Recently, we were asked by a user on how to activate Office 2010 on their PC. Office 2010 activation is a simple process and you can get it done automatically when you enter your Office 2010 product key, however, if you missed out on that, you can also activate Office 2010 separately.
Users can activate their Office 2010 installation using various methods as per their convenience. The most easiest way is to Activate Office 2010 over the Internet. Using the internet method is basically very fast and almost immediate.
Microsoft help states that:
The Activation Wizard automatically contacts the Microsoft licensing servers through your Internet connection. If you are using a valid Product Key that has not already been used for the allowed number of installations, your product is activated immediately
When you activate through the Internet, your product ID (derived from the installation Product Key) is sent to Microsoft. A response (the confirmation ID) is sent back to your computer to activate your product. If you choose to activate your product through the Internet and you are not already connected, the wizard alerts you that there is no connection.
You can also activate Microsoft Office using telephone. In this case you will have to go through a series of steps on the phone and follow them to activate your product.
You can telephone an Activation Center and activate your product with the help of a customer service representative.
However, the numbers you have to call will be given to you by the Activate by telephone wizard on your computer because there are several service centers across the world and you will be shown a local number which can be used to activate your product.
You will find some valuable information on activating your Office 2010 product over the phone at this link.