• Hi there and welcome to PC Help Forum (PCHF), a more effective way to get the Tech Support you need!
    We have Experts in all areas of Tech, including Malware Removal, Crash Fixing and BSOD's , Microsoft Windows, Computer DIY and PC Hardware, Networking, Gaming, Tablets and iPads, General and Specific Software Support and so much more.

    Why not Click Here To Sign Up and start enjoying great FREE Tech Support.

    This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Pending OP Response Perfectly Legal copy of Microsoft 2016 about to be deactivated WHY?

caskin

PCHF Member
PCHF Member
PCHF Donator
May 31, 2017
102
18
78
#1
I have on my Pc Microsoft Office 2016,I also have the disc.I have been using it for 2 years. Recently due to bad crashes/seizing etc I was forced to do a totally clean reinstall. Now Microsoft are sending me messages to inform my copy of office will close in 4 days. After all these years I have no idea of activation code, apparently there is some way of finding it, but I'm not too well and anyway I have the disc(also reinstalled after factory reset) so why the bother.is there anything I can do to prevent the system doing me a great wrong?
 

Rustys

Escaped Mental Patient
Administrator
Support Team
Jul 22, 2016
1,670
580
127.0.0.1
pchelpforum.net
#2
DO NOT use any link or email or contact number that info provides.

Call Microsoft and validate the information with them.

There are so many scare crap like this out there it may be a fake to have you access a false site to steal information and money from you.
 
Likes: jmarket

caskin

PCHF Member
PCHF Member
PCHF Donator
May 31, 2017
102
18
78
#3
DO NOT use any link or email or contact number that info provides.

Call Microsoft and validate the information with them.

There are so many scare crap like this out there it may be a fake to have you access a false site to steal information and money from you.
I tried my best to contact Microsoft I even have a account with them, but just couldn't get any sense out of them...if it isn't a scam it ends in two days Just do not get it!!
 
Last edited by a moderator:

caskin

PCHF Member
PCHF Member
PCHF Donator
May 31, 2017
102
18
78
#5
Since you did a clean install you did input the product key to activate Office 2016 and you are not running it as a trial version?
That's the problem where is my activation key,? I can find my copy of 2000 plus 2010 .
2016 I loaded at the time with activation key on label (now long gone!!) But surely MS should be able to recognise a genuine copy??
After the reinstall I had to prove my copy of Win 7 and was sent a code system which I followed and they then accepted my win 7 which I have been using since about 2008.
Why cant they do the same with MS office?
 

caskin

PCHF Member
PCHF Member
PCHF Donator
May 31, 2017
102
18
78
#7
It might but it gives you so many routes to take as opposed to a simple phone call or account checklist all aimed at getting you to buy 365!!!

As I explained to the laptop forum I'm in the middle of serious heart ops going wrong the last on 31st deck!!imp now booked in for a full general and another go at same op,so thoughts not exactly channelled to deal with this, so it looks like I shall use my office only due to d=fatory recovery!!

Now they are sending me error message 0x4004F00c which is a first!
 

Rustys

Escaped Mental Patient
Administrator
Support Team
Jul 22, 2016
1,670
580
127.0.0.1
pchelpforum.net
#8
As I explained to the laptop forum I'm in the middle of serious heart ops going wrong the last on 31st deck!!imp now booked in for a full general and another go at same op,so thoughts not exactly channelled to deal with this, so it looks like I shall use my office only due to d=fatory recovery!!
Then when you get ready to deal with it we will be here to assist you.

Now they are sending me error message 0x4004F00c which is a first!
If you are getting that in MS Office then that is due to the fact it is not activated until you get it straightened out with Microsoft.