Word 2002 activation RRS feed

  • Question

  • Using Office update site, validation tool reports Word 2002 is not activated.  Trying to use activation option on Word 2002, software reports it is activated!  Obviously something not kosher here.

    Tuesday, September 9, 2008 1:35 PM



    1) Click the “Start” button.
    2) Click “Run…”
    3) Type: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Office Genuine Advantage\data
    4) Delete the file: data.dat
    5) Attempt to activate Office.
    6) Go to
    http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/ and click the Validate Office button.

    Please note: I am not a Microsoft employee...only a voluntary forum contributor.
    • Marked as answer by RickImAPC Tuesday, September 9, 2008 2:51 PM
    Tuesday, September 9, 2008 2:33 PM