Activating MS Office 2007 and beyond

Before proceeding with the installation, you will be prompted to enter your Product Key. It is needed to make sure that you can use all of its functionality, the software potential as you go along with it while you work.
Here’s how you may activate your MS Office using the following methods for activation.

Activate Office 2007 over the Internet or by phone
When you enter your valid Product Key, the Activation Wizard starts automatically and will give you two choices on how to proceed:

Activate by using the Internet.
The Activation Wizard automatically contacts the Microsoft licensing servers through your Internet connection. If you are using a valid Product Key that has not already been used for the allowed number of installations, your product is activated immediately.

When you activate through the Internet, your product ID (derived from the installation Product Key) is sent to Microsoft. A response (the confirmation ID) is sent back to your computer to activate your product. If you choose to activate your product through the Internet and you are not already connected, the wizard alerts you that there is no connection.

Activate by using the telephone 
You can telephone an Activation Center and activate your product with the help of a customer service representative. 
Important   Telephone contact numbers vary by license and country/region. In step 2 of the Activation Wizard, use the number provided to call the Microsoft Activation Center. Activation Center telephone numbers are not listed in this article because the correct number for you is based on several factors. Microsoft software can be obtained under various licenses, including individual retail licenses, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) licenses, and volume licenses, so it is important that you use the number indicated by the Activation Wizard.
Telephone activation might take longer than activation through the Internet. You should be at your computer when you call, and you should have your software Product Key available.
1. In the Activation Wizard, select the country/region where you reside and where you plan to use the product. The wizard provides one or more telephone numbers appropriate for your selection. Use the number provided on your Activation Wizard screen to call the Microsoft Activation Center. 
2. Call the Activation Center.
3. The customer service representative asks you for your installation ID (displayed on your screen) and other relevant information. After your installation ID is verified, you receive a confirmation ID.
4. In the Activation Wizard, type the confirmation ID in the spaces provided at the bottom of the screen, and then press ENTER.
5. Telephone activation is not available for Trial and Subscription versions.
6. Microsoft Text Telephone (TT/TTY) services are available for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. In the United States, using a TT/TTY modem, dial (800) 718-1599. From outside the United States, using a TT/TTY modem, dial (716) 871-6859. TT/TTY service is only available in English.
How do I activate Office 2007 at a later time?
If you don’t want to activate your copy of the software when you install it, you can activate it later.
If you have a problem with your activation, contact a customer service representative by using the telephone number provided in the wizard.
How will you identify if your Office 2007 had been activated?
Here’s what you need to do: This tutorial is for Word, you can use the same thing with the other MS Office program.
  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button , and then click Word Options.
  2. Click Resources, and then click Activate.
  3. If your software is activated, you receive the following confirmation message:
This product has already been activated.
If your software is not activated, the Activation Wizard starts. Follow the instructions in the Activation Wizard.
Activation, Grace Period, and Reduced Functionality?
You need to activate your product to continue using all the features of your MS Office 2007 product. Microsoft Product Activation is a Microsoft anti-piracy technology that verifies MS software products if they are legitimately licensed.
This process verifies the Product Key, which you must supply to install the product, is being used on computers permitted by the software license. Enter or find your Product Key.
Grace period
Before you enter a valid Product Key, you can run the software 25 times, which is the grace period. During the grace period, certain features or programs might be enabled that are not included in the product you have purchased. After you enter a valid Product Key, you will see only the programs and features that you have purchased.
Reduced Functionality mode
After the grace period, if you have not entered a valid Product Key, the software goes into Reduced Functionality mode. In Reduced Functionality mode, your software behaves similarly to a viewer. You cannot save modifications to documents or create new documents, and functionality might be reduced. No existing files or documents are harmed in Reduced Functionality mode. After you enter your Product Key and activate your software, you will have full functionality for the programs and features that you purchased.
Be very aware that using activators will sometimes give your MS Office Software some trouble so it is really recommended to buy the full version software from Microsoft and several Microsoft Authorized Distributors.

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