Frank Guest

    Translation: alias is too stupid to comprehend what he has just read.
    Hey sheep-fukker, ask your butt-buddy to translate for you!...LOL!
    Frank, May 30, 2008
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    Mark Guest

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    measekite Guest

    Do you like lamb chops?
    measekite, May 30, 2008
  9. Mike

    Mick Murphy Guest

    Some OEMs have that downgrade option in place for Business and above, but not
    Contact the computer Manufacturer.
    Mick Murphy, May 30, 2008
  10. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Maybe this will help. Hi Mark,

    Thanks for your reply. That does seem to explain the situatio pretty
    clearly. My problem is that I want to run XP64 and my only licenced
    media is XP32. Is there any way around this do you know or do I just
    have to go out and buy another copy of XP ?


    Mike, May 30, 2008
  11. Mike

    Mark Guest

    You have to buy a copy. It's like a hundred and change at Newegg for the OEM

    Mark, May 31, 2008
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    Canuck57 Guest

    The good part is, you can still get a XP x64 OEM from most local PC
    electronics places or a variety of on line sources.

    Bad part, you will have to buy another copy.
    Canuck57, May 31, 2008
  13. Mike

    Frank Guest

    You dimwitted moron...it only ever came in OEM version.
    Frank, May 31, 2008

  14. Another brilliant example of Frank's command of the English language:

    "....it only ever" especially funny considering Frank said it after
    babbling 'you dimwitted moron'.

    I used to say Frank made it to the sixth grade. Now I realize that's
    an insult to every kid that actually did. Frank obviously hasn't got
    that far. It shows.
    Adam Albright, May 31, 2008
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