This copy of Microsoft Office is not Activated – The Problem Solved

this copy of microsoft office is not activated

Hey, when you open any program Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint), it shows this copy of Microsoft Office is not activated this message. Today I am going to tell you how you can get raid on this issue. If your Microsoft Office is showing this message, it directly means that you are using an unlicensed copy of Microsoft Office. If so, all programs of Microsoft Office show a message that Product activation failed. So I am going to tell you the best solution to this problem.

There are many solutions to this problem. But I am going to tell you the best method, I guaranteed that this problem will be solved. If you are using any version of Microsoft Office, you will get fixed. Maximum people found this problem in the version which is newer than 2010.

1. This copy of Microsoft Office is not activated fix by Activator

Download Activator

Activator is very safe to use as well as the computer noob can use it. It supports activating the new version of Microsoft Office and Windows. There should be many Activators are available on the internet, but you have to download from the given link below.

Download Activator ? Click here.

Before starting the downloading you have to turn off the Privacy Security of the chrome browser. This is mandatory to turn off it. If you didn’t, the activator won’t be download. Downloading automatically will get blocked by chrome by detecting activator harmful. Read this article to fix download blocked by Chrome.

As you can see the activator is available in Zip file. You can use it as is, so you need to extract it first.

  1. Press the right mouse button on the downloaded folder.
  2. Click on the Extract file… option.

After completing the process, it will generate a folder.

Turn off Anti-Virus

You must need to keep your Anti-Virus turned off while running the activator. One more important thing is to keep your internet connection off. If you don’t know how to turn it off, follow the step below –

  1. Click on button in your computer.
  2. Go to Setting >>Windows Security >> Virus & threat protection.
  3. Now press the Manage Settings button under Virus & threat protection settings.

It will open the new window. There you have to disable the below protections by turned them off –

  • Real-time protection.
  • Cloud-delivered protection.
  • Automatic sample submission.
  • Tamper protection.

You have done it successfully. Now you have to do the same with Windows defender. Continue reading to know how to make it happen below –

  1. Go to Firewall & network protection. You will see a list including Domain network, Private network and Public network.
  2. First of all click on Domain network and disable it by turning it off.
  3. Same thing you have to do with Private network and Public network.

If you did it, you have successfully turned the Anti-Virus and Windows defender off. Now you are ready to go ahead.

Step 1 – Open that newly generated folder which you have extracted.

Step 2 – Click right mouse button on application file and click on Run as administrator.

Step 3 – Now click on Activation button. It will show you two options Activate Windows and Activate Office.

Step 4 – Click on Activate Office button. It will start the activation process.

Step 5 – Click on the Cancel button from the Task Scheduler.

After this whole process, close all the opened windows and restart your computer. Open any Microsoft Office program. Here you go, you got rid of this problem.

2. Delete the other copy of Microsoft Office

If you are suffering from this problem, you need to check how many versions of Microsoft Office are on your computer. If there is more than one version, keep anyone. Let see how you can check the versions in your computer below –

1. Go to Control Panel of your computer to find how many versions you have.

  • If you have Windows 10, you can directly go for Control Panel by searching it in the Search button beside the Start button. Then go to Programs >> Programs & features.
  • If you have Windows 8, click the right mouse button on button then go to Control Panel >> Programs >> Programs & features.
  • If you have Windows 7, click on the Start button and go to Control Panel >> Uninstall a program.

2. There you can see how many Microsoft Office versions you have. Now look at the image, I have only one version of Microsoft Office. If you found many versions there, you should keep any one of them.

3. To delete the unnecessary version, click right mouse button on that software and click on Remove/Uninstall button.

4. After restarting your computer and open any Office program. If you still found Office won’t be activated, you should run an online repair as mentioned in the Repair an Office application.

3. Try to Login with correct id

You should try this method first. You may have used some other account while purchasing and here you are another here. So look at all the accounts you have. You should check if your Microsoft account associated with your Microsoft Office or no? To check that you should log in to service & subscription. If your Microsoft account is associated with any Microsoft Office it should be list there. If no account is linked to the email you used, this email will not work here.


I guarantee you that using these methods, you will get rid of this copy of Microsoft Office is not activated. This is not a big issue. Even you can also work while going with it. But in rare cases, when you try to work any Office program, it will prompt you that your activation failed or unlicensed product. hence you should fix it.

If you like this article, don’t forget to share it with your computer. I hope you will get rid of this problem by following the above methods. If you have any questions feel free to ask me.

Thanks for reading.

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