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Windows 7: Windows 741 Offer - Multiple Copies

30 Dec 2009   #1
Luxury

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 741 Offer - Multiple Copies

I have two .edu email accounts, but when I placed the 2nd order through the student program (741) I realized I was still logged into the same email address.

So, now I have bought two Windows 7 on the same email account, whereas it says you are only allowed to have one per .edu email address.

I got my first copy (Home Premium) about a week ago, and it's already installed and being used. I have not touched (or downloaded) the second copy (Pro), but I've already been charged the $33.

What should I do? Can I download and install this second copy? Will they charge me for the full amount later on?

Thanks a lot in advance.


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30 Dec 2009   #2
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi Luxury, welcome to the forums. Your safest bet at this point is to contact 741 Customer Support.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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30 Dec 2009   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Ihave found MS customer support to be excellent. Not like some other companies, where support is nothing but problems. Contact them, like Walker suggested, the problem will be rectified, quickly.
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30 Dec 2009   #4
Luxury

Windows 7
 
 

It's a reseller, and not actually MS, but I suppose I should give it a try anyway. It's just that all they have is that contact form, no phone number or anything.
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30 Dec 2009   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Best to try now. Merchants are easy going with the Chrismas returns.
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31 Dec 2009   #6
Luxury

Windows 7
 
 

I've decided to go with your advice guys, now I hope they see my pov instead of charging me another $200! Thanks, and happy holidays!
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04 Jan 2010   #7
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

We'll be interested to know how it pans out - let us know!

Happy New Year,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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04 Jan 2010   #8
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Yes, Professional would be a nice upgrade from Home Premium, just think of it as Windows Anytime Upgrade, it would be safe to use the second copy, since you already have an available download.
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05 Jan 2010   #9
Luxury

Windows 7
 
 

So I sent them an e-mail asking to cancel the second order, since their ToS explicitly states you can only have 1 order per student. I got an e-mail saying back they can't cancel any orders.

I followed up laying everything out very clearly, saying it's same e-mail address, second order, etc. and whether it is alright for me to download, install and use my second copy. In response, they sent me 'your windows is available for download, please go here and enter this cd key' etc. If that's not a green light then I don't know what.

It seems that even though they may not be supposed to be selling more than 1 per student/e-mail address/billing address, they don't really seem to care. I guess it's more profit for them.

Hope this helps.
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05 Jan 2010   #10
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Luxury View Post
It seems that even though they may not be supposed to be selling more than 1 per student/e-mail address/billing address, they don't really seem to care. I guess it's more profit for them.
I'm glad you were able to get a response from them so quickly. It's not strictly a matter of profit, however. Of course MS wants to control costs by not giving everyone and their mom a free copy of Windows 7, but in the end, one more person using Windows 7 - especially if they *think* they got it for free by accident - is of greater value than ~$150 in the bank. Ultimately, we just want people to see why Windows 7 is so awesome!

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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