[citation][nom]Maxor127[/nom] Microsoft doesn't have that problem. Pretty much everywhere and anywhere already showcases their products. Brick and mortar stores are a thing of the past. Microsoft is moving backwards. No one wants to pay a premium at a retail store when they can probably find a better deal online, except for uneducated people who don't know any better.[/citation]
Well there are people who are either too lazy or don't know too much about computers. When they see that Windows is a Microsoft product and they see a Microsoft store, I think they'd tend to trust who made the product more rather than some other person. An example would be on cars, if you don't know much about cars I think you'd trust more the shop of the brand that you bought it from than the mechanic on some other shop.
Of course there's the tendency that you get overcharged for what you wanted to get, but that's the price you pay for not researching info.
I don't think the Microsoft stores would last that long anyway. I would imagine them having people on the launch of Win 7, but when the hype has died down some would start to be pretty deserted.