How To Solve “Activated But Still Prompted to Activate”


Activated but still prompted to activate. Office product is already activated on your computer previously done by you but you still get the message asking you to activate. Here is some good information about the reasons from our practical research.

We have assisted many users who face such issues and the very common issue for office activation is that you have either changed your hardware or changed your computer and trying to activate on a new machine.

Here is The Solutions for Activated But Still Prompted to Activate:

This is usually possible depending on the purchase of your office product. If you have purchased an office program which is not link to your office account. This can prompt you to activate until you have authenticated your product from your Microsoft account.

You can also see a product is already activate on your computer and it is working seamlessly all these days. And today it has asked you to re-activate. This is a common scenario for office 365 to verify the user account. And install the updates and notify them regarding the new features.

There are some security updates which keeps downloading for office program. And if at all a major update makes some changes. You may need to re-activate your office suite once again. It is always secure to keep your product key in hand like in a notes or somewhere to help yourself in future activations.

The other modes of activation is telephonic activation where you dial and type in the serial number to authenticate your installed product is valid. It can help if the program prompts to activate even after multiple times of automatic activation.

There are some scenarios when the product installed is different from the original product. We advise you to check the following article “One-time purchase of Office confirmed, but still can’t activate” for more help.

Activated But Still Prompted to Activate

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Got Any Question?

Q. 1 : Can I upgrade office version for free?

Office updates remain free whereas office upgrade is a change of version. Normally office 365, being a subscription based version allows you the free upgrades but standalone products do not allow change of version for free. Life time get the security patches for free for life time but not the change of versions.

Q. 2 : How long a free support is valid for office products?

In general, the Manufacturer says 60 days free support applicable for the office products. Although the service depends on the type of issues.

Q. 3 : What is the difference between Office 365 subscription and Office standalone?

Office product suites are released as subscription based versions and standalone proudcts. The subscription versions contain recurring fee for the licensing wheras the standalone product is a one off payment.