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Microsoft Office 2010 Activation

  1. #1

    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 64bit

    Microsoft Office 2010 Activation

    Hi guys, first of all, let me apologize if my english is not that good, I'm from Argentina and it's not my native language.

    So, the thing is that I bought a new computer (check my specs) which came with Microsoft Office 2010 included. I started using it like a month ago, and a notification pop up appeared everytime I ran any of the office programs, asking to activate it. I tried once or twice to do it, I couldn't, but I was still able to use Word, etc so I didn't try hard.

    Since yesterday, the activation is required mandatory in order to use Office. And this is what happens:

    Activate software via internet---> Connecting --> Error not specified. Your petition cannot be processed right now. Try again later. (0XC004C032) *(I translated it, it may say something a bit different)

    Well, I tried using the Microsoft Fix It but when I try to install it it says "This Microsoft Fix it does not apply to your operating system or application version".

    Any ideas??

    Thanks a lot!!

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  2. #2

    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,972
    Windows 10 x64

    Welcome to the forums.
    Your english is (very) good.

    I've also had an Office 2010 which came preinstalled and required activation. Same story: I wasn't able to activate it and it seemed to be a trial version, wasn't sure if I had a key...

    Afterwards I bought a full version and I was able to activate it online each time after a reinstall of the system.

    If you have the key inserted, that's good. You might also try the phone activation system if everything fails.

    If you need to activate often on the same machine due to reinstalls, OS-testing:
    Once you got it activated, you can backup the activation for later (can be used on same pc after a format/reinstall) by using Advanced Tokens Manager. This saves time and works even if you are offline when trying.

    Links regarding the activation error:

    Activation error 0xC004C032

    Error 0xC004C032 When Activating Office 2010 Trial - Microsoft Community

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  3. #3

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,476
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    It's likely a trial version. My laptop came with office preinstalled but it was a trial version. To activate it you have to purchase a product code. You have to buy it to keep using it. It was the same deal with a laptop my daughter bought.
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  4. #4

    I ran into a similar problem -- if it's Starter Edition, then is will work permanently, but it's so crippled as to be all but useless. If it's not Stater, then it is a 60day trial -- and, as others have said, you would have to purchase it to keep using it.
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