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What happens if a copy of Office is not validated? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello.

    I'm trying to find out the situation with supposedly 'invalid' versions of Office. My copy of Office recently failed this validation process and I have 11 (presumably 10 now) days left on it. After this period, does the copy of Office stop working, or are just simply updates to the program through the normal process blocked?

    I'm in absolutely no position to take advantage of the validation offer and would prefer to continue using the edition I have at the moment. I would very much like some clarification on this issue and any response would be useful.

    Thank you.

    Tuesday, March 10, 2009 11:01 AM

Answers

  • Solas,

    Please visit www.microsoft.com/genuine and locate the FAQs. Curious are you receiving messaging that Office is non-genuine? If your not sure then I would recommend for you to visit http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/genuineoffice/thread/8d640c5d-bb4b-4fcf-88d5-42355ed957ae and run the MGA Diagnostic Tool and provide us with your results. Then I can let you know your situation. 

    Also visit Bennifits of Office Validation at http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/demo/516_microsoft_OGA_en.htm . Here it provides some explaination. Example you will not be able to download many Office Templates from Microsoft and use them because they require validation. 

    Also if you have a non-genuine copy of Office then have you thought about visiting http://www.microsoft.com/piracy and filing a piracy report?


    Thank you again Solas,


    Stephen
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    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Tuesday, March 10, 2009 9:50 PM
    Tuesday, March 10, 2009 9:49 PM

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  • Hello Solas,


    Curious where did you actually purchase Microsoft Office Suite from?



    Thank you,


    Stephen  
    Attention All Forum Users: Please Do Not post your issue in someone else's Thread...Create your own which will help minimize confusion. If any post fixes your issue, please click the "Post was Helpful" button for that post. This will help us showcase the threads that best help our customers. Thank you, Stephen Holm
    Tuesday, March 10, 2009 4:59 PM
  • It was on the machine when I bought it, so presumably from the vendor, though that was a while ago...I have Office 2003. I doubt I even have the paperwork for it anymore, being so long ago now, so there's no way I can authenticate that I did in fact buy it.

    I'm not terribly happy about the situation, but I would just like an answer to my question, please.....so if I am in a position to pay the extra money for validation later, I know what the situation is.



    Tuesday, March 10, 2009 6:29 PM
  • Solas,

    Please visit www.microsoft.com/genuine and locate the FAQs. Curious are you receiving messaging that Office is non-genuine? If your not sure then I would recommend for you to visit http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/genuineoffice/thread/8d640c5d-bb4b-4fcf-88d5-42355ed957ae and run the MGA Diagnostic Tool and provide us with your results. Then I can let you know your situation. 

    Also visit Bennifits of Office Validation at http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/demo/516_microsoft_OGA_en.htm . Here it provides some explaination. Example you will not be able to download many Office Templates from Microsoft and use them because they require validation. 

    Also if you have a non-genuine copy of Office then have you thought about visiting http://www.microsoft.com/piracy and filing a piracy report?


    Thank you again Solas,


    Stephen
    Attention All Forum Users: Please Do Not post your issue in someone else's Thread...Create your own which will help minimize confusion. If any post fixes your issue, please click the "Post was Helpful" button for that post. This will help us showcase the threads that best help our customers. Thank you, Stephen Holm
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Tuesday, March 10, 2009 9:50 PM
    Tuesday, March 10, 2009 9:49 PM