Hi, I just wanted to check if it is possible to downgradea windows XP professional license to Windows 98. Any ideas if that is possible? Heard that a downgrade from Vista to XP is possible, so maybe even to something very old?
any advice is much appreciated.
1:14 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)
Why? Whatever the problem, there is probably a better solution.
2:27 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)
sure, there are better solutions than 98, but that is not to be discussed here. I need either a 98 license or a way to downgrade from XP to 98. Reason is that there is no other 'legal' way ...:)
4:30 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)
If you choose to use Windows 98 instead of XP pro, I rather doubt Microsoft would consider prosecuting you for a single, minor, technical license infringement. In other words, if you have a Win 98 CD, just use it!
If someone does snitch and the police break down your door in a dawn raid, you can always plead not-guilty by reason of insanity.
4:31 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)
There was such a significant change to the OS kernel from 98 to XP I doubt it can be 'downgraded". Save your data then format and install Win98.
1:20 am on May 15, 2009 (gmt 0)
In the corporate volume licencing program you can downgrade to any version of Windows, except the Home versions of XP & Vista.