How to Verify the License of Microsoft Office?

Microsoft Office is a full suite of services and software developed by the company Microsoft. Almost every person uses some services or software from the Office. The first version of the Office plan has Word, Powerpoint, and Excel. These tools are used by everyone. But today Microsoft Office provides a huge number of services like Visual Basic for an application scripting language, Office business applications, common spell check, OLE data integration, Softpedia, etc. The office offers numerous versions according to the end-user and computing environment.

The office was developed for Windows PC but today you can use Office on almost every platform. If you want to install Office on your PC then you will require the key. Windows key is a sequence of 25 alphanumeric characters. If you are purchasing the Office from a retail shop then you will get the key inside or on the rear side of the retail box. The key will be imprinted on a bright sticker. But if you have preloaded Microsoft Windows then the key sticker will be on the PC case. You will require this key while installing Office in your device. Without this key, you can’t use Office as this key ensures that you are using a genuine Microsoft Office plan.

Microsoft Office cannot verify the license for this product

This is a very common error faced by many Office users while installing their Office plan. For example, you want to use Word but when you click on Office an error will appear on the screen and you can’t use any Office services. One of the main causes of this error is the compatibility issue. Your Office plan is running on compatibility mode for another OS.

Follow the steps mentioned below to fix Office cannot verify the license for this product error:

  1. Close all the running Office application
  2. Now you have to locate your Office application according to your installation type.

For Click-to-Run installation:

<disk drive>\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\Office1x

<disk drive>\Program Files(x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office1x

 For MSI-Based Installation:

<disk drive>\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office1x

<disk drive>\Program Files(x86)\Microsoft Office\Office1x

  1. Now right-click on Office application and hit the Properties button
  2. Go to the compatibility tab
  3. Disable the run option
  4. Hit the Change setting for all users button
  5. Disable the Run this program in compatibility mode button and hit the OK button

Now restart your computer and try to use your Office suite. If you are still getting the same error then try other solutions.

Repair your Office

The Office can show you key verification errors if the Office files get corrupted. Repairing the Office tool can fix your error. Follow the steps given below for repairing your Office tool:

  1. Go to the start menu and hit the control panel
  2. Now navigate to Programs and then click on Programs and Features
  3. You will get a list of installed programs. Click on Microsoft Office

Now click on the Quick Repair button. Wait for completing the process. If your Quick Repair tool can’t fix your Office then you can also try Online Repair tool. Now, wait for the repairing process. Once complete, restart your PC and now use your Microsoft Office. If you are still getting the same error message on your screen then you should reinstall Microsoft Office on your computer. Again navigate to the Control Panel and click on Programs. Form Program and Features; click on Office and hit the uninstall button. Once you remove Office from the PC; reinstall it with your Office key. Now you can easily use all your Office software and services.

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