Downgrade rights for Windows Vista

I would like to purchase a new notebook running under Windows XP.  Dell offer “Vista Downgrade Rights\ on some of their business notebooks, allowing you to continue using XP Professional.  

However, they do not make it clear as to whether both operating systems are factory installed and, if so, whether XP is the default or if a choice of operating system needs to be made each time the computer is turned on.

Any clarification would be appreciated, as I am not getting very far with Dell!

What normally happens with computers supplied with “downgrade rights” is the Windows XP disk is supplied but you have to install it.

This is time consuming and somewhat of a problem so we generally don’t recommend it.

If you do go that route, make sure you have all the system drivers and settings and an entire weekend to waste.

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