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Trouble Activating Rosetta Stone
Posted by: mjgkramer
Date: January 15, 2012 09:25AM
I recently took advantage of Rosetta's recent sale and bought German Levels 1 - 5. Yesterday I installed the application and all the data disks. Just now I tried to activate it and incredibly it would not allow me to type the numbers 0 or 1 and of course there are several of those in the activation code. I thought at first that it didn't like the Apple blue tooth keyboard, so tried a USB one. Same results. I have not called them yet but wondered if anyone else has had the same problem.

Forgot to mention that the iMac I installed it on is running Snow Leopard.
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Re: Trouble Activating Rosetta Stone
Posted by: space-time
Date: January 15, 2012 09:29AM
type the code in TextEdit and then paste in program, sometimes tricks like this work

Also, those could be not 1 and 0 but I and O, something to try
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Re: Trouble Activating Rosetta Stone
Posted by: mjgkramer
Date: January 15, 2012 10:06AM
Mea culpa! I called Rosetta Stone and was helped by a nice fellow with an Indian accent. I had entered the product bar code number rather than the activation code, which was on the back side of the registration card under a peel off tape. I was told that Rosetta activation codes did not have ones and zeros in them and that they had programmed the code entry to not accept those characters.

I failed to mention that I had tried copying and pasting, which was not permitted.

Thanks for the suggestion space-time.
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Re: Trouble Activating Rosetta Stone
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: January 15, 2012 10:38AM
Will they give you your money back when you fail to learn German?
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Re: Trouble Activating Rosetta Stone
Posted by: mjgkramer
Date: January 15, 2012 12:32PM
I studied German while going to Rice University in the early 1960s. I did very well the first year so my prof, the head of the German department, tried to convince me to switch my major from mechanical engineering to German, especially since at that time my German grades were much better than my engineering grades. I told him I didn't want to do that so the next year he put me in third year German with half a dozen German majors in which we read works by Goethe, Lessing and Schiller. He also let me be one of his graders, which gave me a bit of spending money.

After graduation in 1963, I did not have cause to use German and promptly forgot it. Forgot it that is until in early 1996 I took a three year assignment with Shell in the Netherlands. Although the business language of Shell International and most of the 300 or so Shell companies is English, I spent the first of the three years working for the NAM (not Viet Nam but Nederlands Aardolie Maatschappij - translation Dutch Oil Company) where the business language is Dutch. So after a month in the country, the NAM sent me off to a two week crash course in conversational Dutch.

Most of you are probably aware that Dutch and German are very similar in many ways, but are also very different in others. I learned a lot of Dutch in those three years, but had the continuous problem of saying things in Dutch when talking to Germans and in German when talking to the Dutch. In fact the first Dutch that I learned in the Dutch class was "Nee nee dat is Duits" (no, no that is German).

Last year the local German American society sponsored a one evening a week 20 session intro to German in which wife and I participated. It was a lot of fun and we met some nice people, so two weeks ago, we joined the 10 session advanced German course.

So why did I buy the Rosetta Stone German course? I am of German ancestry, find the language to be interesting, and would like to be more proficient. New Braunfels, where we have retired, is a small German town in the Texas Hill Country where German, though a slightly strange version, is still spoken. The town newspaper is the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung though these days it is mostly in English, there is an active German American society at whose meetings German is spoken, the town water tower says "In Neu Braunfels ist das Leben Schön", the annual Wurst Fest is held here with bands from both the US and Germany, etc, etc. So there are many opportunities to practice the language.

I don't antiicipate a need to ask for our money back although one can do that during the first six months.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/15/2012 12:35PM by mjgkramer.
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Re: Trouble Activating Rosetta Stone
Posted by: Black
Date: January 15, 2012 01:24PM
Woher kann ich mehr Info um das s.g. "Wurst Fest" bekommen?
Klingt heiß . . .




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Re: Trouble Activating Rosetta Stone
Posted by: mjgkramer
Date: January 15, 2012 02:19PM
Hier ist das URL.

[www.wurstfest.com]

I would be happy to show you around Wurstfest if you decide to attend. We might even treat you to dinner at the Friesenhaus.

[www.friesenhausnb.com]
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