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>Every so often I have to call in and do the automated telephone activation

reason number 1001 why I hate windows




It takes exactly 30 seconds and it is fully automated. Punch in a string of numbers, hear back the activation code. No personal information, no humans involved. I too was dreading doing over the phone activation, but it was remarkably nice experience.

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>No personal information //

So, not your phone number, or the match of the given code with your computer's IP and usage when you go online?

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sure, they make it easy as possible, but it's not optional. And I like to change the hardware in my desktop, which makes it a pain.

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