I upgraded my system from Win7 to Win10 (6 weeks ago) without any troubles.
On Win7 I had installed Office2013 with a volume license (key integrated in installer file), provided by my university. This install was activated okay and worked for years without problems.
By now however, whenever I start an office-application I get a warning that I have (by now) two more days to activate.
The text says "This copy of ms office is not activated // You have two more days to activate. Make sure you are connected to your company network, to activate the automatic activation. Your sys-admin can assist you with this. // CHANGE PRODUCT KEY // DISMISS // ERRORCODE 0x.."
When looking through Microsoft's pages, I found the following:
The Office 2013 client does not activate when it is connected to the network through an authenticated proxy
You have to be connected to the Internet to use MAK activation. However, if your Internet connection requires authentication, MAK activation won’t work and you’ll have to activate over the telephone. For more information about this issue, see Knowledge Base article 921471: Activation fails when you try to activate Windows over the Internet.
This is applicable in my case as I am connected to the web through a authentication-based proxy.
This is still a problem in some ways:
- Why does it demand another activation now, an unspecific number of days after the upgrade
- How am I supposed to activate it via phone, when I don't have a key (as said: it was integrated)