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  1. jimbo45

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    Hi Dave

    I have a feeling this was some almighty screw up -- but I'm not going to be ashamed to take advantage of it.
    Tough on those who signed up and paid.

    The servers aren't allowing any more people to sign up for the moment so this just confirms my suspicions.
    I don't think however they can eject those who have already signed up and have got valid ID's however.

    But this is life. I signed up in the UK to a SKY TV HD box at around a cost of 200 GBP -- a few weeks later SKY had discounted it to I think around 25 GBP.

    You win some and you lose some.

    Cheers
    jimbo
     
  2. Master Chief

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    Just tried now, same result :(
     
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    Yep, looks like they killed signups. :(
     
  4. davehc

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    I don't blame you, or any one else. You would be total idiots not to take advantage of it. With that strange date in there, it almost looks like someone was playing an internal prank in Microsoft.
     
  5. Master Chief

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    Hurrah! It worked :) All I did was use a proxy (HTTP-Tunnel), still using IE. Oh, and please somebody tell me "Subscriber Benefit Access Number" is the key. :D
     
  6. whoosh

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    Action: whoosh is muttering something :rolleyes: " I should be so lucky ":D
     
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    Yes that is so :) Subscriber Benefit Access Number" is the key. :D
     
  8. whoosh

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    It does seem a terrible deal for those who payed good £/$ for access to see folk getting it all for free .
     
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    Hi there
    MS definitely have got something wrong here
    When the request key DOES work it seems to have stacked up multiple retry requests and returns a whole slew of them.

    For exaample Offive Visio Pro 2007

    Installed and activated on several machines

    Here's what the request key returned

    Cheers
    jimbo
     
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    still no dice...keeps erroring out. maybe the Gods are telling me something :eek:
     
  12. whoosh

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    That does look strange ! Havent tried to get a key yet but may do so see if I get the same effect this way .
    Ah something else I just found whle requesting a key for Visio Pro :View attachment 933
     
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    if this is indeed free, then i don't understand what they're asking for with the benefit access key
     
  14. whoosh

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    It is free but that is the price you pay :) They are still treating the whole thing as if you had paid good dollar pound for it :D

    The only way MS know how to think =stuck in the groove !
     
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    Been clicking the refresh button and trying different browsers :(
    No worky for me :mad:

    gws
     
  16. whoosh

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    They may be so busy just now that nothing is working properly . Maybe later things will be better and good luck :D
     
  17. gws

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    Thanks Whoosh :D

    gws
     
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    I wish it would work :-(
     
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    Do they send the dvds in the post or do i download them ?

    just asked for vista ultimate key i have that waiting :razz:
     
  20. whoosh

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    Lol :D not sure my first time on Tech Net to . Never ever thought I would be on there - very strange daze:rolleyes:
     
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