Office 2013 and Windows 8.1 Activation Woes

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by kiteboy, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. kiteboy

    kiteboy MDL Novice

    Aug 19, 2012
    Hi all

    After a bit of advice

    Just done a new install of 8.1 but have just figured out that I cant activate office 2013 retail like I used to be able too

    i.e over the phone

    I tried using advanced token manager which I used to back up office and windows 8 (not 8.1) activation status

    but apparently I can use that to restore the activation of office on 8.1 - how frustrating

    Even tried copying the data and tokens files from a previous acronis image - (with office activated) to the new install but that didnt seem to work either

    Ive tried various keys but when trying the phone activation nothing seems to work?

    Is there any way to get office 2013 retail activated on 8.1 (other than to buy the software of course) perhaps by using files from the acronis image

    or can I convert to VL and activate another way

    Not used to VL way but just wanted to check if that can be activated before continuing any further

    Thanks for any advice
  2. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

    Oct 7, 2010
    I would follow this thread carefully. There is a current solution, however it can go down at any time.