Windows XP: Fair Price Instead Of More Expensive Detour

Posted by Ralf on January 26th, 2017 — Posted in News

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Used software as a low-cost alternative for many companies at times of Windows 7 there is no alternative to XP. Even Microsoft has extended the downgrade option from Windows 7 to XP on indefinite time and according to the operating system detected the unrestrained demand. An offer that comes expensive for customers: Because even though they use the ancestor, they pay the full price for Windows 7. Speaking candidly Pitney Bowes told us the story. Cheaper Windows XP on the second-hand market is traded to multiples: savings of up to 75 per cent are not uncommon here. The demand for XP is undiminished. And for good reason: because Windows 7 does not support numerous, often indispensable for business applications and device drivers.

In particular for manufacturers and operators of cash and control systems or for authorities with specific applications, there are therefore often no alternative to XP. The same applies to the operation of older hardware such as scanners, printers, or of course the PC itself: the usage of the latest operating system would exchange for many users fully-functional equipment entail and therefore also disproportionate as unnecessary costs. At the same time Windows XP distinguishes itself not only by an above-average performance, but above all by his stable performance. Company, who deliberately choose XP, need to access deep in the Pocket. “Because since the popular operating system is no longer on the market, the software when the manufacturer solely for the use of the downgrade option can be obtained: usually at full price of Windows 7 If you buy new software, to use an older version, pays it, vigorously”, confirms usedSoft CEO Thomas Huth.

More and more companies rely therefore on the significantly cheaper alternative, the market for used”software. Or but as in the case of Windows XP on the purchase of new or used OEM versions. Savings of up to 75 percent can thus currently be achieved when buying XP. It is not for the customer “Difference, whether it is a software new or used” has acquired: because software not worn, the buyers get exactly the same product only at a fraction of the price. Benefits that have convinced many companies and Government agencies: so also the Federal Social Court and the city of Munich is one of usedSoft has over 2,000 customers, including in addition to Neckermann and Edeka. UsedSoft usedSoft was founded in 2003 and is a leading European provider of used software from all application areas. The buyers of usedSoft licenses are both companies such as software vendors. The usedSoft group customers include e.g. Edeka, KarstadtQuelle, Kaufland, Neckermann, REWE, the law firm Holme Roberts & Owen, as well as a leading Club in the Football League and various savings banks. Also in German authorities increasingly used software is used: in addition to the city of Munich, the Federal Social Court in Kassel, the municipality Bad Salzuflen and the data centre Baden-Wurttemberg put over 100 more communes usedSoft licenses. The savings are between 20% and 50% unused licenses. for more information: Martina Lamping Moller pr phone: + 49 (0) 221 80 10 87-89 email:

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