Do a phone activation again. But, I would expect a different error message. I already have the trial downloaded. I still have a concern that you may not have the license legitimately. You must logon to the website listed on the card and follow the instructions to obtain the actual product key for the version of Office that you purchased. · A product key for an Office 2010 stand-alone product such as Microsoft Visio Professional 2010 will not be accepted as a product key for an Office 2010 suite.
Second, it may be an access rights problem. One possible cause for this problem is that you installed your pro plus on a laptop with a factory installed free trial of Office. Validate Now: You can confirm that your software is genuine now. It might be saying this because it has already been used but it was used on the same computer. But this time do not reply to the initial prompts. There are 2 possible fixes for it.
Exactly where did you get the Product Key you used? This is a possibility to selectively activate any single Office component. I purchased the office software from a seller on Ebay, It was listed as a retail version and came in a sealed package exactly as seen on the Microsoft website. This is where it says that my code is not valid. I purchased Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010, installed it on my desktop and successfully activated it. The activation key came from the papers inside the big ugly yellow plastic box.
· Volume License product keys will not be accepted for a retail Office 2010 product. These product keys will not work with Office 2010. Depending on where they are in the scam cycle they may give you the refund or they will string you along with delays. The person who sold it to you probably sold it to 10 other persons. This worked wonderfully and fixed quite a few problems with my pc-only one problem-it uninstalled all of my 3rd party programs. There are probably others but they should be close to these posted · If none of the above conditions apply, before, or after trying the following procedures you may want to do a Phone Activation and ask the service rep to explain what the specific problem is. · If a Product Key Card was purchased at a retail store and activated at the register, do not use the key that is inside the card to unlock Office 2010.
. If it is a legitimate purchase, then you are possibly having a known problem with Win7. They are the only people who can give you a final answer. I am currently running on the trial version but I would like to officially activate it since I paid for it! It is a limited distribution bundle, one that is commonly bootlegged. I purchased Microsoft Office online about a year ago, downloaded it, and activated it.
If activation fails, Microsoft Toolkit Activator will try to perform automatic error recovery. There are 3 possible causes, 4 possible fixes: First confirm that you are not making a simple typing error. I uninstalled the trial version of office that was on the laptop and used the dvd to install the new office software. Somewhere along the way, one of those persons might have installed it on a second system, activated it, because it went past 10 activation threshold, Microsoft detected it that it was being abused and blocked the key from further use. You should also contact your credit card company to cancel the transaction or to at the very least give them a heads up on the scam so that they can deny the scammer any further sales. Does anyone have any advice? Now the activation system is getting confused, trying to use your key to activate the trial.
That is a common bootlegging tactic. I also did the updates with no change in the results. You may also want to report the vendor to. Explain the situation to them. The utility inspect Office 2010 license information to manage an optimal activation way.
I believe it is genuine because it activated properly when I installed it on my desktop computer running windows 7. After expending all of my other options I did a system refresh. In a locked state, the functionality of the applications will be limited. I was warned about this but didn't think it would include the Microsoft Office package. The product key is used during the Microsoft software installation to unlock the Microsoft Office suite.
The option is available to activate if you already have a product key but it says mine is not valid. I have a slow internet connection and I don't really want to spend several hours on a download that might not fix anything. Pick one that you can follow and try it. You should contact the vendor for a refund. Verify that you have the correct key and retype it. · retail elec tronics store · online electronics store · an individual online ebay, kijiji etc · online download · installed at the computer factory Did you get it as part of a special discount program? Due to a problem with Windows Update I was advised through this site to do a system refresh as a last resort.
It will automatically identify the best variant and activate it. I have provided links to several articles for these types of fixes. Now my problem is getting it back. By that I mean that the person may not have the right to resell it to you. Unfortunately, regardless of the licensing terms, persons still abuse the program, either giveaway product keys or resell it on auction sites.