Need Proper office 2013 professional plus activation procedures

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  1. melvinjn

    melvinjn MDL Novice

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    Hi all

    I would like someone to help me with proper office 2013 professional plus activation procedures on windows 8.1 pro, as the one given on the forum does not work, but shows that the user has successfully done activation.
     
  2. S_SubZero

    S_SubZero MDL Junior Member

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    The proper way to activate Office 2013 Professional is to enter the 25 digit key you you when you purchased it, in the place it asks for it.

    Properly.
     
  3. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    I can confirm that this method works.
     
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  4. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    lets not forget to mention, the 25 digits are located on the back of the media purchased, cant be missed:D
     
  5. eydee

    eydee Guest

    #5 eydee, Oct 30, 2013
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    Impossible, it would block the laser beam. Maybe on the manual or CD case...
     
  6. melvinjn

    melvinjn MDL Novice

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    Thanks for all your replies, This is the error I get when activation is done.

    Installed product key detected - attempting to activate the following product:
    Name: Office 15, OfficeProPlusVL_KMS_Client edition
    Description: Office 15, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel
    Family: OfficeProPlusVL_KMS_Client
    SKU ID: b322da9c-a2e2-4058-9e4e-f59a6970bd69
    Last 5 characters of installed product key: GVGXT
    ERROR CODE: 0xC004F074
    ERROR TEXT: The Software Licensing Service reported that the product could not be activated. No Key Management Service (KMS) could be contacted. Please see the Application Event Log for additional information.
    <Product activation failed>
     
  7. ace2

    ace2 Guest

    You GUYS are so HELPFUL:laie:
     
  8. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    So the VL edition was installed. Suggest you uninstall it, reinstall the retail one, and input your 25-digit key as suggested by others.
     
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  9. ace2

    ace2 Guest

    And they have all done this [kms server] :kol: :laie:
     
  10. melvinjn

    melvinjn MDL Novice

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    Sorry, Is there a link anyone know I could download a Retail trial online ?
     
  11. ace2

    ace2 Guest

    Why are you sorry, you have asked a valid question .:D They all/most use VL edition and kms server .:p
     
  12. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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  13. MSDNAA

    MSDNAA MDL Senior Member

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    Additionally, the product key can be obtained in the following ways
    1. Through VLSC
    2. Retailer
    3. Reseller
    4. Via MSDN Subscription
    5. MPN
    6. BizSpark

    Cheers
     
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  14. orca99

    orca99 MDL Junior Member

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    FYI, there is a whole section in this forum wholly dedicated to Office 2013. Just browse a little more and you'll find all the answers you're looking for.
     
  15. melvinjn

    melvinjn MDL Novice

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    Thanks for all your prompt replies, I was able to download a retail version by Paul Desmond and tried to activate but with no success.
    I still get the error :

    Attempting to Activate OfficeProPlusVL_KMS_Client
    ERROR CODE: 0xC004F074
    ERROR TEXT: The Software Licensing Service reported that the product could not be activated. No Key Management Service (KMS) could be contacted. Please see the Application Event Log for additional information.
    <Product activation failed>

    Not sure what need to be done from now.
    BTW am using the Microsoft Toolkit 2.4.9 for activation.
     
  16. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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  17. melvinjn

    melvinjn MDL Novice

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    The volume version I had before the retail version got activated in Windows 8 but when updated to Windows 8.1 it became deactivated showing "Activation required"
     
  18. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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  19. pun

    pun MDL Senior Member

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    And here's where you should - spoiler alert - activate.
     
  20. TonyTones

    TonyTones MDL Novice

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    Lol, this thread is more amusing than my Facebook feed :laie::icecream::roflmao: