Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Office 2010 activations

  1. #1

    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,373
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Office 2010 activations

    Hi all
    as far as I know if you install Windows 8 on the SAME computer you originally had W7 on (or even XP) where you activated Office 2010 - activation should cause NO problems --and won't count in the number of activations if you go back to W7 (or even XP).

    Actually the strange thing is I never even got asked to activate office 2010 but it did ask me before installing it to enter the product key and I had to wait while this was verified before the install could continue.

    If you DO run into problems activate by phone -- Ms won't give you ANY hassles if you are saying you are testing Office 2010 on W8 development preview.

    Enterprise versions (Office 2007) and terminal services product key for 2010 are legal multiple activations so won't cause a problem anyway.

    Just posted this in case people want to try Office (2007 / 2010) on W8 but are worried about losing activation status if they decide to go back to their original OS (XP / W7 ). I've left out VISTA as I don't think many can still be using this anymore.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Thanks for posting
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Posts : 1
    windows 8

    I installed Office 2010 on my Windows 8 Comp and all was well until recently. Now when i open an Office application it asks for a registration key change. If i input the original key, it is verified, and then goes through the install process. This happens every time I open an office application.
    I'm leery to purchase another copy of MS Office for fear the same thing will occur.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4

    I've had something similar to Kentlang. I installed Office 2010 on my new win8 box and all was fine for a couple of days. Then Excel started crashing as soon as I touched the open app. Meanwhile, I was having all kinds of Windows Update/Defender issues. Just solved those, and now NONE of the Office apps will even launch. :/
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 Pro

    I have been running Office Pro Plus 2010 on my Windows 7 computer for a year and a half. I recently upgraded to Windows 8 and for some reason it asked me to reactivate my Office 2010. I tried the online activation, but it said it was an invalid key. So, I did the phone activation, and it also rejected the installation ID for the same reason. I uninstalled and reinstalled it...accepted the key as valid on installation, but when it asked for me to activate it, same result. Any ideas how to get this running?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Office 2010 activations
Related Threads
I just installed a copy of Office 2013 on a Pc (actually Win7) that already had Office 2010 on it. I was having problems getting an Exchange logon working and for some reason, upgrading to 2013 fixed the problem. I am working with 32-bit in both cases. The copy of Office 2013 is working great....
upgraded to 2013 I told it to remove 2010 and install 2013 durning the install my nvidia drivers kept stopped responding. this problem stopped after office 2013 was installed and updated. and later I found out my vmware installation was messed up and missing files. was working before. ...
Any idea when Office 2013 will be available for download / upgrade? Thanks!
hi guys, well i just installed office 2010 and during install you get the option to click for the free Office 2013 download. Office 2013 is far more interesting dan 2007 or 2010. Jeff
Hi there much as I like Office 2010 and will continue to use it I find it a bit frustrating to have to re-activate it every time I use my Win 8 to go system on different computers -- even though I do have an Enterprise version. The Enterprise version of Office 2007 seems much more tolerant -- I...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook