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This article provides an overview of the Microsoft Office Activation Wizard.
Office includes an Activation Wizard. To fully use Office, you must activate Office. If you do not activate the product after you install it, the Office programs can be started only in reduced-functionality mode.
In reduced-functionality mode, Office programs function more like viewers. In other words, you cannot save modifications to documents or create a new document. Additional functionality may be reduced also. No existing Office files are damaged while the product is in reduced-functionality mode.
Frequently asked questions
For more information about product activation and more frequently asked questions about Microsoft product activation, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
For more information about product activation, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
300273For more information about issues that occur when you run Office in Reduced Functionality mode, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/300273/ )Cannot activate OEM edition more than once in Office XP
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/316032/ )"This command is not available because the document is locked for edit" error message when you try to edit old or new documents in Office XP and in Office 2003
Article ID: 293151 - Last Review: February 22, 2008 - Revision: 9.6