Windows XP is one of the most popular operating systems that has been rolled out by Microsoft. Therefore, Dell has announced to continue offering Windows XP to consumers even after June 30. Microsoft has announced an official sales cut-off of XP from June 30.
On the official company website, Dell announced: “Customers may continue to get Windows XP Professional by exercising Downgrade Rights that come with Windows Vista Business or Windows Vista Ultimate licenses. Dell has the ability to exercise “Windows Vista downgrade rights” on your behalf in the factory if your business is still reliant upon Windows XP and you’d prefer to have Windows XP Professional preinstalled on your PCs.”
Earlier after the launch of Windows Vista, Dell had discontinued offering XP. However due to consumer response, Dell started offering XP as an option once again.
The downgrade program will be available for free on some of the notebooks including Dell Latitude, OptiPlex, and Precision. However while downgrading on gaming systems such as Vostro and Dell XPS, users will have to pay some amount of money to downgrade.
Other major computer making companies like Lenovo and HP also plan to offer Windows XP to its customers after 30 June.