Microsoft is apparently allowing Windows 8 Pro users to downgrade their new PCs to Windows 7 or Windows Vista Business edition.
This according to the Windows 8 licensing agreement.
Users will not be able to downgrade to Windows XP (THANK GOD – let it go people!!).
“Instead of using the Windows 8 Pro software, you may use one of the following earlier versions: Windows 7 Professional or Windows Vista Business,” the license agreement for Windows 8 Pro states.
This is a smart way to give consumers some assurances that they will have options no matter which OS they choose.