Activation error 0xC004C032


  • i have spent like eight hours trying to activate my office small and business 2010 having spoken to a number of people who have transferred the buck to the next person.

    I bought the physical cd 2007 version first, with a sticker on the package promoting a free update to the the 2010 version when it is released.

    I had a nightmare going through Digital river to activate this upgrade at the time in 2010.

    Now i have reformatted my computer, contacted Microsoft who told me to contact Digital river, who have a voice message to contact Microsoft.

    Now we do have a the Trade Practices act which have laws protected consumers against companies who do not fulfill their undertakings.

    All I want is to activate this product so i can get on with my life.

    What is bizarre is I have a my microsoft account which has a record of my microsoft purchases, and there is a download link to reinstall the software, when I do this, this is when the above error code occurs.

    I advised the microsoft staff member of this, and he said he will send me a link to download the office image file, which I did, and the product key, associated with this product has not changed the installation from a trial version. Now the email I received said this is an automated email please do not reply.


    Wednesday, February 08, 2012 12:02 PM


All replies

  • hi,

    i guess this relates to the "activation server reported that new time based activation is not available"
    first make sure that the time and date on your computer is correctly set. then

    follow the article,

    also give a try with proceeding a complete uninstall of your office trial described in

    hope this helps


    Wednesday, February 08, 2012 4:38 PM
  • Hi,

    Click Start, type cmd in search box, right click on the command prompt window and select ‘Run as administrator’

    In the command box type the following:

    Cscript "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office14\ospp.vbs" /inpkey:<product key>

    Note: Include the dashes in the product key

    Open any Office 2010 application and try activating to check if it helps.

    Error 0XC004C032 when MS Office 2010 downloaded

    • Proposed as answer by paulqandrew Monday, February 20, 2012 6:46 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by paulqandrew Monday, February 20, 2012 6:50 PM
    • Proposed as answer by paulqandrew Monday, February 20, 2012 6:50 PM
    • Edited by paulqandrew Monday, February 20, 2012 6:50 PM
    Monday, February 20, 2012 6:46 PM
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    Tuesday, August 06, 2013 11:56 AM