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Vista wants activation again ?

  1. #1


    Whatever ! Guest

    Vista wants activation again ?

    It's an oem that has already been activated on this machine only!

    So I guess am supposed to waste my time with their phone activation since it
    wont do it online ?



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  2. #2


    Carey Frisch [MVP] Guest

    Re: Vista wants activation again ?

    You can get started with phone activation by typing "slui.exe 4"
    (w/o the quotes) in the Start Search box in the Start Menu and pressing
    Enter.
    The phone activation process takes about 6 minutes.


    "Whatever !" <Whatever !@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:EFE79455-53FB-440D-9DCD-D480D3083AE6@xxxxxx
    It's an oem that has already been activated on this machine only!

    So I guess am supposed to waste my time with their phone activation since it
    wont do it online ?



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  3. #3


    Charlie Tame Guest

    Re: Vista wants activation again ?

    Carey Frisch [MVP] wrote:

    > You can get started with phone activation by typing "slui.exe 4"
    > (w/o the quotes) in the Start Search box in the Start Menu and pressing
    > Enter.
    > The phone activation process takes about 6 minutes.
    >
    >
    > "Whatever !" <Whatever !@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:EFE79455-53FB-440D-9DCD-D480D3083AE6@xxxxxx
    > It's an oem that has already been activated on this machine only!
    >
    > So I guess am supposed to waste my time with their phone activation since it
    > wont do it online ?
    >
    >

    Only 6 minutes to regain the use of something already paid for. Now,
    let's see here, last article I saw claimed there were 55 million users
    so that's 6 X 55 = 330 million minutes or 5.5 million hours spent on the
    phone reactivating that which is already paid for. Now, ignoring
    possible phone charges and assuming a dismal $10 an hour earnings that
    is 5.5 X 10 million dollars worth of production right down the toilet.
    MS don't earn anything from it, in fact it most certainly costs them do
    it, and the country doesn't earn anything from it.

    So explain to me again how using Microsoft software improves business?

    But anyone using a pirate copy has no trouble.

    Hmmm....

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  4. #4


    Carey Frisch [MVP] Guest

    Re: Vista wants activation again ?

    I assist folks with solving their issues...I don't make MSFT policy.
    Folks having WGA issues account for less than 1% of total users.
    In most cases, a third-party program has interfered with their licensing
    service.


    "Charlie Tame" <charlie@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:%23nMWiZHBIHA.4160@xxxxxx
    Carey Frisch [MVP] wrote:

    > You can get started with phone activation by typing "slui.exe 4"
    > (w/o the quotes) in the Start Search box in the Start Menu and pressing
    > Enter.
    > The phone activation process takes about 6 minutes.
    >
    >
    > "Whatever !" <Whatever !@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:EFE79455-53FB-440D-9DCD-D480D3083AE6@xxxxxx
    > It's an oem that has already been activated on this machine only!
    >
    > So I guess am supposed to waste my time with their phone activation since it
    > wont do it online ?
    >
    >

    Only 6 minutes to regain the use of something already paid for. Now,
    let's see here, last article I saw claimed there were 55 million users
    so that's 6 X 55 = 330 million minutes or 5.5 million hours spent on the
    phone reactivating that which is already paid for. Now, ignoring
    possible phone charges and assuming a dismal $10 an hour earnings that
    is 5.5 X 10 million dollars worth of production right down the toilet.
    MS don't earn anything from it, in fact it most certainly costs them do
    it, and the country doesn't earn anything from it.

    So explain to me again how using Microsoft software improves business?

    But anyone using a pirate copy has no trouble.

    Hmmm....

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  5. #5


    Charlie Tame Guest

    Re: Vista wants activation again ?

    Wasn't aimed at you personally of course, but now you mention it I
    wouldn't mind getting paid that "< 1%" at $10 an hour...


    Carey Frisch [MVP] wrote:

    > I assist folks with solving their issues...I don't make MSFT policy.
    > Folks having WGA issues account for less than 1% of total users.
    > In most cases, a third-party program has interfered with their licensing
    > service.
    >
    >
    > "Charlie Tame" <charlie@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:%23nMWiZHBIHA.4160@xxxxxx
    > Carey Frisch [MVP] wrote:

    >> You can get started with phone activation by typing "slui.exe 4"
    >> (w/o the quotes) in the Start Search box in the Start Menu and pressing
    >> Enter.
    >> The phone activation process takes about 6 minutes.
    >>
    >>
    >> "Whatever !" <Whatever !@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:EFE79455-53FB-440D-9DCD-D480D3083AE6@xxxxxx
    >> It's an oem that has already been activated on this machine only!
    >>
    >> So I guess am supposed to waste my time with their phone activation since it
    >> wont do it online ?
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
    > Only 6 minutes to regain the use of something already paid for. Now,
    > let's see here, last article I saw claimed there were 55 million users
    > so that's 6 X 55 = 330 million minutes or 5.5 million hours spent on the
    > phone reactivating that which is already paid for. Now, ignoring
    > possible phone charges and assuming a dismal $10 an hour earnings that
    > is 5.5 X 10 million dollars worth of production right down the toilet.
    > MS don't earn anything from it, in fact it most certainly costs them do
    > it, and the country doesn't earn anything from it.
    >
    > So explain to me again how using Microsoft software improves business?
    >
    > But anyone using a pirate copy has no trouble.
    >
    > Hmmm....

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  6. #6


    HeyBub Guest

    Re: Vista wants activation again ?

    Whatever ! wrote:

    > It's an oem that has already been activated on this machine only!
    >
    > So I guess am supposed to waste my time with their phone activation
    > since it wont do it online ?
    There are several alternatives to you wasting your time:

    1. Hire someone to do the activation.

    That's the only one I can think of right now.



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  7. #7


    Jeanette Guest

    Re: Vista wants activation again ?



    Carey Frisch [MVP] wrote:

    > I assist folks with solving their issues...I don't ake MSFT policy.
    > Folks having WGA issues account for less than 1% of Mtotal users.
    > In most cases, a third-party program has interfered with their licensing
    > service.
    >
    >
    \\
    Jeanette wrote:
    Microsofts own statistics are one in five calls are false positives

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