You can easily activate Office 2010 by using MS Office 2010 product keys from the list below. However, we recommend that you use a genuine MS Office 2010 product key if you use Office as a part of an organization or company.
Sometimes, you may find it difficult to find a working Microsoft Office 2010 product key for free. The good news is that we have some MS Office 2010 product keys that can help you activate MS Office.
Read on to learn how to properly use a product key.
Why do you need an MS Office 2010 product key? What is it for?
If you’re going to use Microsoft Office or any other licensed product, you need a valid product key. Microsoft uses a special serial key to ensure that the product is used according to license terms. Without a serial key, you can’t use a licensed product (unless you have a free trial version).
Although you don’t need to purchase Office to use it, you do need a valid Office 2010 product key to use this product. The good news is that you can easily find a free product key, and most of the time, it will work.
How to activate MS Office using a free Microsoft Office 2010 product key
When you input your Microsoft Word 2010 product key, the wizard gives you two options to activate the product:
1. Activate by using the Internet
2. Activate by using the telephone
Let’s take a look at both of these methods separately.
Activate the product by using the Internet
After choosing the option to activate by using the Internet, the activation wizard will automatically connect to the Microsoft license service.
It will verify your MS Office 2010 product key. If it’s a valid key, your product will activate. If you use the wrong key, or the key has already been used, you’ll get an error.
The wizard will ask you to re-enter the key. Here’s a summary of this method:
1. Connect your computer to the Internet
2. Input the product key
3. Wait for the wizard to verify validity of the Microsoft Office 2010 product key
If for some reason this activation method doesn’t work for you, there’s another method you can try. Scroll down to learn how to activate your copy of Office 2010 using a telephone.
Activate the product by using a telephone
To activate the product using a telephone, simply follow the steps below.
1. Locate the phone number printed on your product
2. This phone number will connect you to Microsoft Support in your country or region
3. Ask Support for a confirmation ID
4. Power on your computer and run the MS Office installation wizard
5. When it asks for your product key, choose “Activate by telephone”
6. If you haven’t called Microsoft Support and received your activation ID, note the telephone number on the screen and make the call now
7. Enter the confirmation ID on the screen and hit the Enter key
8. Now Microsoft will verify the Office 2010 product key confirmation ID and activate your product
What to do if you can’t find your MS Office 2010 product key
When you purchased your copy of Office, a serial key came with it. Here are your options to purchase this product from Microsoft.
1. Online in a downloadable version
2. Offline in a DVD format
If you have purchased the product in a downloadable version, your product key should be in your email inbox. Search for an email from Microsoft acknowledging your purchase of a Microsoft product. That email should contain your unique serial key.
If you bought the DVD format, the MS Office 2010 product key should be inside your DVD box. Open the box and you’ll find the key written on a card. If you can’t find it there, it may be pasted onto your DVD cover.
Your MS Office 2010 product key should be in the following format:
Product Key: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
In case you still can’t find your Microsoft Office 2010 product key, don’t worry. We’ve included plenty of free, genuine activation keys in this article that you can use to activate your product. Since we regularly update our activation key database, you’ll always find 100% working keys here.
What happens if you don’t activate your product?
You need to provide an MS Office 2010 product key during the installation process. If you don’t have a key, or you input an invalid key, the installation will fail.
If you’ve installed MS Office as a trial, you’ll be asked to input your serial key after the trial period expires. If you don’t enter the key, the product becomes inactive. You won’t be able to use it without entering your product key.
So that means you need a product key at the time of installation or after the trial expires.
If you don’t have a serial key for MS Office, you can get one below. We have updated serial keys for all versions of MS Office. You can copy an MS Office 2010 product key and finish installation of Office 2010 on your computer.
FREE MS Office Activation Keys – Updated and 100% Working Product Keys
If you’re reading this page, I’m sure you don’t want to have to pay to activate MS Office. The activation methods above require you to provide a genuine MS Office 2010 product key. But you can always use the FREE activation keys found below and use the product at no cost.
Here are your options:
1. Buy MS Office and use the original serial key that comes with it
2. Download Office from the Microsoft website and use a FREE key found below
These keys are 100% working. We update the list regularly.
MS Office 2010 Product Key/Activation Key 32-Bit
These keys are valid only for 32-bit MS Office 2010. If you have a 64-bit version, scroll down to find the relevant keys.
MS Office 2010 Product Key/Activation Key 64-Bit
If you have a 64-bit version of MS Office, the 32-bit keys above will not work for you. You’ll need to use a key specifically for 64-bit Office. Don’t worry. We have some keys for you below. Just copy any of these and activate your 64-bit product.
I hope one of these MS Office 2010 product keys works for you. If none of them do, simply come back later for an updated list of free Microsoft Office product keys.
How to tell if you have a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Office 2010
I know some of you might be unsure about the version of MS Office you have. If you downloaded it from Microsoft’s website, you selected the version at the time of the download.
If you don’t remember, no problem! We’ll help you figure out which version of Office you have so that you can use the proper Office 2010 product key from above.
Follow the easy steps below to determine the version of your Office suite.
1. Open the folder on your computer where you have the installable MS Office file (with .exe extension)
2. Right-click on this file and select Properties
3. Once you have the Properties window open, click on the Details tab
Here you should be able to see information about license, production name, and product version. Note whether your product is 32-bit or 64-bit and use a key accordingly from the list above.
[Updated] List of MS Office Product Keys
For some users, the above keys won’t work. For that reason, we have even more activation keys below. I hope you’ll now find a working Microsoft Office 2010 product key for free.