Microsoft will not close a loophole that offers consumers a cheaper way to upgrade to Windows Vista.
As vnunet.com reported last week, users can install the upgrade version of the new operating system as a fresh installation, even if they do not currently own a licensed copy of Windows XP.
The procedure is time consuming, but allows users to save about 35 per cent of the purchase price for the regular Windows Vista.
"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."
Microsoft added that it does not have any plans to disable the workaround at this time.
Microsoft ignores Vista upgrade loophole
By Tom Sanders on Feb 7, 2007 10:45AM