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Subject: Re: Will Microsoft recreate themselves? Date: 1/28/2014 2:33 AM
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But you can still filter systems on their site by OS version and buy systems with Win 7. Which is ultimately the message they wanted to get out. Blast it out, get lots of press coverage so everyone knows it's a choice, then go back to advertising systems with Windows 8 so they can take advantage of Microsoft's lucrative co-advertising deals.

How long after Windows XP do you think HP and Dell supported Windows 2000 or Windows ME as options? How long after Windows 7 were you about to buy a Vista machine pre-configured a couple weeks maybe?

It's only the failed revs where customers buy enough of the older version for vendors to keep it around.
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