Plaintiff Revises Vista Downgrade Suit

Kara Reeder

A plaintiff suing Microsoft over Vista's downgrade rights has revised her complaint to focus her charges on the requirement that users who want to downgrade from Windows Vista to Windows XP have to buy the most expensive version of XP.

Computerworld reports that Emma Alvarado's revised lawsuit alleges Microsoft violated Washington state's unfair business practices and consumer protection laws by limiting downgrades to Windows XP Professional, and then, only if Vista Business or Vista Ultimate was pre-installed. Windows XP Professional has a higher price tag.


The suit is seeking compensatory damages and class-action statusgranted to the case.

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