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Windows 7: Office 2013 will not activate

17 Apr 2017   #1
broiyan

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Office 2013 will not activate

In my opinion, this is the best resource for Windows 7 questions. What is the equivalent for Office questions? I wiped Windows because I wanted to get out of VirtualBox so I needed to reinstall Office. My Office 2013 needs activation but it will not allow it via internet because I purchased it abroad and I guess the activation program does geolocation when you try to activate and phone activation is no longer being offered. If this won't activate I will not buy Office ever again.


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18 Apr 2017   #2
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

If you have "wiped" Windows what operating system do you use now?
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18 Apr 2017   #3
broiyan

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I wiped Windows from within VirtualBox on a computer I was selling so Office was wiped also. I then installed Office on another machine.
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18 Apr 2017   #4
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by broiyan View Post
I wiped Windows from within VirtualBox on a computer I was selling so Office was wiped also. I then installed Office on another machine.
That probably why it wont activate. If you had installed it on one computer & then uninstalled it & have now installed it on another computer, it will show as already activated & unless you have a multi installation version, it will alert the invalid installation.

The best way around this would be to phone Microsoft & speak to a technician directly & explain what has happened & hopefully they will sort this out.
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26 Jun 2017   #5
broiyan

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

LOL, the solution is to use a VPN and select a location closer to the country where the item was purchased. This worked for me.
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