When I want something, I do whatever it takes to get it. Be it getting a doughnut or carrying out a death threat, if I feel something needs to happen to better the life of a family member, close friend, or... yours truly, most of the time, it happens.
Perhaps the examples above are a bit extreme, in fact I know they are; However, I think I've sent a clear message, this time, to some desk jockey at Microsoft.
You see dear ladies and gentlemen, it shouldn't really matter if my windows live passport had the likely possibility of dying yesterday, at age 11, when I broke the password. Its stupidly easy to get all the contacts from a backup of my primary Miranda database, and add them to my live account I typically use for the netbook. However, I couldn't leave well enough alone and let it die.
The previous post lists the issues I had resetting the password, the main issue being that the one and only e-mail address linked to said account, had died around 8.6 years ago. So the next logical step was to call Bell South, to see if, by some random chance, I could reclaim and/or setup the long-lost address. Turns out, I could easily talk to a rather nice sounding lady, and with a bit of charming here and there get the address back... The catch? I would have had to do this 6 years ago, before AT&T Baught Bell South, and munched its customers and resources, affectively making it impossible for new email addresses to exist under the bellsouth.net domain.
Right then, to the windows live side of things...
MSN provides the windows live services, so it only stood to reason that if I could find some sort of number for MSN, I could eventually reach a human who could either help me, or polightly refuse in very broken and heavily accented english. Turns out that I actually got a very angry sounding, but very easily understood pre-recorded lady who told me that I'd get no where due to not having a paid account. She was sympathetic enough to say that http://www.windowslivehelp.com
may have something that may fix my problems. Believe it or not, it actually did... Sort of...
One of the sanarios fit the bill perfectly. It was for those who had lost all access to the provided methods of password recovery: Email, SMS, etc. Upon making that discovery, I called quinn to make sure my tbrn.net address was active, and in deed it was. It was then that he quickly found the radio button allowing me to answer the security question I had picked in 2000... my mothers maden name.
Very simple question, very obvious answer... however, did I really mistype the answer twice at that time? Did something break somewhere in windows live land? Looked like it, as my attempts to answer got me locked out of answering the security question.
But yet, there was another option... Human varification. *sies*
After solving another captcia, I got a form where I could fill out as much information as I knew, so that an actual person could determin if I was worthy to access my contacts. Name? check. Zipcode? check. Birthday? check. Any password ever used on the account?
Hmm. Thought I knew this originally, but wanted to make sure. So, I did some research to see if I could ( Collapse )
Now, I wait and see if I get authorized with in the next 24 hours. If I don't I still at least have a private forum in the windows live solution center which I can use all by my little self.