35% of business users downgrade from Vista to XP

Posted on Thursday, Aug 21 2008 @ 05:12 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Bad news for Microsoft, according to a study by InfoWorld 35 percent of mainly enterprise-class users downgrade their Windows Vista systems to Windows XP:
We figured that we'd find more than a few systems within our 3,000-plus-strong membership that had been "de-Vista-fied" -- either by the manufacturer or directly by the end customer. What we didn't expect was for nearly 35 percent of all current-model PCs (that is those that normally ship with Vista installed) in the repository to be running a different OS.

In other words, more than a third of customers chose to dump Vista from their new PCs -- typically in favor of XP, but sometimes also one of the Server variants.

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