Sk4rlath wrote:The switchboard demo reminded me. Have any of you Channers activated a product on the phone before? It's an automated system just like that. Being a real geek, I probably think it's way cooler than it actually is, but hey - I got a big kick out of it. Next time you activate, try it over the phone!
Yes, WAY TOO MANY TIMES. I work with computers a lot, its a passion and a hobby; hopefully a job sometime soon. When i want to re-install windows I DONT WANT TO HAVE TO TALK TO A COMPUTER especially when it has to give me a tech support person that doesnt know what theyre talking about and ask the same questions and the same routine.
"Hello, thank you for calling microsoft, how may i help you today"
" Im trying to activate my copy of windows again"
"Ok very well, we will start by you reading the first six digits from the product ID screen."
"One moment while i generate a new key. Is this the first time you are activating your product."
" May I ask why you are reactivating today"
*in a quite annoyed voice* "Because my windows install has reached its half live, and the WPA said call you"
"Do you have this version of windows installed on any other computer"
"Not this copy, not this key, but yes the other computer is using windows xp" *Really annoyed"
"Ok, very well here is your new instalation Id, six digits in a box, the cursor is self tabbing, and I will read the digits 3 digits at atime. Place your cursor in box A and tell me when you are ready"
"Ive been ready since i called"
*Reads the numbers* "Now press next, now press finish your product is now activated, thank you for calling Microsoft."
Even if you call and tell them you have done this many times before, they still give u the same speech. WTH.
For those who like a good laugh
and first watch TechSupport and then watch TechSupport 2. You will laugh your a** off.