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Errors Software Windows

Office 2010: cannot verify the license for this product

Due to continuous Access errors, I decided to reinstall Office Professional 2010 (64 bit).

As I couldn’t find the original CD key I installed it with, I used another one from another installation. So far so good, installation went fine, etc.

Once I started any Office app, it popped up this error: “Microsoft Office professional plus 2010 cannot verify the license. blablabla useless crap check control panel”

I’ve tried:

  • Reenter CD key (via setup)
  • Repair Office
  • Install every single item I could select during the install
  • Remove office + reinstall office
  • Removed CD key with this
  • Reboot over a zillion times
  • Cursed

None of this worked.

However, this seems to fix it for me:

  1. Open command
  2. cd C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14
  3. cscript ospp.vbs /act
  4. reopen any Office. No more errors. Yay

 

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Software Windows

Windows 8

I lolled.

 

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Errors Hardware Software Windows

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Errors Software Windows

There is not enough memory or disk space to run the grammar checker

Word (or Office in general) refusing to get proofing tools to work (spelling checker doesn’t work, spawns these odd errors, won’t find any spelling mistakes, etc).

Lots of Googling and running Microsoft “fixit” applications didn’t do much.

 

Simple fix: run setup of the proofing tools again, and select repair, reboot, and all should be good.

 

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Errors Misc Windows

Malformed or invalid time zone in working hours XML in mailbox

This error might be caused by changing this setting.

When having this error in OWA, ECP or Outlook:

You can fix this by setting the correct time zone in Outlook (you cannot change it through ECP — you need Outlook):

File > Options > Calendar > Time Zone section

Label: YourCity (e.g. Brussels) Time Zone: YourTimeZone (e.g. UTC+1 Brussels).

Be sure to pick the correct time zone and fill in a label.