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INTRODUCTION

This article contains some of the most frequently asked questions about the Microsoft Office Activation Wizard.

Microsoft Office 2010 and the Microsoft 2007 Office system include an Activation Wizard. To fully use a retail version of an Office 2010 suite or program or an 2007 Office system suite or program, you must activate it. If you do not activate the product after you install it, the Office 2010 programs and the 2007 Office system programs can be started only in reduced-functionality mode. In reduced-functionality mode, Office 2010 programs and 2007 Office system programs function more like viewers. In other words, you cannot save changes to documents or create new documents. Additional functionality may be reduced. No existing Office 2010 files or 2007 Office system files are damaged when a product runs in reduced-functionality mode.

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Q1: What is product activation?

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Q2: How does product activation work? 

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Q3: How do I activate my product?

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Q4: What happens during product activation?

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Q5: How does product activation protect customer privacy?

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Q6: Is product activation the same as registration?

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Q7: How do I know whether my product is activated?

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Q8: Does the product stop working if I do not activate it?

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Q9: What is reduced-functionality mode?

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Q10: How do I update information that relates to product activation?

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Q11: Why do I receive notifications to activate my product?

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Q12: Is there more than one kind of product license?

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Q13: What is a perpetual license?

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Q14: What is a subscription license?

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Q15: What is a Product Trial Program license?

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Q16: How many times can I skip activation?

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Q17: How many installations can be performed with one license agreement? Can I install the product on my portable computer and on my desktop computer? How many times can I reinstall the product and still be able to activate it?

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References

For more information about product activation and for more frequently asked questions about Microsoft product activation, visit the following Microsoft websites: For more information about Office Activation, visit the following Microsoft website:

928218 How to manually uninstall the 2007 Office system if you cannot uninstall it by using the "Add or Remove Programs" feature
823570 How to obtain a new product key for a Microsoft Office suite


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Article ID: 927921 - Last Review: October 9, 2013 - Revision: 13.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2007
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007
  • Microsoft Office Standard 2007
  • Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007
  • Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007
  • Microsoft Office Basic 2007
  • Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2010
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010
  • Microsoft Office Standard 2010
  • Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010
  • Microsoft Office Starter 2010
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