Genuine Office RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have recently started to use an old Windows Vista PC. There is Microsoft Office Software on it. (Word, Excel, Access..etc)

    I want to know how to check for whether the office package is genuine or pirated/cracked? My guess about the WGA tool is that it doesn't say something about office???

    Please help with this issue and remember that the PC is an old Windows Vista.

    Thursday, December 14, 2017 8:02 PM


All replies

  • Microsoft no longer supports Windows Vista or the old version of Microsoft Office you have installed.  Use the software at your own risk.

    Carey Frisch

    Thursday, December 14, 2017 8:48 PM
  • Thanks, but:

    Does that mean that it is considered illegal no matter what?

    Or that there is no longer any support available?

    Thursday, December 14, 2017 9:02 PM
  • There is no longer any tool to determine if you have a genuine Microsoft Office license or not. However, as long as you don't have an internet connection, you don't have to worry about the non-availability of security updates.

    Carey Frisch

    Friday, December 15, 2017 1:43 AM
  • The MGADiag tool can still tell us if Office XP to 2007 installs are likely to be genuine or not.

    To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool

    (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )

     Once saved, run the tool.

    Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.

     To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Friday, December 22, 2017 1:31 PM
  • The Office Genuine Advantage (“OGA”) program has been retired. For more information, please visit this website.

    Carey Frisch

    Friday, December 22, 2017 10:17 PM