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The Microsoft Office 2003 Activation Wizard disappears when you use the telephone option to activate a Microsoft Office 2003 license

Support for Office 2003 has ended

Microsoft ended support for Office 2003 on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

SYMPTOMS
The Microsoft Office 2003 Activation Wizard disappears when you use the telephone option to activate a Microsoft Office 2003 license.
CAUSE
This behavior occurs if the following conditions are true:
  • You have activation information on your computer that is from a previous installation of Office 2003.
  • You activated the previous installation of Office 2003 by using the Internet.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this behavior, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type the following location:
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Office\Data
  3. Click OK.
  4. In the Windows Explorer Data folder, click Folder Options on the Tools menu, and then click the View tab.
  5. Under Advanced settings, click to select the Show Hidden Files and Folders option, click to clear the Hide Extensions for Known File Types check box, and then click OK.
  6. Right-click the opa11.dat file, and then click Delete.
  7. Close the Data folder, and then start any Office 2003 program to start the Office 2003 Activation Wizard.
MORE INFORMATION
For more information about License Activation for Microsoft Products, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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Article ID: 875452 - Last Review: 06/06/2008 00:05:34 - Revision: 3.2

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