Quoth Brian Callahan on Thursday, 17 February 2011:
> > 3) Buy a machine with the base Win 7 Home installed, decline the license, 
> > and request a refund.
> >   Be prepared to waste significant time on this, but it can be done.
> >
> 
> IANAL, but I have been informed by several lawyers that you cannot do
> this. The Windows 7 EULA, when preinstalled on a machine, states that
> the agreement is between you and the company selling you the computer,
> and "By using the Software, you accept these terms. If you do not
> accept them, do not use the software. Instead, contact the
> manufacturer or installer to determine its return policy. You must
> comply with that policy, which might limit your rights or require you
> to return the entire system on which the software is installed."
> 
> The major OEMs will say "OK, then you must return the computer," and
> you have no option but to comply. This is true for the USA.
> 
> If you want no-OS laptops, try Puget Systems www.pugetsystems.com or
> PCs for Everyone www.pcsforeveryone.com
> 
> HTH
> 
> ~Brian
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Those links both sport some pretty expensive prices.  My comparable ASUS
cost about half that, and came with Windows 7 installed (which I simply
erased).  Are those prices for real?

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