I went to PC World today to spend a grand on a new PC, but was put off by the sales assistant who told me that I would not be able to install and run any of the Microsoft programmes and games that I had previously purchased. This is because XP sends details of all of the programs on your PC to MS every time you go online and they would know that you had previously registered it on your old PC.
Said I would need to purchase new copies of software!!
How do you earn extra commision, tell the customer the old stuff will not work and sell them some new programmes. Even if you can not run these programmes in xp you can use a compatability mode to run it. So ignore the sales assistant, she is just after extra commision.