Some users have been experiencing problems with the activation of Microsoft Office 2010. For users of volume license versions of the popular office suite, activating your product key can be a tricky business. Even after a smooth installation, after a week or so of using Office, some people will be interrupted with a popup window stating that “Microsoft Office 2010 has not been activated”. Don’t worry, the solution is short and simple.
Follow these easy steps:
- Click your windows start button and go to Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt
- In the command window, Type “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14” (without the “”) and press Enter on your keyboard
- Next, type “cscript ospp.vbs /inpkey:XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX” (without the “” and replace the X’s with your Microsoft Office 2010 Product Key) and press Enter on your keyboard
- If you have entered a valid product key, text within the command prompt will appear telling you that the process has been successful.
- Now type “cscript ospp.vbs /act” (again, without the “”) this will now attempt to activate Microsoft Office 2010.
You will receive a final message to tell you that the process has been successful. If the process is not successful, close the command prompt and repeat steps 1 – 5 checking that you have entered all the details correctly.