Reactivate Microsoft Office After Windows Updates

Issue: After upgrading to Windows 10 or installing Windows Updates, Microsoft Office will sometimes deactivate and force you to re-activate in order to retain functionality.

Resolution: Copy the Office activation folder from the windows.old folder to the active Windows licensing store and reboot.


Close all Microsoft Office products.

Locate and copy C:\Windows.old\WINDOWS\System32\spp\store.

Paste the above folder to C:\Windows\System32\spp\store, overwriting the existing folder.

Restart your computer, after which Office should be reactivated.