During the setup of some PCs recently I found the error that Office 2013 would not activate. While I did some Google searches and a lot of forums often said the solution was to reinstall the software, which is a lot of effort, especially if you have the error on multiple computers.
This is the error I received:
For this particular instance, I found that I had to open an Office app (whether it was Word or Excel etc.) as Administrator. Meaning, right-clicking the icon and selecting Run as Administrator.
Once it was running as Administrator, I was able to get it activiated.
Not sure what was different able that installation but that’s what I had to do to get it activated.