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

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    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

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

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    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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