activating by phone issue

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Pasta88, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

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    Selected united kingdom and was given the following numbers:

    toll free (0) (800) 018-8354 and it is always busy.

    toll (44) (203) 147-4930 and it says invalid number.

    Am doing something wrong? If so, what?

    Can I please get some help.

    thx
     
  2. Neyder

    Neyder MDL Novice

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    #2 Neyder, Aug 31, 2013
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    Try with +44, you can use skype :
    Code:
    +448000188354
     
  3. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

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    #3 Pasta88, Aug 31, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2013
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    i would like to try skype but i am not familiar with it.

    Do i have to pick UK or can i try some place else?

    thx
     
  4. mohamedkamel

    mohamedkamel MDL Addicted

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    I think UK is better and tested by some colleagues here on MDL :)
     
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  5. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

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    it doesnt go through for me though.
     
  6. tofu

    tofu MDL Novice

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    i couldn't get it to work from the metro app either.

    i didn't try the desktop app

    i ended up using skype from my windows phone
     
  7. harvester

    harvester MDL Novice

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    I activated 8.1 using the US phone number with just a regular phone, not Skype. Didn't have any problems at all. Hope that helps you.
     
  8. CYBERBOSS

    CYBERBOSS MDL Novice

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    I just can't get thru activating by phone. I get the message that I may be a victim of software piracy. Can anybody advice me on what I may be doing wrong?
     
  9. Jessica Alba

    Jessica Alba MDL Expert

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    that means the key you use has been block:p you need to find another key:D
     
  10. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

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    that is the problem, where?
     
  11. Abhijeet Mitter

    Abhijeet Mitter MDL Junior Member

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    is i need to activate via phone using desktop version of SKYPE?:confused:
     
  12. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    After all that madness...that´s definitly nearly impossible. Check in google with 'paste(bin)' added to serach term :cool2:.
     
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