How can you get Microsoft to make the registration keys larger?

By silverweb ·
I am a senior and find the fancy stickers with the tiny registration numbers very hard to read, even with my glasses on. This is especially true with some letters and numbers which are hard to tell apart, such as 8 and B Why do they have to be so small, even a slightly larger print would be better. Is there someone I can e-mail at Microsoft to bring this to their attention? Surely I can't be the only person having this problem.

Thank you
Janice Preston

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be wasting your time

by SystemCheck In reply to How can you get Microsoft ...

your best bet would be to get a magnifying glass and read it with that, that is what i use, i doubt they will change the entire format for the stickers for a small group of people. and yes i believe there are many others like you who also have the same problems

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by TheChas In reply to How can you get Microsoft ...

As stated, Microsoft is not apt to make the print larger. Blame this in part on the shrinking space they have to place the stickers on computers.

You have 3 options:

Stronger "reading" glasses

A pocket magnifier

Have your optometrist make your close reading prescription stronger.


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I use a copier with an enlargement option.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to 3 Options

Or a sharp-eyed teenager.

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The good news is...

by Forum Surfer In reply to I use a copier with an en ...

Windows 8 will not ship with these tiny stickers. Instead, it will come with self injecting RFID implants starting with serial number 666-xxxxxxx.


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Which also

by seanferd In reply to The good news is...

release symbiotic bioluminescent bacteria into the bloodstream, which migrate to the forehead and form colonies in the shape of the character sting of the serial number.

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I very much doubt

by Jacky Howe In reply to How can you get Microsoft ...

that Microsoft will change anything. I use a magnifying glass to read with and then I type the code into NotePad. I then enlarge the font so that it is easy to read, then I do a printout. I also save the document for future reference. The printout can be folded and sticky taped to the case.

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If you hqave a very hard time with this in general,

by seanferd In reply to How can you get Microsoft ...

reading important small print, you can get high-powered magnifiers, even with lights on them. Sometimes these are easier to find through associations for the blind, or the Lions Club.

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