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    Re: Windows 8 Activation? Pulling my hair out

    Back, thanks all guys

    It worked. Wonder why it worked this time around? What's so different about the phone activation than the online one?

    (feeling slightly embarrassed how quick this all was )

    Thanks both!!! much appreciated!
    "If at first you don't succeed; call it version 1.0" ||| "I'm not interrupting you, I'm putting our conversation in full-duplex mode" ||| "The problem with UDP joke: I don't get half of them"
    "I’d tell you the one about the CIDR block, but you’re too classy" ||| "There’s no place like 127.0.0.1" ||| "I made an NTP joke once. The timing was perfect."
    "In high society, TCP is more welcome than UDP. At least it knows a proper handshake."

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    Re: Windows 8 Activation? Pulling my hair out

    Glad its all working for you mate
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    Re: Windows 8 Activation? Pulling my hair out

    First time I've had to do that, thanks, now I know in future if it goes wrong again

    Wonder why it works over automated phone.
    "If at first you don't succeed; call it version 1.0" ||| "I'm not interrupting you, I'm putting our conversation in full-duplex mode" ||| "The problem with UDP joke: I don't get half of them"
    "I’d tell you the one about the CIDR block, but you’re too classy" ||| "There’s no place like 127.0.0.1" ||| "I made an NTP joke once. The timing was perfect."
    "In high society, TCP is more welcome than UDP. At least it knows a proper handshake."

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    Happens to me all the time, well used to :/
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    Re: Windows 8 Activation? Pulling my hair out

    Love Hate relationship with Windows
    "If at first you don't succeed; call it version 1.0" ||| "I'm not interrupting you, I'm putting our conversation in full-duplex mode" ||| "The problem with UDP joke: I don't get half of them"
    "I’d tell you the one about the CIDR block, but you’re too classy" ||| "There’s no place like 127.0.0.1" ||| "I made an NTP joke once. The timing was perfect."
    "In high society, TCP is more welcome than UDP. At least it knows a proper handshake."

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    Re: Windows 8 Activation? Pulling my hair out

    Windows activation is a pain in the arse these days, especially if you work in an enviroment which has to be seperated from the internet. I often end up having to use "other ways" of activating stuff. MS don't like it, but that's their own fault for punishing the customer. I'm not going to waste my time messing around with their silly activation system if it doesn't work first time
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    Re: Windows 8 Activation? Pulling my hair out

    Yea, have to keep re-activating Office on a Mac whenever I change the slightest thing. It's quick, but an aggravation.

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