Microsoft Office 2013 Activation - Error 0x800070005


I have some customers who do not volume license their Microsoft Product

and need to activate their Microsoft Office products. This particular

customer bought a laptop with Microsoft Office 2013 pre-loaded and

purchased a separate Microsoft Office Home and Business 2013 1PC

License, however when they tried to activate the license by entering in

their product key they kept getting a pop-up error message;

We’re

sorry, something went wrong and we can’t do this for you right now.

Please try again later. ( 0x80070005 )”.

The error occurs because the user account does not have appropriate

permissions to modify the registry<span

style=“font-size: xx-small;“>[1]. Thus the activation needs to

be run with Administrator privileges<span

style=“font-size: xx-small;“>[2]. So I right clicked on Word

and selected Run as administrator and it activated automatically.

References:

  1. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968003

  2. http://techhstuff.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/office-2013-activation-pop-up-with.html

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