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  1. #1


    Thirlmere
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    Refund Windows 8


    Hi,
    I don't really like Windows 8 that much and i know microsoft is giving refunds no questions asked.
    Anyway i was wondering is there a way to get a refund without calling Microsoft, as I don't like talking to sales people.
    Can i like email them or something?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    How do you "know Microsoft is giving refunds no questions asked"?
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  3. #3


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


    A lot of people on this site Refund windows 8 - Microsoft Community

    Have gotten refund jsut for not liking it. But i don't want to call up and ask for a refund, i would prefer to do it via email if that was possible
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5,360
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    Isn't there an email contact address for refunds in the email you got with your product key?

    I seem to remember there was something like that in mine.

    A lot of us are finding it was a waste of 25 .
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  5. #5


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


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Isn't there an email contact address for refunds in the email you got with your product key?

    I seem to remember there was something like that in mine.

    A lot of us are finding it was a waste of 25 .
    Well I'm glad im not the only one feeling i wasted my money.

    My email adress only came with links to re download the OS or order a physical copy. Along with a link that takes me to there support page wich just list phone numbers and not email adresses
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  6. #6


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    Do you really expect that Microsoft would conduct any kind of financial transaction over email? You know, insecure email, that travels in plain text that can be intercepted in any of a number of places?

    You really want to give someone your credit card information for a refund via email? Really?
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  7. #7



    The Contemplator
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    Doncaster, UK
    Posts : 638
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64


    Are Microsoft black-listing the keys for the copies they've refunded? If not, what's to stop someone paying for it, getting the downloads(s) and key(s), and then claiming that they don't like it, thereby getting a refund and still having the download(s) and key(s)?
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  8. #8


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


    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
    Last edited by Mitchell; 24 Dec 2012 at 07:09.
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    I've never heard of M$ (or any software seller, for that matter) giving out refunds. I would have to see proof of that and not just some post on a website or Facebook page. Let us know if you get a refund, I'm highly skeptical... but that's just me.
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  10. #10


    Philadelphia
    Posts : 214
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    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.
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