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”
- 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
None of this worked.
However, this seems to fix it for me:
- Open command
- cd C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14
- cscript ospp.vbs /act
- reopen any Office. No more errors. Yay
41 replies on “Office 2010: cannot verify the license for this product”
it really helps
Cool. Works for me too.
Worked for me – thank you for posting. Also, since I was using the 32 bit version of Office 2010 I had to go into C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office 14\ to run the script.
You guys rock. DJ, thanks for the add-on. I needed it.
hi guys, i went to “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14” but i cant find “cscript ospp.vbs /act”, which i need to fix the problem, thanks
You need to run it via cmd (start > run > cmd). And it might be in “Program Files (x86)”
I really dont know how to say thank you!!! It is works unbeliveable!
Did not work for me on a Windows 8 system. still get the same error and when you press OK it closes any Office14 program you might be trying to open.
Amazing mate thanks a million
What a legend! I have been dealing with this s**t at work for the longest time when rebuilding workstations from images. Your solution worked for me. Cheers mate.
Thanks so much, this worked PERFECTLY on two systems I just had this occur with. I posted a summary to a Microsoft forum which had a long thread but nowhere, mentioned such a simple fix
I am getting the same error on Microsoft 2013 can any1 help
I am using the Windows 2008 server and I am having issue with office pro plus 2012 as follows.
” Office pro plus 2010 can not verify the license for this product. You should repair the office program by using control panel”
I did the repair as mention above but still same issue.
Your a gem! Keep up the good work & THANKS.
i really don’t understand how to run this. can someone explain step by step… windows 7
Thank you! Wish I’d come across this 3 hours ago! In my case ospp.vbs was in program files (x86) and I had to include the path to cscript (c:\windows\system32). After figuring that out it worked beautifully!
WHAT THE HELL DO I ACTUALLY WRITE INTO THE BLOODY COMMAND PROMPT. FFFFFF
I am getting error as below
ERROR DESCRIPTION: The Activation server determined the specified product key has been blocked.
AWESOME!! Thank you!
Great work, fixed the problem. Thanks for your input!
For me the file was in c:\program files (x86)\Microsoft office\office14\
i dnt get it. what should i do?
– Open command
– cd C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14
– cscript ospp.vbs /act
– reopen any Office app.
Thank you! I’ve been fighting this problem for a month and was ready to wipe out my system.
After opening Office 14.. what should we do with.. cscript ospp.vbs /act this..??
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OfficeSoftwareProtectionPlatform\ospprearm.exe will reset it
Thanks a lot!!!! It helps me
help guy I cant find that cscript ospp.vbs/act
You rock! Thanks so much from Canada.
this worked for me too, thanks for the help!
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excellent fix.. worked right away.. had been looking for 2 hours.. thank you so much for posting this… you DO rock!!!
I heart you.
Thank you..u r the best!
Thank you useful post
Thank you! This helped perfectly. Remember for those to add (x86) if you have the 32bit Office installed there. Official support couldn’t help shit, yet some random post here did.
wow i was scared to run this because who knows whose page this is and what nefarious things they could have in mind…but i was so desperate I gave it a shot. It worked!!! Thank You!!!
Scared to reboot now though…fingers crossed