Chris Norton on 23 Oct 2015 10:49:20 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Activating Windows on a laptop (or not)


They got the revenue from that when Dell bought the laptop. So, you're still "buying" into MS.

On Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 1:48 PM, Greg Helledy <> wrote:
If I buy a new Dell laptop and never activate the copy of Windows installed on it, instead removing the HD and installing an SSD, does MS still get their revenue from Dell?

I remember many years ago people had established a procedure for writing in to claim a refund for the value of the unused Windows license, is that still done?

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