Sunday, March 20, 2011

How To Activate Microsoft Office 2010- Legal way

Microsoft Office 2010 Logo

Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010:

Microsoft Office 2010 is a productivity suite for Microsoft Windows, and the successor to Microsoft Office 2007. Office 2010 includes extended file format support, user interface updates, and a refined user experience. With the introduction of Office 2010, a 64-bit version of Office is available.

On April 15, 2010, Office 2010 was released to manufacturing (RTM), with those Volume Licensing customers who have Software Assurance being able to download the software from April 27, 2010. The suite became available for retail as well as online purchase on June 15, 2010.

New features also include a built-in screen capture tool, a background removal tool, a protected document mode, new SmartArt templates and author permissions. The 2007 "Office Button" was replaced with a menu button that leads to a full-window file

Features of Office 2010 include:

• Ribbon interface and Backstage View across all applications
• Background Removal Tool
• Letter Styling
• The Word 2007 Equation editor is common to all applications, replacing MS Equation 3.0
• New SmartArt templates
• New text and image editing effects
• Screen Capturing and Clipping tools
• Live collaboration functions
• Jumplists in Windows 7
• New animations in PowerPoint 2010

A new feature in Microsoft Office 2010 is the Social Connector. This allows users to write emails while keeping track of their family, friends, and colleagues by viewing status updates and past communication history with the individual. When users view their emails a name, picture, and title is available for the person they are contacting. Upcoming appointments can also be viewed with this new feature and users can request friends.

Office Web Apps

Microsoft now offers a free web-based version of its Office productivity suite, known as Office Web Apps that started shortly before Office 2010 was released to retail stores. Office Web Apps include online versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. The web apps allow sharing and collaboration of documents and files and also feature user interfaces similar to their desktop counterparts. Office Web Apps were released to Windows Live Skydrive and SharePoint Workspace on June 2010. You may use the free web-based version of Office to create documents, and can download Office Viewers to view the documents on your system. 

Brief Table about Different flavor of Office suite 2010:

Table details about all product of Microsoft office 2010

To activate your product of office suite follow these steps:

This article is being written for Microsoft office Professional Plus 2010 but activation process is same for all editions.

Step 1: Download Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 ISO from Microsoft Website. 

Office 2010 ISO file

Step 2: Double Click On this ISO file and Windows Disc Image Burner will start for Burn process. Insert One Blank CD and write on it.
Windows Disc Image Burner

Step 3: Insert newly created CD on your DVD writer and it will automatically starts its installation journey.

Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 Install ion process starts

Step 4: After completion of your office professional plus install process then you have two options either you can go to office online and get important update or close this window. It is better to close this window now. 

Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 Install ion process complete

Step 5: Install process is now over and go to your start menu and select one program to open; in my case I opened Microsoft office word 2010.

All product install in my computer

Step 6: When you will first time start any of Microsoft product they will ask your permission for update process. Here you have three options

1.Use Recommended Settings 
2.Install Updates Only 
3.Don’t make changes

Choose your appropriate option which you are thinking to best fit your computing experiences. In my case I always recommended do not use auto update process because it generally slows down your computer. It is best to manual update. 

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Select your update process

Step 7: Now start your activation journey. Here office 2010 asking you activates this product now. Without active office 2010 you can use this up to 30 days which is free trial and all functions you can use in this period of time. After this also you can use office 2010 but some of its features will not work, as we already saw it in windows 7. Ok now come to the point, Microsoft using 25 characters to activate their product.  It is true for all Microsoft products. You can find your product key in your mail box or if you purchase it for retail shop then it is on your back cover; something like below picture. 

Product key of Microsoft office 2010

Step 8: In this step your job is only to enter 25 golden characters which should accepted by Microsoft office suite 2010.

Enter a valid 25-golen character which will accept by office 2010

Step 9: After enter a valid product key then press continue button. 

After enter your key click the continue button

Step 10: UAC (User Account Control) asking to you do you want to run this application then press the button yes. 
Click yes i want to install it

 Step 11: Now press Install button.
Click the install now button

Step 12: Wait for configuration process to end up.

Configuration process starts


Step 13: After finish this process restart your any office application in my case I started word 2010. Here Microsoft will ask you how to activate your office 2010.

You have two options.

•I want to activate the software over the Internet. (Recommended)
•I want to activate the software by telephone.

I want to activate my product by telephone

Step 14: For this tutorial I am choosing telephone method. You can choose internet method which is recommended also from Microsoft. Choose your country details then they will provide some telephone numbers to you. 

Call them and provide your Installation Id

Step 15: Call them. In this step they will ask your installation ID which is of 54 characters (9 Blocks each contains 6 characters). After you successfully enter your installation ID they will provide you confirmation ID which is of 40 characters (8 Blocks each contains 6 characters). 

After got your Confirmation Id enter it perfectly

 Step 16: After enter your confirmation ID then press Next button. Now your office is activated and you can enjoy it for ever. 
Your office 2010 is now active

Thanks for reading this article. Gives your comment how you are using and enjoying your office 2010. Have a good day- Sunil Kumar Pradhan.


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