Windows Vista Information
“XP / Vista availability”
"Is there any way to get Windows XP after June 30th?
Customers may continue to get Windows XP Professional by exercising
Downgrade Rights that come with Windows Vista Business or Windows Vista
Ultimate licenses. Dell has the ability to exercise "Windows Vista
downgrade rights" on your behalf in the factory if your business is
still reliant upon Windows XP and you'd prefer to have Windows XP
Professional preinstalled on your PCs."
Dell will factory install XP if you choose a "Vista Ultimate Bonus" or
"Vista Business Bonus" option during configuration. In these cases Dell
will install WinXP, and (get this) give you backup media for XP as well
as the install disc for
Check with your preferred pc manufacture to see if
they offer the same "downgrade rights".