What should I do to downgrade my Windows Vista business, Windows XP Pro licenses.

Original title: Downgrade my Vista Business.

Hi... I have 3pc with licenses professional Vista but I need to downgrade to win xp pro... what should I do?


Thanks for posting your query in Microsoft Community.
You want to downgrade from Windows Vista business to Windows XP. Let me know if this isn't the issue.
Can I downgrade my OEM version of Windows Vista business to Windows XP Professional?

Yes. Right of demotion OEM desktop operating systems PC apply to Windows Vista business and Windows Vista Edition full, as stated in the terms of the license. Please note, downgrade versions OEM Windows Vista business and Windows Vista Ultimate are limited to Windows XP Professional (including Windows XP Edition Tablet PC and Windows XP x 64 edition). End users can use the following media for their downgrade: Volume Licensing media (provided that the end-user has a Volume License Agreement), trade retail (FPP) or System Builder hologram CD (provided that the software is acquired in accordance with the Microsoft OEM System Builder License). Use of degraded operating system is governed by the Windows Vista Business license terms, and the end user cannot use the downgrade and professional Windows Vista operating system. There is no right of demotion for Windows Vista Home Basic or Windows Vista Edition Home Premium.

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