How to Solve Installation Limit Reached Issue


Installation limit reached: You can see a message sometimes when you try to activate your office product saying installation limit reached. You can understand the reason from the message itself, in common scenarios, you have tried to use or activate the office more number of times.

Solutions For Installation Limit Reached:

In general, a product can be re-activated upto few times if you are using it on the same computer. And the product key cannot be use on a new computer unless you have more licenses linked to your account.

Office 365 subscriptions are available with up to 1 device plan to 5 device plans. If you have installed and activate office program on more devices, this message saying installation limit reached may appear on your screen.

This message is just to warn the user that they have already exceed the number of times than they are allowed. If you still do the activation forcefully, one of the previous devices can face the problems with unlicensed issues.

Office installation limit is only for one computer if you go with standalone products. They are usually lifetime licensed programs. And are good to be re-activated on the same computer if you install and activate.

For example, you have New hardware changed on your computer and you get this error message saying installation limit reached. It is possible to resolve this error from your Microsoft account. You have to login and deactivate the old devices first and then proceed with the new installation and activation.

This error message on your office program given at your work. It is possible that there are limite volume licensing and your IT people might have install more than the allowed devices.

If you have received installation limit reached on a newly purchased office product. You should try to check with the vendor because the product key given to you might be wrong one. It can cause this kind of issues and fail the activation.

Installation Limit Reached

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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.

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