Psst, Wanna Save $140 on Windows Vista?

Time-consuming workaround lets users install less-expensive upgrade version of Windows Vista.

Microsofts licensing terms and antipiracy measures for Windows started getting more complicated after it launched Windows Genuine Advantage two years ago, much to the chagrin of confused customers.

But with Vista, Microsoft seems to have confused itself, creating a loophole for customers with a do-it-yourself bent to save as much as $140 per copy of Vista.

On Friday, Microsoft confirmed reports circulating on the Internet since the beginning of the month that customers can successfully install an upgrade version of Vista on a computer without Windows XP or 2000 already on it, through a bit of installation ledgerdemain.

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