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  • I use steady state on XP computers, on the last one I bought I can only get Vista (home premium), but as soon as Steady state is not available for Vista I would like to be allowed to downgrade them to XP, is this possible ?

     

    I read somewhere that downgrade is available for Vista Pro only, what can I do !!

     

    it looks like a pitfall, because I've been forced to buy vista for less service than i got with XP, It looks like I need to buy Vista OEM (coming with the PC), and XP to get the same service (more that 300€ more to do the same thing).

     

    Thank you in advance for answer

    Saturday, November 24, 2007 11:33 PM

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  • Hi Rc35,

     

    SteadyState 2.5 Beta has been released. It supports both XP and Vista. Please feel free to try it if you have interest.

     

    Windows SteadyState 2.5 Beta

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4de91d3a-69f4-4d7b-94b1-c69b8be029f4&DisplayLang=en

     

    Windows SteadyState 2.5 Beta Handbook

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D173452A-CE26-4F26-9C30-982F705F84D2&displaylang=en

     

    Best Regards,

    Monday, November 26, 2007 3:24 AM
  • Thank you for the answer to one part of my post, but I don't like to use Beta

    for the other part of my question, do you have answer : is there a way to downgrade from vista home premium to XP, without paying more than twice the bill ? and keeping the ability to switch to Vista when needed.

    Monday, November 26, 2007 6:58 AM
  • Hi,

     

    You can refer to the following document for more information:

     

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/f/4/5f4c83d3-833e-4f11-8cbd-699b0c164182/royaltyoemreferencesheet.pdf

     

    Based on the above document, only Business & Ultimate version have the downgrade right. As this forum mainly focus on SteadyState issues, you can also refer to the following post in the Vista Migration forum:

     

    To downgrade Windows Vista Business to Windows XP Professional

    http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2212928&SiteID=17

     

    Regards,

    Tuesday, November 27, 2007 2:29 AM
  • I've already seen this document, that's the main reason for my post, I have to use beta because you (MSFT) don't allow users to downgrade.

     

    Thank you for your answer about Steady state Beta which is a part of the answer,

     

    but as it is a beta, you can admit it's not a full answer : I had more capabilities with XP than with Vista Home Premium, and no choice from MS to downgrade

     

    Best Regards

    Tuesday, November 27, 2007 7:07 AM
  • I tried the beta and got some problems (unable to defrag even as administrator, windows not starting sometimes, ...) so I have to remove it.
    The new PC's with Vista are worst (in functionalities as shared computers) than the previous ones with XP.
    That's a pity
    As you told, it's not a steady state fault/problem
    But as soon as MSFT do not allow Home users o downgrade, it's a MSFT Problem
    If you think this post could be more usefull (to get a positive answer to my downgrade question) on another place, don't hesitate to told me ...
    Best regards
    Friday, January 4, 2008 10:45 PM