Profile picture
, 14 tweets, 3 min read Read on Twitter
My favorite thing about trying to use windows legally is when you have the CD/iso and the key and they're both legit and windows is like "OH NO MISMATCH! Your ISO is Windows 7 Starbucks Exclusive Promotional Edition, and this is a Windows 7 Tournament Hyper Fighting Edition key!"
meanwhile if you boot a pirate windows 7 ISO (NOT THAT I WOULD EVER DO SUCH A THING) it'll be like "here's 200 versions of windows 7. pick the one that you want to use"
hacker voice: I'M IN
(it turns out windows 7 discs/isos have multiple versions on them and a ei.cfg file which selects which one to install. delete that file and it'll just ask you which one you want, so you can easily downgrade a Windows 7 Ultimate ISO into a Windows 7 Anything ISO)
cross your fingers...
time to use the automated activation phone line!
just gotta tell the robot the handy 54-digit (NO JOKE) number
so it didn't work. I think the guy who gave me this key didn't realize it'd already been used. so I guess I was lying, my key was not, in fact, legal!

time to go buy windows 10, I guess.
BTW they do have a "cheat" for the phone line activation: You can start it, then they'll ask if you have a smartphone, then it'll text you a link that lets you take a picture of the numbers or something. This'll save you the time of typing it.
I did not do that because Reasons.
they also had a weird security thing that I'm not sure what it was for:
they told me a number, then asked me to type it in.
maybe this is the verbal equivalent of a captcha, to prevent automated use of this phone number to activate windows?
OK I tried the smartphone option. it didn't use my camera (possibly because I'm on windows 7 and not 10?) it just gave me a webpage to type it into again. I don't see how this is at all different from the online activation or the phone-based activation.
but the really weird part is that it worked!
so online activation, no.
phone activation, no.
phone activation but switch to web activation when prompted, yes?
Missing some Tweet in this thread?
You can try to force a refresh.

Like this thread? Get email updates or save it to PDF!

Subscribe to foone
Profile picture

Get real-time email alerts when new unrolls are available from this author!

This content may be removed anytime!

Twitter may remove this content at anytime, convert it as a PDF, save and print for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video

1) Follow Thread Reader App on Twitter so you can easily mention us!

2) Go to a Twitter thread (series of Tweets by the same owner) and mention us with a keyword "unroll" @threadreaderapp unroll

You can practice here first or read more on our help page!

Follow Us on Twitter!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!