Microsoft Sucks - Won't Let Me Activate Windows in the UK

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Brandon263, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Brandon263 macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2009
    Beaumont, CA
    I bought the Windows 7 upgrade from the Ultimate Steal student discount program. Because I'm on exchange in the UK from a US college, I had to use my US e-mail, credit card, etc. But now, Microsoft says I can't activate Windows 7 because I am in the UK.

    They won't even give me a UK product key or anything. Pirated software it is then...
  2. vistadude macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2010
    You can call them for the activation code, they won't know you're in the UK.
  3. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A293 Safari/6531.22.7)

    You'll have to find a non 1-800 number though or use something like Skype or Google Voice to make the call look like it originates in the US.


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