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Konstantinos Tsoukalas

Konstantinos is the founder and administrator of Since 1995 he works and provides IT support as a computer and network expert to individuals and large companies. He is specialized in solving problems related to Windows or other Microsoft products (Windows Server, Office, Microsoft 365, etc.).


  1. mike s
    August 5, 2023 @ 1:20 pm

    One last thing ….WHY NOW?

    I did a re-format of my drive and the new windows install probably had a trial version of Office on it….I added my Office to PC…… and a month later this started……I believe this is the culprit…but I could be wrong :)


  2. mike s
    August 5, 2023 @ 1:15 pm

    Had a license key over a year …then out of the blue , I kept getting "Need Activation" but Product was "Activated" ……Searched around for hours…..even bought a new key and had customer service running around in circles with same issue……Until I found this……Method 1 worked like a charm……I contacted the company of the 1st key and got no reply…..Good thing I fixed it and got my money back …….The only reason the second key company worked with me , I believe , is that I could pull the purchase from my credit card….thxs again for a great fix!!!!


  3. Denis
    May 6, 2023 @ 7:08 pm

    Hello, Following Method 2, there in no folder under Common/OEM in either place
    Office-Common-NO OEM to delete?
    Thanks for any help


    • lakonst
      May 8, 2023 @ 9:05 am

      Apply the instructions in Method-3.


  4. Stan
    September 25, 2022 @ 4:34 am

    Thanks so much. This article saves my life.


  5. pete
    September 22, 2022 @ 2:37 pm

    i did the script and after a while the user reboot is pc and the activation was removed
    very strange behavior :-)


    • lakonst
      September 22, 2022 @ 3:22 pm

      Ensure that you 'have only one version of Office installed. (see method-3 below)


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