How do I activate Office without a product key – Microsoft Community
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Don’t forget to reinstall it after Office is finished installing and if you turned it off, be sure to turn it on again. If you’re not sure which antivirus software you have, use the following instructions to get to Control Panel to find the name of your antivirus software. Tip: Windows 10 comes with default antivirus software, Windows Defender. Slide the button to Off.
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If you use your device both at home and at work, try turning off the proxy settings in Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer before you install Office. Click the Start button lower-left corner , and choose Settings. In Automatic proxy setup , automatically detect settings or use setup script, by sliding to On or Off.
In Manual proxy setup , you can choose to use a proxy server. Generally, it will be off and if you slide it to On , be sure to select Save. And if it was off by default before you turned it on, be sure to slide back to Off when you’ve finished using it.
Click the Connections tab, and then click the LAN settings button. Click Apply and OK to save changes. Restart your computer. Note: There might be more proxy settings that you need to bypass. Table of contents. Office install. How to install Office. Redeem or activate. Office product keys. Activate Office. Install other apps. Set up mobile devices. Office updates. Upgrade to the latest version. Troubleshoot and uninstall.
However, I still can not get it activated. This thread is locked. You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. I have the same question Report abuse. Since this is a 3 user license, I should be able to install and activate 3 copies.
I’ve got at least 2 more notebooks that don’t have Office installed. At the least, I could see if I get the same activation error. In reply to WillGiles’s post on September 8, Windows 7 Pro was installed from a disk and the updates were manually installed from Microsoft downloads. I don’t recall the details, but WIndows update would hang and did not automatically install the updates.
As far as I am aware, Windows 7 is up to date and Windows update is working properly now. Validate Now: You can confirm that your software is genuine now I don’t know if this link is still working. There are 3 possible causes, 4 possible fixes: First confirm that you are not making a simple typing error. Verify that you have the correct key and retype it.
I called customer support and was quickly connected to a representative. I was not able to understand her English and eventually I was transferred to a different representative. I was able to understand him and gave him my product key from the box.
I should have studied the phonetic alphabet before trying to give him the number since it is quite difficult to understand the spoken letters of the product key.
I think that I understand the gist of his explanation, but I had some difficulty understanding him and my call was eventually dropped by my cell phone carrier. To make a long story short, it appears that this copy of MS Office was sold or given to a software developer and was not supposed to be resold. While my copy appears to be genuine, it also appears to have been sold fraudulently. There is nothing on the package or on the original shrink wrap that would indicate this and the product key appears to be the only way to identify it.
It took twenty minutes on the phone to reach this point. I wish that there had been an easy way to verify the product key online. There may be, but I haven’t found it. This is something else for buyers to be aware of. Just because the product appears genuine and unopened, it may not be an actual retail product and the software may not be able to be activated.
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Activate Office online. Click File > Help > Activate Product Key. If you don’t see an Activate Product Key button, your software is already activated. If Office activation fails, you’ll see Unlicensed Product or Non-commercial use / Unlicensed Product in the title bar of your Office apps, and most features.
Unlicensed Product and activation errors in Office
In the About area of the window box, click the link that says Change Product Key. This opens the activation box. Type the new code into the box. For the version you probably have a pre-installed version or the Starter version of the software on your computer. There is no Product Key. Microsoft Office will not activate due to an invalid product key. The product key says Office , the package was previously unopened.