Alternative method to activate Microsoft Office 2010

Hello,

Recently I had a problem activating a recently installed version of Microsoft Office 2010. The error was “0x80070190”.

This was fixed with a command line solution.

Problem:

Microsoft Office 2010 activation error.

Solution:

Firstly you should try and activate Office 2010 the standard way:

Firstly open Word/File and select Help

activating_step2

Next select “Change product key” and fill in the licence key information

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Although the activation will fail the key information will be stored.

Next you have two options:

Option 1:

Activate Office 2010 by using OSPP.VBS.

Step one: Open an administrative command-prompt
Step two: Run the script OSPP.VBS (Office Software Protection Platform – Visual Basic Script)

32-bit Windows version should use the command:

cscript “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\OSPP.VBS”
64-bit Windows version should use the command

“C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\OSPP.VBS”

You should then get the following:

command activation

Congratulation Microsoft office is now activated.

Option 2:

Open Word as Administrator:

Step one: Go to Start / All Programs / Microsoft Office

Step two:¬†Hold down the ‘Shift’ key and right-click word and select “Run as administrator”

Step three: Follow the prompts to internet activate

This may work for you.

Feel free to comment below if you have any further ways to activate Microsoft office.

*Please note: This error can be more prevalent on a Office installation that has been restored from an image.

Until next time!

-ThePcMechanic

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