Win7 Users Reported Problems with XP Mode, Batteries and Drivers

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A look at the complaints around the new Microsoft Windows operating system reveals that IT administrators early complaints included problems with the promised salve, XP mode. Microsoft is likely to address this and other issues in Windows 7 SP1.

Microsoft made a huge bet that Windows 7 would not only erase the stigma associated with Windows Vista, but also help its own flagging revenues by impelling a massive tech refresh on the part of businesses and consumers. In the months since the operating system's October 2009 release, much of that bet seems to have paid off; although business IT spending remains anemic following a global recession, Microsoft claims that some 90 million Windows 7 licenses have been sold.