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Topic # 82677 4-May-2011 08:32
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I was just having a read through this and was reading through the comments and noticed the following.

Can anyone confirm this is the case in NZ?

"everyone that purchase a computer that has windows on it and is going to run a different OS needs to make sure they get their refund for the license of windows--MS is required to refund anyone that asks for the windows shipped on a computer if you are not going to use it. . . . I'll be sticking with Linux. "

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  Reply # 465150 4-May-2011 09:30
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I believe that is law in the European Union. Don't bother trying that here, it is not like we'll enact any laws which upset large international corporations any time soon.

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  Reply # 465151 4-May-2011 09:32
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Have heard of this being possible but have never done it, thing is when you buy a computer from the likes of dell, hp etc then the windows license is usually only worth about $20-$30.

I think you will find when setting up windows if you don't accept the license agreement then options come up explaining how to get a refund.

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  Reply # 465310 4-May-2011 14:49
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can you buy a macbook without an apple OS license? or order a refund from Apple? if not then this would be somewhat discriminatory




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