MS office 2013 activation error

Screen Shot 2013-08-20 at 12.02.15 PMThis pissed me off.. but most computer things do now-a-days, as I don’t have the time to “fiddle with them”. Scroll to bottom to see solution.

Basically, I was getting an error 0xC004f017 or 0x80070005 every time I tried to activate a new office 2013 product at my office. They give you an alternative to online activation by calling an automated number, but its one of those voice activation bull shit systems that piss you off even more because it takes forever and a day longer than just entering some f’ing numbers quickly… As you can see… i’m still pisssed off after doing this to a few machines, until I finally sat down and figured out how to get the f’ing internet activation to work.


Solution: right click on word (or excel, or whatever office program) and select “Run As Administrator” 

It will launch the program as normal, and the activation menu will eventually pop-up as normal, but now it will not give you that error, and succeed in activating your office suite software.

6 Replies to “MS office 2013 activation error”

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  3. Bless you! The fix works immediately; it takes 5 seconds to fix what Microsoft couldn’t fix in a month…you would think that Microsoft could figure that out…

  4. Great Fix. Except this is the biggest BS Microsoft Office should fix. If you don’t know your clients email password, majority of the time the client gets confused on doing this. So loss of production on their end and passwords are being passed out that can get compromised. Go Microsoft once again at being stupid.

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