[BCAB] Microsoft and Captchas Derek Naysmith 08 Nov 2012 14:42 GMT

Having just upgraded to Windows 8 I have discovered that Microsoft has
started a love affair with Captchas.  Once you have Windows 8 in place you
need to register with the App store to get access to handy apps. Why I
couldn't use my Windows Live account I don't know but when you register for
an App store account there is a captcha on the page! Just to make life
interesting there is no alternative available on the page!!

Having registered, and I am still waiting for my confirmation email, you
need to complete a Captcha when you log in and, you guessed it, there is no
audio equivalent.

In an attempt to vent my frustration I went to send an email to the App
store via the 'contact us' pages. Unfortunately before you can send an email
you need to enter a Captcha!

All this frustration and annoyance because my wife wants Spider solitaire on
my PC and Microsoft don't include games with Windows 8.

Derek Naysmith