In one of our previous articles, we showed you a first method to correct the notification message that says “Your license is not genuine and you could be a victim of software infringement”.
If you haven’t already, click on the link below and use this method first.
[Method 1 – How to Fix Your License isn’t Genuine Notification on Office Apps?]
In case the first method is not suitable for you, follow the second method below.
Remove the notification that you may be the victim of a software infringement notification
In this process, an old desktop license will be removed and a new license will be installed using the online activation process.
Step 1. Navigate the path below to your system C drive and copy the path to the address bar
C: Program Files Microsoft Office Office16
To note: If you can’t find the Microsoft Office folder in the program files, this solution won’t work for you either.
2nd step. Open Command prompt as administrator
[Read: How to Open Command Prompt as Admin?]
Step 3. Once the Command Prompt appears on your screen, follow the command below in order:
- Type CD and dough copied command from step 1 and press Enter from your keyboard.
cd C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice16
- In the following line type, CSCRIPT OSPP.VBS / DSTATUS and hit Enter to start the command.
This command will provide Office licensing information. Rating down given last five characters of the product key
- At the following line in the type of command prompt, CSCRIPT OSPP.VBS / UNPKEY: XXXXX
[replace XXXXX with your five characters product key] and press the keyboard Enter button
The above command in point 3 will uninstall your desktop product key (you will see the message same as the screenshot)
Now type, Go out and hit Enter. This will close the Windows command prompt.
Step 4. Download the online Office activation file with the button below and extract it once downloaded.
Step 5. Open the extracted folder and right click on the file Activate and select Execute as administrator
To note: Your computer must be connected to the Internet during this step.
Step 6: The above step will initiate the online activation process and in a few seconds it will complete and you will see the message “Product activation successful“.
That’s all you have to do !! You will no longer receive the notification on your Office app.