Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Microsoft Retail Stores

08 Sep 2014   #11

Win XP, Win 7

I live in NE OH & knew that a Microsoft outlet opened at the Beachwood Place mall months ago, about 30 miles from where I live.
In Oct 2012 they opened a "pop-up" store there, basically a kiosk.
I do almost everything computer-related online now, except that there is an excellent retail outlet, MicroCenter, about 4 miles from Beachwood that I visit several times a year, they often have really good deals on equipment that's being phased out, and sell refurbished stuff with optional extended warranties for very reasonable prices. I bought a regular version of OneNote 2010 software for $18 there, the cheapest price I have found anywhere.
But I never had a reason to veer off my usual path, and check out the Microsoft retail outlet a short distance from MicroCenter.
In April 2013 Microsoft opened a regular retail store in the same mall,
Still had no reason to visit. Then my sister moved back to NE OH from NM, and lives in an apartment 7 miles from Microcenter. So now I go up weekly, visit Sis and then the Microcenter. Two weeks ago sis got a Dell touchscreen laptop with Win 8.1 from her daughter & suddenly got bogged down with malware & browser hijackers as she set up her new machine. I spent 2.5 hours the other day debugging her machine.
As I was heading toward the Microcenter, I decided to veer off & pay a visit to the Microsoft retail outlet.
I was quite pleased. The staff was enthusiastic, friendly & very knowledgeable. I used a test question to see how they would respond, e.g. for someone who bought Office 2010 Home & Student Family and who had lost the installation media but still had a valid installation code key, what were the options? They could answer the question in 30 seconds, faster than it took me to find out at home.
I got a free diet Mountain Dew while I was there.
I found that they offered free virus and malware removal from Microsoft systems, and went off.
I called my sister from the store & told her about this. She lives just 5 miles from that store. Since then she has stopped by twice to have funny stuff fixed on her new laptop, which happened while she waited. She was careful to show up in mid-afternoon & not on the weekends, times which are the slowest there.
A good thing to know, and a great benefit for my sister, and indirectly for me
My System SpecsSystem Spec

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Microsoft selling crapware-free PCs in its stores
More at: Microsoft selling crapware-free PCs in its stores - Ars Technica
Microsoft Retail Stores are hiring
Microsoft is looking for employees to work at its retail stores and has set up a webpage just for the job postings. Full Story: Microsoft Retail Stores are hiring - Ars Technica
Microsoft stores coming in the fall
Microsoft stores coming in the fall Microsoft stores coming in the fall - Salt Lake Tribune Not entirely sure how reliable the source is, but interesting concept non the less. Anyone got any more articles on it? ~Lordbob EDIT:...
Microsoft Gears Up For Fall Opening Of Retail Stores
Microsoft retail stores coming this fall
Microsoft-branded retails stores will begin opening up this fall. The company has yet to reveal locations or what exactly the stores will be like. Full Story: Microsoft retail stores coming this fall - Ars Technica
What do you want to see in Microsoft's retail stores?
The rumor first started in April 2008, and many were skeptical Microsoft was really planning to follow in Apple's footsteps and launch its own retail stores. In November, the company launched its online Microsoft Store in the US, and the general consensus was that the rumor had been put to rest....

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:47.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App