How to get your Windows refund

How to get a Windows Tax Refund” – Linux.com

If you buy a computer, you often pay for Microsoft Windows even if you didn’t ask for it and aren’t going to use it. This article shows you how to return your unused Windows license and get your money back, freeing yourself from the Windows tax.

I recently purchased a new laptop computer from Dell. As a GNU/Linux user and believer in Free Software, I knew from the start that I wasn’t going to run Microsoft Windows. Unfortunately, Dell didn’t offer this laptop with Ubuntu or a no-OS option, so I tried getting my Windows refund from Dell after the purchase. After working with customer service, I received a refund of $52.50. In the course of getting my refund, I found some techniques worked better than others. By knowing what works, you may be able to get your refund quickly and easily.

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3 Comments on “How to get your Windows refund”

  1. Doesn’t Windows cost more than $52?

  2. Santosh says:

    Yes it does, the retail copy that is.

    The article is only talking about returning the OEM shipped version. Thus, the price is determined by the manufacturer (in this case DELL).

  3. Nigel says:

    Looks like things are really improving in the EU.

    A Slashdot user reports :
    http://linux.slashdot.org/linux/07/03/25/1944209.shtml