Oct 09, 2013 This article contains some of the most frequently asked questions about the Microsoft Office Activation Wizard. Microsoft Office 2010 and the Microsoft.
December 30, 2010
By David Davis
When I create videos or do crazy things on my desktop PC, I end up installing operating systems and applications over and over. Recently I rebuilt my desktop PC and, in doing so, opted to install Microsoft Office 2010.
I like the new interface but was having an annoying error every time I started any Office application. I was told that I needed to perform Office 2010 license activation over the Internet but when I did that, the activation would fail. The error was occurring because I had already activated Office using this key too many times.
The specific error that I kept getting was:
Your copy of Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 cannot be activated because the specified product key has already been activated the maximum number of times permitted
Unfortunately, the activation wizard gave me no option to enter a new key, only to call Microsoft. I did, in fact, call Microsoft. I entered, over the phone, a zillion characters and was finally told just by an automated system that I need to buy another key. Arg. Still, I was given no obvious way to use a different key and I actually did have another license key that had remaining activations.
After some research, I ran across information on how to change my Office 2010 product activation key and was able to get rid of that annoying message when starting up any Office app actually, I was told that the apps would stop working soon without proper activation.
In the video above, watch the original error message and how I changed my Office key, step by step, to solve the problem. Enjoy.
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Turning Off activation notices and message balloons.
Although this registry option is not recommended, software licensing notices can be remove by adding a new DWORD value at Windows Registry named NotificationDisabled with a value of 1 to the registry.
The value name disallow all program licensing notifications, including balloons, wizards, and task dialog boxes.
Registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows NT CurrentVersion SoftwareProtectionPlatform Activation
Value Name: NotificationDisabled
0 Activation notifications, wizards and balloons will be shown by default activation notifications are enabled
1 All activation-related messages will be hidden Not recommended
Read more: Allow or disallow automatic online activation
Using Windows Registry Data for Regdevelop
Let s create our own Tweakui-function application using the Windows Registry data above:
Drag and drop the checkbox control and configure the settings as shown:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows NT CurrentVersion SoftwareProtectionPlatform Activation
Once your done, you can test the program by clicking the Start button and Build Now button to compile the program.
You ll notice that it is normally checked or by default notification for activation is enabled.
That s it. Enjoy.
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How to Change Microsoft Office 2010 Product Activation Keys
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