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Error Code 0x800705b4 Activating Software

Hi guys,


After the second to last windows update I now get an error message 0x800705b4 product not activated when I fire up MS Office 2010.


MS says I need to go back to my manufacturer to correct this, I purchased the software already installed so what's the problem?


How do I fix this without paying MS or HP for technical support for something I really shouldn't have to do?



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Re: Error Code 0x800705b4 Activating Software

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I understand you are getting the error 0x800705b4 when you open up MS Office 2010 and are seeking assistance resolving it. I am providing you with a link to a Microsoft Forums Thread titled how do i solve activation error code 0X800705B4 for my ms office 2010, where Microsoft has addressed the issues and posted the steps to take to clear the error.


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Member Since: ‎03-22-2014
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Re: Error Code 0x800705b4 Activating Software

Hi Dunidar,


Thank you, however I did find this and tried it.


It didn't solve the problem.


Can you please resolve the issue.



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Re: Error Code 0x800705b4 Activating Software

Hi there,


The problem still isn't fixed - how do I resolve this?



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Re: Error Code 0x800705b4 Activating Software

Hi JJWondering,


Plz try following methods to resolve the issues which are given below:


Method 1: Set up a KMS server Configure a computer on the network to host the KMS software. Then, publish the Domain Name System (DNS) settings.


To know about How to set up a KMS server and for instructions about how to publish the DNS addresses, visit the following Microsoft post:



Method 2: Use a Multiple Activation Key Change the product key to a Multiple Activation Key (MAK). To do this, plz follow the given steps:

  1. Click on the Start Menu click All Programs, Accessories, and then right-click Command Prompt.
  2. Click Run as administrator.

    If you are prompted for an administrator password, type the password. If you are prompted for confirmation, click Continue.
  3. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

[slmgr -ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx] This command, xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx

signify your MAK product key.


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