Dell to Keep Selling XP After June - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

03:32 PM
Jake Widman
Jake Widman

Dell to Keep Selling XP After June

CNET News, PC Magazine

Dell has announced that customers who want to buy a PC with Windows XP preinstalled will still be able to do so after the official cutoff date in June.Microsoft's system builder license permits a vendor like Dell to sell a version of XP as part of "downgrade rights" so long as the customer purchases Vista as well. Usually that means the customer gets Vista preinstalled on a computer along with XP on a disc that enables them to keep running the old OS until they're ready to upgrade.

Dell's departure is in offering to preinstall that version of XP if the customer requests, even after XP's official June 30 end-of-life date. The customer buying Vista Business or Ultimate will be able to get their PC with XP Professional installed, along with a Vista Business or Ultimate DVD and license and an XP Professional CD.CNET News, PC Magazine

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
InformationWeek Is Getting an Upgrade!

Find out more about our plans to improve the look, functionality, and performance of the InformationWeek site in the coming months.

11 Things IT Professionals Wish They Knew Earlier in Their Careers
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  4/6/2021
Time to Shift Your Job Search Out of Neutral
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  3/31/2021
Does Identity Hinder Hybrid-Cloud and Multi-Cloud Adoption?
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  4/1/2021
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
Download this report to compare how cloud usage and spending patterns have changed in 2020, and how respondents think they'll evolve over the next two years.
Current Issue
Successful Strategies for Digital Transformation
Download this report to learn about the latest technologies and best practices or ensuring a successful transition from outdated business transformation tactics.
Flash Poll