Microsoft Office Professional 365 fails to activate

Microsoft Office Professional 365 fails to activate

One of my computers has just installed the latest “Windows Feature Update version 1083”. Upon reboot, every time I tried to use one of the Office 365 applications, the activation wizard popped up – why I don’t know. Clicking on next bought up an error – “We couldn’t contact the server. Please try again in a few minutes.” So I tried again, and again, and again…

MS Office 365 Professional activation fails

Failed every time.

One suggestion I found was to run Outlook as administrator (right click and select “Run as administrator”). No good. The I found a page that suggested turning off Windows Firewall helped. I don’t run that, but I do have Kaspersky installed. Temporarily disabling it allowed the activation to succeed.

If you’re getting this problem, try turning off your firewall software – but don’t forget to turn it back on again!

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Microsoft Office Professional 365 fails to activate
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Microsoft Office Professional 365 fails to activate
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Office 365 activation displays "We couldn't contact the server. Please try again in a few minutes." Here's one simple solution
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