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  • Question

  • I keep getting threatening messages from Micro Soft when I open Outlook 2003 , the message says that my copy is not authentic and I have to pay $400.00 to buy software.
    Saturday, April 17, 2010 12:31 AM

Answers

  • Try reactivating office by following the below mentioned steps:

     

    If you are using Windows XP:

    1.     Click Start ->Computer or My computer->C-DRIVE(c :) \documents and setting s\All Users \Application Data\Microsoft\ Office \ Data.

    2.     Right click on Opa11.dat->rename it to opa11.old.

    3.     Open outlook and activate it.

     

    Check the link below for activation

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/HA012334341033.aspx

     

     

    If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7:

    1.     Click Start-> computer-> C-Drive(c :)-> program data->Microsoft->Office->data.

    2.     Right click on opa11.dat ->rename ->opa11.old.

    3.     Open outlook and activate it.

     

     

    Hope this helps.


    Ruchi Bisht
    Sunday, April 18, 2010 5:27 AM

All replies

  • If you think you get this notification incorrectly, then you can contact Microsoft Product Support directly to sort it out. This could lead to receiving a new license key or even a replacement copy. For more information see the link below (especially the last part of the document);
    http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/office/AboutNotifications.aspx

    Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
    Outlook guides and more: HowTo-Outlook.com
    Outlook Quick Tips: MSOutlook.info
    Saturday, April 17, 2010 7:58 AM
  • Try reactivating office by following the below mentioned steps:

     

    If you are using Windows XP:

    1.     Click Start ->Computer or My computer->C-DRIVE(c :) \documents and setting s\All Users \Application Data\Microsoft\ Office \ Data.

    2.     Right click on Opa11.dat->rename it to opa11.old.

    3.     Open outlook and activate it.

     

    Check the link below for activation

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/HA012334341033.aspx

     

     

    If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7:

    1.     Click Start-> computer-> C-Drive(c :)-> program data->Microsoft->Office->data.

    2.     Right click on opa11.dat ->rename ->opa11.old.

    3.     Open outlook and activate it.

     

     

    Hope this helps.


    Ruchi Bisht
    Sunday, April 18, 2010 5:27 AM