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Microsoft Office 2010/2013 VL Activation

SometimesĀ it happens, that the online activation of Microsoft Office 2010/2013 (Volume License) fails, i.e. with error code 0x80070190. I don’t know the reason for this, but there is a way to fix it without having to call the phone activation hotline.


  1. Open a command-line prompt with administrative privileges
  2. Navigate to the Office installation directory, it should be one of these:
  3. Install your product key (if not done already):
  4. Activate (a working internet connection is required):

Batch Script

If you need to activate Office on multiple computers you can use a little batch script to make things easier:

If all computers are connected to your network, key installation and activation can also be done remotely:


Check the Technet Documentation for further information:


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