Unlicensed product errors
Unlicensed product errors in office are due to the periodical checks done by Microsoft to verify the program is licensed correctly.If the activation process succeeds, the Office product continues to work fine on the computer.
The failure of activation checks would result in Unlicensed product and will deactivate some features and limits the validity of the product.
The title bar of the Office product indicates the status of your license.The reduced functionality will not allow to edit the documents but allows you to print the Office files.
Related errors while activating Office
Office error code 0x8004FC12 when activating Office
“We’re sorry, something went wrong and we can’t do this for you right now. Please try again later. (0x8004FC12)”
Office error code 0x80070005 when activating Office
“We’re sorry, something went wrong and we can’t do this for you right now. Please try again later. (0x80070005)”
The primary checks for these unlicensed issues are to check the system date and time and make sure they are set correctly as per your local time zone. If your system time shows up correctly, skip to the next step.
The second option is to check for any expired trial versions a secondary program on your computer. Just in case if it is a new computer, there are chances that the computer manufacturer had give you the laptop with a pre-installed office trial program. The office trial works for 30 days from the day you start using it. If the trial is expired, it may go unlicensed. However if you purchase a new license for office product, you can sign in to your office product which is already installed using a valid account.
To do this, you need to open any office program. Say if it is a word, then go to the following location.
Click on File >> Office Account
You see the account settings tab where you can switch your accounts and see an Activation tab.
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