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Office 2010 reactivation required after Win 8 Upgrade

  1. #1

    Posts : 59
    Windows 8 PRO 64bit

    Office 2010 reactivation required after Win 8 Upgrade

    I did a Win 8 Upgrade over a Win 7, and chose the option to keep programs and data. I thought this would keep Office 2010 running without problems. But when starting Office 2010, a warning came that a system change had been detected and reactivation was required.
    Luckily I could find the code but in my case, a message came that my Office 2010 had been activated too many times (I have 2 laptops and a PC and I also did some hardware changes on those).
    Automatic phone activation also did not work, so I told a MS assistant that I upgraded to Win 8 and she gave me a code for activation.

    So in the end no problems on my side. I just posted this so that others can use what happened in my case.

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  2. #2

    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,374
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Hi there
    Ms isn't the evil empire a lot of people says it is.
    I've NEVER had any trouble when I've needed to activate by phone. If the automatic activation doesn't work BE 100% HONEST with the assistant and you'll always get activated unless you are trying something really stupid like moving an older W7 OEM Windows on to a new machine. Office 2010 won't give ANY problems.

    Just BE HONEST -- they can usually tell if you are speaking a load of B/S.

    I've never heard anyone being failed an activation code by phone if they are entitled to it.

    (Note also a re-activation by phone re-sets the activation count again too).

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