Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost
I may be misreading, but I don't agree with one of your points on the COA SLP. I use that key anytime I do a clean install on any OEM system, and have never once had to phone in the activation.
I am already aware of the situation.
Even gregrocker reported it in his post #25 here
. "I used a Dell OEM key from the COA sticker today to Reinstall Windows 7 which had previously been Factory SLP activated and it required no phone activation."
And then in this very thread (again post #25
) he states "I also rarely have had to activate it by phone and then it is only a robocall to trade the series of numbers which update the Hardware signature in MS Servers."
That would mean occasionally he had to make robocalls and the number crunching.
In this Forum itself as also in the Microsoft Forums we encounter " don't choose any option and wait for an opertaor to respond" on how to activate the COA-SLP on phone i.e., phone activation is recommended.
An user may encounter any of the three situations. 1.Activation may go through online. 2. a robo call may be required 3. a manual phone activation may be required.(as I understand by the above three experiences.)
There is no authentic information from Microsoft on how the COA-SLP activation will go. So I would maintain that an user enters into a dark alley as compared to the definite, anytime and 100% sureshot OEM-SLP offline activation.( I am only talking about genuine users with a genuine OEM machine that will autoactivate.)
I also do not discount the possibility that Microsoft may have some specific norms for different regions depending upon the prevalent piracy in different regions. When an actvation call comes it does know from which region it originates and may route the process accordingly.
I have already mentioned that I have plans to carry out the COA-SLP activations trial on a planned schedule that will include a daily activation attempt after a clean install. The only constraint is time but I am determined to do it.