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Unlicensed Product Microsoft office 2019

The Unlicensed Product Microsoft Office Error is common  in all versions of office like Microsoft 365, Office 2021,Office 2019, Office 2016.  To use the core applications in any edition, you need to activate the proper method for each edition. When you open Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook or PowerPoint , you will see a message that says: “Unlicensed Microsoft Office.” 

unlicensed product and activation error in office 2019

How to Fix Unlicensed Microsoft Office Error?

Home and Business users have different accounts. Similarly, Student and University subscriptions are different. When you were using this version with one type of Account, it will work as long as the service is live.  For instance, if you change your Account from Home to University, there can be a conflict. 

  1. Firstly,  you are provided with an account, when you purchase this version
  2. Secondly, go to any Office application like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  3. Next select File > Account > Product Activation
  4. Enter the login details for your Account and select one of the right licenses
  5. As a result, you will see the Product Activation Status under Product Information
  6. Finally, if it says Product Activated, then your license is good to use

Unlicensed Product – If you don’t have product Key

  1. No product key is required if you are re-installing this version
  2. Just login used to buy the License
  3. If you purchased a license from retailers or an online store, the product key is given
  4. Link this key with your account by going to 
  5. Simultaneously, download the Office product from Microsoft Services and Subscriptions pages

Typical Microsoft Office Unlicensed Product

You can always sign-up for the free versions of Office using a Microsoft account.  When you open Word, Excel, PowerPoint, you are thrown a message that “Most of the features have been disabled”. For example, The Product is unlicensed  Office error something  wrong

Then, suddenly I got told that my Product was unlicensed and I couldn’t edit any of my documents that I could literally just yesterday. I am told the only way to ‘activate’ Office Program again is to sign in (I didn’t use an account to access MS office) or enter a product code (which was not included w/ my laptop as MS office was already pre-installed).


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What are the reasons of this Unlicensed error?

  1. The subscription has expired 
  2. The license Account is not working anymore
  3. Using the wrong License version
  4. The purchased License is pirated
  5. The retailer is not genuine

How does this Unlicensed error appear?

Generally, you either enter a product code or log in to an account to activate Microsoft Office Program. When neither of its workings, then some error might have triggered the “Unlicensed Product” error. 

Common Solutions to Fix Unlicensed Product Office 

  1. Check the current version of Office
  2. If it is all Office versions, check the Build
  3. Make sure you have all the proper updates
  4. Microsoft Office Program is a stand-alone application
  5. Office Professional Plus is for organizations
  6. Conflict of License between Home, Business, University editions 

Office Program Fix – Product Activated

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Issue Unlicensed Product Error Office

When you open a Microsoft 365, Office 2021,Office 2019, Office 2016  application, many features are disabled. In addition, you may experience one of the following symptoms

Product activation required

Product without a license

No subscription found

Conclusion :

Do you still need help? Go to the Microsoft community. When you try, there is to understand more about this, contact support. If you are still not able to resolve this issue we suggest you to chat with our experts. I am sure they will give you the best solutions to resolve this error completely. You can also visit our website for more information.

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