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Microsoft Office Preview activation

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#1 StevenJ



  • Joined: 07-August 12

Posted 28 August 2012 - 01:59

Hi all,

My Office copy has apparently been unable to activate and subsequently having activation failed for the past few days. Can anyone shed light on why this is?

As far as I was aware, this preview was supposed to work until Office is officially released.

#2 Nazmus Shakib Khandaker

Nazmus Shakib Khandaker


  • Joined: 03-April 12

Posted 29 August 2012 - 04:56

Go to the Customer preview website and log in: http://www.microsoft...b/officepreview

Then, you will see how many PCs Office is activated on. You are allowed use office at a maximum of 5 PCs. In the screen you will see which PCs Office is installed and activated on and how much activations are left.

If you have zero activations left, deactivate the PCs you are not using office on and try the activation again from the PC you are currently using.

Bug note: If you happen to multiple activations on the same PC, deactivate all and uninstall and reinstall office. Sometimes, when office fails to install properly, it activates on the same PC multiple times and causes problems. Again, deactivate, uninstall, and reinstall to fix the problem.