Re: Can't say I blame them
'..Activation only takes ten seconds when it accepts the online method. On many occasions I'm forced to phone up and dial a billion numbers and type a billion in response. That takes significianly longer.'
You also forget the wonderful scenario where the confirmation ID they supply doesn't work, then more phone calls just to make sure you got all the codes right, then still seeing the thing failing to activate.
(legit copy of Win7 on a refurbed HP laptop, wasn't anywhere near any sort of network access at the time, and wasn't going to be for a while. The damn thing refused point blank to activate via the codes supplied and their ' customer service (hah) representative' wasn't much use. About a fortnight after trying to activate over the phone, connected it to the Lan when I got it back to base, activated within seconds.)