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You might be entitled to a refund for Microsoft Windows and any other related OEM software that may also be included if you have installed Linux, a BSD, BeOS, OS/2, Solaris, Novell NetWare or another computer operating system on a laptop, notebook or PDA, which came preloaded with Microsoft-Windows*. See the Windows Refund.org(http://www.windowsrefund.org/) and MS-Free-PC(http://www.msfreepc.com/) . There are even laptop manufacturers and resellers which offer machines without any pre-installed operating system.

To make your claim you may use the Microsoft-Windows Removal Certificate(http://linux.vandeplas.com/acer/winrefund.htm) available as PDF and OpenOffice SXW file.

Success Stories

What to do with the Microsoft-Label or the Microsoft-Sticker?

Are you eager to remove the Microsoft label? Here are some instructions how to remove the Microsoft label.

Laptops Without MicroSoft-Tax

These manufacturers offer laptops and notebooks without pre-installed MicroSoft operating system (note: these options are not available for all countries):

FSFE Repository

Windows-Tax Refund(http://www.fsfe.org/fellows/greve/freedom_bits/fosdem_followup_fellowship_section_on_reclaiming_windows_tax): A knowledge and experience repository on how to reclaim your "Windows Tax".


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