This post will cover an easy fix for not being able to activate office under certain conditions. Today I was busy installing updates on a new machine and wanted to Activate my copy of Office 2007. I went to activate the software and all the program told me was that it could not activate right now. It said I had XX times to continue to using Word. The only other option on the screen was to call Microsoft. I decided to let the update finish and restart the computer.
When I rebooted I started some more vista updates and then opened Word knowing I’d be prompted to activate the product again. Again the same issue happened. This got me thinking… Can updating Windows effect activating Office?? Really??
Guess what the answer is???
As soon as the updating in Windows Update was done I quickly hit “Activate Now”. Office activated within a second.
So now you know. If you are applying updates and needing to activate Office just activate Office first and then finish things off.