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Microsoft has no plans to close Vista upgrade loophole

It just hopes you'll feel naughty if you exploit it
Tue Feb 06 2007, 11:08
MICROSOFT CAN'T BE bothered to close the loophole that allows users to install Vista upgrade versions even when they're not upgrading.

"People without a licensed copy of XP that use this workaround are violating the terms of use agreed to when they purchased the upgrade version of Windows Vista," a spokesvole told

"As such, we believe only a very small percentage of people will take the time to implement this workaround, and we encourage all customers to follow our official guidelines for upgrading to Windows Vista."

The vole said it does not have any plans to disable the workaround. Which is handy. The upgrade version is around two-thirds the price of the unupgrade version. µ

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