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I have a problem with office professional plus 2016. They get the activation key with a MAK key and it works fine.

I've been installing them on many computers and my problem is on computers with windows 10 with a preinstalled office version.

First I have uninstalled it, using the tool of Microsoft since the uninstallation is not present in the add/remove software of the control panel.

Then after restarting the computer, I install it and if I look in "account", I see this
Then, the next day, I get this
and this
So I try to re-enter the key, but activation fails. If I uninstall everything, and re-install it, it works for one day and the the problem occurs again.

I've notice that the limitation date changes every day, and even though its says that most features will be disables, it stays fully functional.

Thank you for your help.
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This on a Windows7 machine with Outlook 2013 32-bit installed.

The .MSG file opens up fine when double-clicked upon but we need to preview working when browsing folders with Windows Explorer.

I have seen several posts regarding 64-bit Outlook not supporting the preview pane,  but this is 32-bit. It should work.

Check the preview handlers in the Registry, and confirmed that Google Desktop is not installed (from other related posts).

Does anyone have other ideas?

I am about to deploy a Microsoft KMS server and I was wondering if it is best practice to have this on its own server or can it just run off any existing server in my environment ?

Hi all I been have and issue with MS Outlook 2010,  continually prompts for your password when you trying to archive emails

Please I need you help in the attached file  as you can see I have duplicate values in column E and sometimes I have to insert the word “ on hold point” in the column AC.

Example for that I need for Doc. Number P380-CC-A-14114:
A-      when I insert the word “ on hold point” in column AC all the relevant numbers in column “E”  highlighted ( font changed to Blue color).
B-      When I insert new row for example at end of the table with same document number , the font will change to Blue color since this document number has the word “ on hold point” in the column AC.
C-      when I removed the word  “ on hold point” from column AC then the font color will changed to normal “ black color”

the goal is to highlighted all document number mentioned in the column “E” as long as the word “ on hold point” exist in the column AC (wherever it is)
the original file contain large data base so maybe VBA code will be better.
please see the attached file for better clarifications

thanks in advance for your help
One of our clients is running an application under APP-V. Their app invokes our ActiveX Client which is essentially a container for an IE browser control; the webpage that occupies it carries a link that executes "window.open" (jQuery). Users are reporting 'Class not registered' errors.

I've seen a plethora of 'solutions', e.g. re-registering DLLs, running SFC, checking APP-V setting Allow All COM objects to interact with the local system, but no luck yet. This is on Win7 and Win 10 machines. Alas, I have limited knowledge of APP-V.

This error does not occur outside of APP-V.
What is the best way for me to copy and provide to another employee a full email folder that they can actively use? Is it a PST? Or, is there a better way? I have quite a bit of info on email that I need to share with others for their active ongoing use before I leave the organization in a week.
Search Values in Excel worksheet

I have 2 Excel worksheets, they are the same. I mean same column names

on Worksheet 2 I would like to compare each row based on Column A with all rows of worksheet 1 and see if it exists

worksheet1 has a column A

Column A


on Worksheet column A

I want the code to grab the first data of column A in worksheet 2 and look it up on Worksheet 1 Column A if it finds it it will write for instance on column P of worksheet 2 how many times it found that Data in Column A Worksheet 1

Thank you
Hi guys,

My problem is the same as you have solved, but I use newer software. It was this issue:


I have Windows 10 Pro, MS Office Professional Plus 2013. For open dwg files I have set default association to DraftSight2018 x64 that works correctly for open dwg files from windows explorer. When I try to open hyperlinked dwg files from MS Excel, they are opened with Autodesk DWG TrueView 2017.

Well, I have read solution from mentioned topic, but I don't have such register HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\Internet.

So, should I create the same ...Office\9.0... or should I create ...Office\15.0... according my MS Office 15.0 and Win10 or it will be totally different?

Thank You

Have a nice day

Hi, I'm using openpyxl to format cells in excel from 'General' to other builtin formats. Although the script completes and states the format has been changed, when I try and open the excel file, excel pops with and error box, repair or cancel.

If the report option is selected, then another pop up prompts read only or exit. If I select read only Excel crashes.

Is the below the correct way to set number formats using openpyxl?

runfile('/.../test.py', wdir='/...python/...')
Reloaded modules:


import openpyxl
wb = openpyxl.load_workbook(xlfile)
ws = wb['Sheet1']
ws['B1'].number_format = 'Text'
ws['B2'].number_format = 'Number'
ws['B3'].number_format = 'Accounting'
ws['B4'].number_format = 'Currency'
print (ws.cell(row=1,column=2).number_format)
print (ws.cell(row=2,column=2).number_format)
print (ws.cell(row=3,column=2).number_format)
print (ws.cell(row=4,column=2).number_format)

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I'm trying to get the Word Inking feature to start when opening a document.  I have tried the following code:


This throws an error on Document Open, running it from a macro and running it from the immediate window.

What am I missing?
To use the feature of bulk check in or check out (in the classic SharePoint view) only apply to a user who has "Full Control" permission level?

I would like this feature to be activated for staff who should not have "Full Control" permission levels.

I have found through settings - permissions - permission levels where I would be able to customize a permission level option (see screen shot 1) however I can not tell which option I should select (see screen shot 2).

The example provided is "Full Control", I would edit another level such as Contribute as I do not want to change any of the default settings.

Does anyone know how I can turn this feature on for 'Contribute' level permission or if any of the other default permission levels would grant access to this feature.
I had this question after viewing Adding & Increasing Inventory Quantity Automatically When Entering Stock Number.

Trying to use this code and exel sheet for my inventory take but after i get past A40 it wont add the qty anymore how do i extend the range? or if some could make a new exel sheet thats more basic as I only need item ID and qty for scanning my inventory in.
I was trying to upgrade SCOM 2012 SP1 UR 10 to SCOM 2012 R2 but installation failed with similar error on URL

https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/27817021/SCOM-2012-Installation-failed.html. can you please suggest some solution.

Can you provide advice?
Can we use Microsoft Teams on office 2013 or 2016?
InfoPath 2010 form submission is not saving to sharepoint 2010 site, and end user has no errors upon submission.  The .xml file does not get saved to sharepoint, how do you troubleshoot this?  I figured it was something like incorrect permissions to a site/library for the end user to save their files.  But I check an Identical user permission with someone that is able to submit and view their documents.  The user that does not work has identical permissions.  Its very strange, and there are no reported errors from the user...
I'm trying to configure a SharePoint Online document library so that it includes an Enterprise Keyword column that is required.  The column is added to the library, not to a specific content type, and there are no custom content types defined.  Each time I try to make the column data 'Required' in column settings, the toggle changes back to 'No.'
Creating an SSIS app with VS 2015.  Finally have the pieces connected.  When I run it I receive the below error.

Failed to start project (Microsoft Visual Studio)


Error starting debugging. (Microsoft.DataTransformationServices.VsIntegration)

Program Location:

   at Microsoft.DataTransformationServices.Project.DataTransformationsPackageDebugger.LaunchVsDebugger(IVsDebugger iVsDebugger, DataTransformationsProjectConfigurationOptions options)
   at Microsoft.DataTransformationServices.Project.DataTransformationsPackageDebugger.ValidateAndRunDebugger(Int32 flags, IOutputWindow outputWindow, DataTransformationsProjectConfigurationOptions options)
   at Microsoft.DataTransformationServices.Project.DataTransformationsProjectDebugger.LaunchDtsPackage(Int32 launchOptions, ProjectItem startupProjItem, DataTransformationsProjectConfigurationOptions options)
   at Microsoft.DataTransformationServices.Project.DataTransformationsProjectDebugger.LaunchActivePackage(Int32 launchOptions)
   at Microsoft.DataTransformationServices.Project.DataTransformationsProjectDebugger.LaunchDtsPackage(Int32 launchOptions, DataTransformationsProjectConfigurationOptions options)
   at Microsoft.DataTransformationServices.Project.DataTransformationsProjectDebugger.Launch(Int32 launchOptions, DataTransformationsProjectConfigurationOptions options)


Unable to 

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We are transitioning to Skype for Business from an older product called Spark.  With Spark it is fairly easy for each user to populate their own
groups with contacts that are saved and used to IM thru skype.  How can we populate groups without adding them one user at a time. We have some fairly large
Acronis True Image 2019 just released!
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Create a reliable backup. Make sure you always have dependable copies of your data so you can restore your entire system or individual files.

in my company they want to implement express route since we have office 365 or use a wan balancer.

However according to what I read express route should be used with an optimization tool because express route helps on internet latency but connections are still bound by the inherent limitations of long-distance TCP connections and that Global SD-WANs are better candidates for cloud’s .

can someone help me clarify
how do i reference the values in sheet 1 from sheet2? i know its a simple formula, i just never learned it!
Employee-Annual-Leave-Calculator-Mo.xlsmi would like to add Additional Columns to an existing Worksheet.
Since formulas are attached i cannot add additional columns without offsetting the whole worksheet.

For example at the moment  Where "NAME" column is, i would like "FirstName" "LastName" and "EmployeeID" columns to be added.
Please see the attached Excel Sheet.
Configuration progress while opening excel 2010 every time.

When I open the excel 2010 Professional plus on windows 10 Pro, I am getting Configuration progress screen which takes a while and then open the excel program.
I would need your technical support in isolating this error message.

Best Regards
Jawid Ahmad

I have the following custom XML file, which i am not sure would work or not? So can someone clarify it it would work?

I am applying this via GPO but at the moment i am not 100% about my actual XML file.

The policy is being applied in the user GPO using the computer loopback GPO.

Any help on this would be fantastic!

<LayoutModificationTemplate xmlns:defaultlayout="http://schemas.microsoft.com/Start/2014/FullDefaultLayout"
xmlns:start="http://schemas.microsoft.com/Start/2014/StartLayout" Version="1"
<CustomTaskbarLayoutCollection PinListPlacement="Replace">
        <taskbar:DesktopApp DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\Internet Explorer.lnk"/>
        <taskbar:DesktopApp DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.lnk" />
      <taskbar:DesktopApp DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.lnk" />
      <taskbar:DesktopApp DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Program Files (x86)\Autodesk\Autodesk Design Review\DesignReview.lnk" />
      <taskbar:DesktopApp …

I have a MC55 pocket scanner with Excel Mobile 2010. I have 2 barcode to scan for each product (EAN code and Serial number)

I want to scan into Excel in the following sequence

start of in row  1

Scan EAN code into column A , it tabs automatically to column B and the serial number is scanned.

Then I want it to jump down to next row and column A and keep repeating until all scans completed

so it scans like
Row 1 Column A     Column B
Row 2 Column A     Column B
Row 3 Column A     Column B


Microsoft Applications





Microsoft applications include a variety of software programs, including development and digital authoring programs (Expression and Media Center), educational programs, Internet software, including Essentials, Skype and the Live family, anti-virus, productivity applications and suites like Office, Excel, Word, Outlook, Access and PowerPoint, video games and server applications such as Exchange, SharePoint, IIS and Virtual Server.