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Refund Windows 8

  1. #11


    I have not heard of any refunds. People should really have tried the free pre release versions before actually paying money for it. Oh well, at least it was cheaper than in the past.

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  2. #12


    Thirlmere
    Posts : 91
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mitchell View Post
    I would think microsoft would black list they keys,
    but i think the best thing i could do is to do an upgrade instaill after the new year, and use start8 so i never have see metro or charms, and download some gadets, and use it like Windows7
    If you've already paid for it, why give it back? As you said, there are ways to make it more like a typical desktop OS, but you'd benefit from it being faster and more secure than 7 was. Too many people are giving up on Windows 8 too soon because it's different. That doesn't make it worse.

    Why would i want to waste my time instailling a new OS and then installing features that are included in an older version of Windows.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 124
    Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit


    If you install it and got it to run you won't get a refund. Most software companies make terrible software and just because its not appealing doesn't mean they will give out refunds. Your stuck with it, unless you have technical problems EVEN installing it or getting it to work no refund. Seems like you already tried it and activated.
    However sometimes managers are nice enough and give the customer what they want.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 2
    windows 8 pro


    Are you chicken? man up and call if you don't want it that bad
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  5. #15


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    I highly doubt you can get a refund through email. Microsoft doesn't want you to be able to get you money back at the slightest whim, so you have to actually work for it.
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  6. #16


    Manchester, UK
    Posts : 113
    OS X / Windows 8.1 Pro / Ubuntu 13.10


    If they didn't do refunds for Vista why on earth would they refund your money for Windows 8 because you don't like it?
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  7. #17


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin
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  8. #18


    Interesting. I was expecting a policy similar to that of most US retail stores, who won't accept returns of opened software. (Which would imply no refunds for downloaded software.) The link doesn't appear to explicitly state that Microsoft will give a refund for downloaded software, but it seems likely enough.

    I think I'd be willing to spend a few minutes on the phone to recoup $40US (or the local equivalent) if I thought that Win8 was unusable. But then, I'm not phobic about listening to South Asian accents.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
    Interesting. I was expecting a policy similar to that of most US retail stores, who won't accept returns of opened software. (Which would imply no refunds for downloaded software.) The link doesn't appear to explicitly state that Microsoft will give a refund for downloaded software, but it seems likely enough.

    I think I'd be willing to spend a few minutes on the phone to recoup $40US (or the local equivalent) if I thought that Win8 was unusable. But then, I'm not phobic about listening to South Asian accents.
    I don't think they outsource all calls to India... When i called for support once i got a grumpy Welsh guy.
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  10. #20


    Philadelphia
    Posts : 214
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Mitchell View Post
    Why would i want to waste my time instailling a new OS and then installing features that are included in an older version of Windows.
    It doesn't take long at all to do a clean install. Two hours, tops, if you plan ahead. Besides, Windows 8 is faster and more secure.
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