Windows 7 Downgrade to XP Deadline Extended

Microsoft [MSFT] has extended the deadline for users wanting to downgrade from Windows 7 to Windows XP. The deadline has now moved all the way to 2020.

Microsoft had planned to remove this feature this year and many users would not have been able to downgrade after 2011, but have decided to extend it as many business still use Windows XP and want to standardize operating systems over all their computers.

As well as being able to downgrade to Windows XP Professional, users can also opt to downgrade to Windows Vista if required. The end was supposed to be around the time Windows 7 Service Pack 1 launched but now is a lot further away.

Windows XP is still used in many businesses and by allowing users to downgrade to Windows XP will save some hassle for now for those developers responsible for moving apps over to a newer environment.

Via: Geeky Gadgets

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