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May 27, 2011

How Does Downgrade Rights for Windows 7 Work?

Below is an excerpt from our latest Knowledge base article, How Does Downgrade Rights for Windows 7 Work? Introduction Windows 7 is the latest offering in desktop operating systems from Microsoft.  In some cases end-users still need to operate with previous versions of O/S such as Windows XP or Vista. As part of Microsoft’s End…

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April 07, 2009

Windows 7 to XP downgrade confirmed by Microsoft

Is this another nail in the coffin for Vista? Microsoft confirmed recently that PC makers will offer customers that buy Windows 7 PCs the ability to continue using Windows XP through downgrade rights. “We will offer downgrade rights from Windows 7 to Windows XP in the same way we did with Windows Vista,” a Microsoft…

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December 04, 2007

What is a Windows operating system downgrade?

Did you know that Microsoft Windows Vista can be downgraded to XP or even W2K? Depending on the type of license you own you may have the rights to user older versions of the operating systems. What is a downgrade? To Microsoft, “downgrade” explains the licensing rights it grants to older operating systems. Downgrade does…

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April 07, 2014

Stealth Support of Windows XP after April 8th, 2014

As we have previously reported, April 8, 2014 marks the official end of Windows XP support from Microsoft. On April 8, 2014 security updates will stop being issued for the aging but still popular operating system. Moving forward Stealth recommends the Windows 7, 64-bit operating system as a base for all of its new and…

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April 11, 2013

Microsoft to end Windows XP support in one year

Microsoft is warning that in just one year on April 8, 2014, that it will stop delivering security updates for Windows XP, ending support for the operating system which is still one of the most popular and widely used in the world. Microsoft on several of it’s blog posted about Window XP’s end date urging…

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October 23, 2012

The New Windows 8 Release

As Microsoft gets ready for the release of their brand new operating system Windows 8 on October 28th lurking in the blogosphere contains much buzz (often negative) with the early reviews of the new O/S. Windows 8 is in many ways a large departure from the traditional Windows user interface which aims to blend the…