Microsoft Office has never been free to use. So you ultimately have to download it in order to enjoy its exclusive benefits. Also, when you use an Office suite without activating it (adding the activation/product key). A window reading ‘Microsoft Office Activation Wizard’ pops of every time you start afresh with any of the Office apps. Well, this is not an error but a genuine call from the suite because Microsoft does not want you to use it for free. In this post, I will be telling you why activation of Office setup is important and how you could stop seeing the activation wizard.
What is Microsoft Office Activation Wizard?
It is a tool added to MS Office for convenience of its users when they want to activate their Office downloaded from Office.com/setup. It is basically a tool to simplify the activation process. Microsoft wants its users to activate their MS Office copies so that verification of the installation can be done.
Benefits of MS Office Activation
Purchasing a product key (www.office.com/setup) and entering it to activate MS Office opens up its full functionality. In addition, Microsoft pushes out discounted offers to their genuine users, on their various products.
How to eliminate the activation wizard window occurrence (Office 2010)?
Method 1: From Within the Program
- Open any Office app to see Microsoft Office Activation Wizard.
- Click on Change Product Key, and enter the 25-digit product key.
- Other than the above steps, you can also do the activation by closing the wizard and going to the File tab. Under the file tab, click on Info, and then select Product Activation Required.
Method 2: Online Activation
- Navigate: File > Help.
- Click Activate Product Key and follow the easy steps to activate MS Office.
There is really no free method to make the activation wizard disappear. Moreover, activation is not merely about spending bucks but also enjoying exclusive benefits and other office apps like MS Publish. For any queries, you can also contact Microsoft support center.