Jun 10 2010

New Netbooks Will Have No Windows XP Option Oct 22nd

Microsoft officially announced the end of the Windows XP operating system on new netbook sales two years ago but recently reminded the public about the deadline. Windows 7 will be installed on all new netbooks after October 22, 2010.

Cheap netbooks will see price increases because the system requirements for Windows 7 are much more demanding than windows xp and the cost to the manufacturer for the operating system itself will go up $15 – $25. Because of this consumers seeking the cheapest possible option will likely order netbooks available from manufacturers outside of the U.S.

Microsoft currently has a windows 7 upgrade for netbook users currently using Windows XP. The upgrade can be downloaded directly so netbook users without CD-ROM drives can still use windows 7. The windows 7 netbook upgrade comes in both 32 and 64-bit versions.

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  1. sjc1963 said:

    My copy of 7 HP runs fine on my Acer Aspire 0ne 150.

    June 14th, 2010 at 6:32 am
  2. tires said:

    See.. just reading the responses to this post… Microsoft should really rethink their strategy!

    Till then,

    Jean

    September 1st, 2010 at 7:08 pm
  3. Lookup said:

    Too bad they no longer install win xp on new netbooks. I think a great amount of users still want to have it on their systems…

    October 3rd, 2010 at 1:18 pm
  4. cheap college textbook said:

    Many people could have saved money with xp. It is just one more way for the prices to be raised.

    October 6th, 2010 at 1:40 pm

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