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View Thread: why does MS force users to call support for unreleased updates?
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    blowdart wrote:
    In the UK you don't get asked for the credit card. And the reasoning I've been told is so they can track who has the patch in case they need to revoke it.

    couldn't they simply require the user to register or enter his email to contact the user again (they do this with MS expressions for example)? having to call the support and supplying a product-key or giving out personal info is extremely annoying.