There’s a Problem with Your Office License
“Your License isn’t Genuine and you May be a Victim of Software Counterfeiting” or “there’s a problem with your office license”.
Are you stuck on this notification message?
We totally understand that you might get frustrated with one of the above notifications which keeps coming on your Microsoft office apps such as on Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, etc.
Although, we have already provided two different methods to fix or resolve this issue, but infine, it works for many users and not for the few.
Hereby, in a solution, we come up with method 3 to fix the issue of there’s problem with your office license or your license is not genuine notification.
How to Fix There’s a Problem with Your Office License?
Note: We highly recommend you to initially try Method 1 and if that does not work for you then, go to Method 2 and finally if that also not worked for you, follow below steps.
Step 1. Open Windows Command Prompt with Admin rights.
Step 2. Type or copy/paste below command on cmd prompt and hit keyboard Enter button
cd "\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ClickToRun"
Step 3. Copy/paste another command and again hit Enter from your keyboard
OfficeC2rclient.exe /update user updatetoversion=16.0.13801.20266
Step 4. The above commands will initiate the product update process and it may downgrade or upgrade your installed Microsoft office version
Note: Download and update process will depend on the internet speed. In our case, it took around 5-7 minutes. Duration may vary in your case.
Step 5. Once the update processed successfully, you will get Updates were installed prompt similarly below image:
In addition, we need to disable Microsoft Office application updates as well.
How to Disable Microsoft Office Updates?
This is a very important and mandate task after you are done with the above process. We need to disable Office updates.
Follow both procedures given below:
Disable Office Updates from any of the Microsoft Application
- Open any MS Office app such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook, etc.
- Navigate to File Menu and select Account from the given list
- Now under Product Information, you will see Office Update Options
- Click on it and select Disable Updates
Disable Office Updates from Windows Settings App
- Press Win + I to launch Windows Settings App (Windows 10)
- Click Advanced Options in Windows Update Page
- Turn off toggle button of Receive updates for other Microsoft products when you update Windows
As a result, the notification that you are getting to your office application will be gone.
At this point, certainly, the issue of your license isn’t genuine and you may be a victim of software counterfeiting” or “there’s a problem with your office license” will be resolved.Fix Issue - There’s a Problem with Your Office License Click To Tweet