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    Good news for some.You can read the whole story here;Reprieve from Microsoft
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    I'm not too suprised, there are many, many businesses still chugging along with Windows 2000
    and getting by quite nicely at that.
    But for personal users? I think the majority of those will dump XP long before the new dump date and not downgrade
    on a Windows 7 purchased machine.
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    Note this quote from the article:

    "As a result, the OEM versions of Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate will continue to include downgrade rights to the similar versions of Windows Vista or Windows XP Professional."

    Since the vast majority of users purchase Windows 7 Home Premium either with a new PC or an upgrade, they will not have downgrade rights anyway.

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    Not exactly giving anything away are they? Pay for the flash version and you can run the old crock if you wish....

    cheers, Paul

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    Support will need to be extended after 2014 or there will be an awful lot of compromised computers about. I didn't see anything mentioned about Critical patches, did anyone else?

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