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Error Activating Microsoft Office on student (eStout) laptop

Launching an Office product the student is prompted to activate or an activation message is displayed in word

To activate Office on a Stout-issued, student (eStout) laptop

The most common cause of activation problems is because "Microsoft account" was selected, rather than "Work account". Office 365 for Education is considered a "Work" account.

  1. Launch an Office application (MS Word is recommended); the Activate Office prompt opens

    Activate Office 1

  2. Enter your full UW-Stout email address (don't forget the and click Next
  3. Select "Work account"

    Activate Office 2

  4. Select "Work or School account" again

    Activate Office 3.5

  5. Enter your full UW-Stout email address and password again. Click "Sign in."
    Activate Office 4

Individuals who see a "PRODUCT NOTICE" bar in MS Word should click the "Activate" button and follow the preceding steps.

Activate bar in Word

Most of the features of Word have been disabled because it hasn't been activated.

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Keywords:365, office activation, activate, desktop applicaitons   Doc ID:66748
Owner:Sasha K.Group:UW Stout
Created:2016-09-07 14:08 CDTUpdated:2016-11-02 15:38 CDT
Sites:UW Stout
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