office installation process

Activate your Microsoft software by phone

So you got your Office/Project/Visio Product key but it rejects to activate online?

Sometimes, it happens with Microsoft software, but you’re not alone. We’ll talk about a simple workaround to get your copy activated.

When you’re at the welcome screen of any of your Office apps, select the second option that says “I want to activate the software by telephone”.

Activate by phone selection

On the second screen, it will ask you to select your Country/Region (ie. US). After you’ve made the selection, it will provide a free local number to call, with a series of numbers below (Your installation identifier).

Country or region dropdown menu

During this automated phone call, a virtual operator will ask to type your installation ID with your phone’s keyboard.

Installation identifier provided by Microsoft

At this point, if you’ve already provided your ID and Microsoft confirmed that it’s OK, you can cancel your phone call, close your Office application, start it and try once again with online activation, it should recognize it.

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