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#21 Master_Scythe

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 12:24 PM

 

If it were me, I'd use another computer and select the "Download for another computer" option to get the ISO.

I'd then install it, and skip the CD key step.

Id then call microsoft and say I use assistive technologies and I'm having trouble activating.

 

Be careful with this, if it's 8.1 with Bing it doesn't have a key. At all. So it needs to have the upgrade done first otherwise it won't activate.

Source: fallen victim to this myself

 

 

Wont activate ONLINE.

 

Phone calls still work :)


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#22 Jeruselem

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 09:38 AM

Some machines have the key embedded in bios for windows

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#23 Kothos

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 10:32 AM

 

 

If it were me, I'd use another computer and select the "Download for another computer" option to get the ISO.

I'd then install it, and skip the CD key step.

Id then call microsoft and say I use assistive technologies and I'm having trouble activating.

 

Be careful with this, if it's 8.1 with Bing it doesn't have a key. At all. So it needs to have the upgrade done first otherwise it won't activate.

Source: fallen victim to this myself

 

 

Wont activate ONLINE.

 

Phone calls still work :)

 

 

That's what I've got - with Bing - didn't even know until I looked it up recently.  So I need to call Microsoft after performing the upgrade?


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#24 Master_Scythe

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 11:08 AM

Yep, you use the 'activate now' and it'll fail.

You phone support and tell them it wont activate.

 

DON'T mention its 'BING!' because you're not actually eligible.

 

Just play dumb, and eventually they'll sort it out. They WANT you on windows 10, so they're not too restrictive in my experience :)


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