Office 2010 reactivation with MAK question

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by FuSchnickens, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. FuSchnickens

    FuSchnickens MDL Novice

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    I activated my office 2010 with a MAK key that has since run out of activations. I need to redo my pc and was wondering if there was a way I could use the same key or am I SOL? Thanks
     
  2. mrthuvi

    mrthuvi MDL Member

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    1. Try the backup&restore lic in the office toolkit. I tried it but it doesn't always work.
    2. Phone activation with same MAK key.
     
  3. FuSchnickens

    FuSchnickens MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the info. Which one worked for you? Did you or anyone else on here successfully reativate Office 2010 woth a MAK key that has since run out of activations? I also read VAMT can also be used to manage Windows licences, and it can be used as a “proxy” to backup MAK activations but I'm not quite sure how to do this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  4. thethingy

    thethingy MDL Senior Member

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    You can phone with a spent mac and you get a certain amount of auto activations before being put through to an operator who should still activate for you,,, thing to remember is 1) business use 2) used on only 1 pc.
     
  5. pkaji123

    pkaji123 MDL Addicted

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    If you have formatted your PC,and installed Office again,then restore may not work,however as others said you can reactivate it through phone if the Key is not Blocked by M$..
     
  6. FuSchnickens

    FuSchnickens MDL Novice

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    I haven't reformatted yet but plan to.I'm not sure where the MAK I used came from that I used but it had 25K plus activations remaining when I used it. I monitored the MAK and it went all the way down to zero and I don't think it ever got blocked. Why won't the back feature work with a fresh install? Wasn't that the purpose of it so u can ackeep your current activation? Has anyone out there done a reformat and reinstalled office 2010 gotten their restore activation to work?