Originally Posted by Randy1
Here in the United States I have used Microsoft's phone activation, I assume there is that possibility in the UK? If not then there should be and perhaps the EU can persuade them or the UK by themselves. Still though I have had problems with phone activation myself and I have had to do it twice because the computer doesn't always understand what you say. I wish they had people handling the process instead of computers.
We do have phone activation over here but neither of the computers were getting that far. To use phone activation you need to have the activation code. You tap that in first then an activation number is read out over the phone that you enter into the boxes. I didn't get to a point where I had an activation code. It did say to ring Microsoft which I tried but your last bit of post that I have redded was the downfall of that route.