Microsoft Office is a prominent Microsoft product that has been worthwhile for users both professionally and personally. However, to use Office, its activation is necessary.
This is because if it is not activated after installation, the Office programs will run in reduced-functionality mode.
With reduced-functionality mode, you won’t be able to save changes made within the documents or create any new document, which will basically, decrease the functionality of Microsoft Office.
Before proceeding further with the activation process, it is important for you to own an unlicensed copy of Microsoft Office on your system. The activation process is applied to Office 2019/2016/365 and we have tried to discuss them all below.
Now, if you already own a license or just installing Office again on any new system, product keys are not required. Just sign in with the Microsoft account you used for buying the license.
Microsoft Office will determine the license that is eligible for your account automatically. However, if more than one license are linked with your account, Microsoft office will list them all and help you choose the license for activation accordingly.
This is an easy process of Microsoft office activation and by following this method, the product keys will not require any maintenance.
Hence to activate Microsoft Office through signing in process, follow the steps mentioned below in sequence.
On buying an Office License from any online store, the user might get it with a product key. This is because you can easily activate the Office through the product key provided by the retailer during purchase.
However, it is necessary to link the product key with the account and then sign in with the similar account. Before executing the process, one should have the product key with themselves
However, if you already have Microsoft Office installed, sign in by navigating to the File and then Account. Once done, go to Product Activation. After performing this step, the license will be linked with your account successfully and you need not have to enter it again.
If in any situation, the office copy has surpassed the trial period or is not activated for some reason, you may get prompted with an Activation Wizard.
Apart from that, If you have changed hardware within your system, it is very likely that you will be experiencing activation issues. Therefore, the Activation Wizard is required for such cases.
To start Office by the Internet, choose “I want to activate the software over the Internet(Recommended)” from the Activation Wizard and then click on Next.
To activate Office 365, the user should have a Microsoft Office 365 activation key. After that, they need to follow the steps given below in sequence
If you are still unsure about the version or activation status of your Microsoft Office, then try the steps listed below in sequence
By running the above-mentioned commands, you will now successfully be able to see the license status, expiry date, last 5 characters of the product key and other details.
If you see “Unlicensed Product” or “Non-commercial Use” written within the title bar of Office Applications, then it is very likely that the Office Activation has failed. As a result, all the features of the Office will get disabled. To fix this issue, follow the steps given below thoroughly.
Product Activation may fail due to multiple copies of Office and thus it is necessary to uninstall the unused version.
For Office 365 users, ensure that the subscription is active and renew it (if required).
Moreover, you can try some of the troubleshooting techniques mentioned below to activate the office.
If you encounter Microsoft Office Error Code 30068-4 during the activation, try some of the fixes listed below to troubleshoot the error