How to Fix 0x8007000D error while activating MS Office 2010?

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    March 27th, 2014
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    October 6, 2020
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After installing the MS Office, you have activated it successfully but after sometimes it behaves erratically and you decided to uninstall the MS Office. This is an acceptable practice and in fact, the very first thing that you can try to troubleshoot the software issue. But, in some situations, this can cause another problem to surface. Now how to resolve MS Office activation error 0x8007000d, but before know the solution we will know reasons behind error in the next part.

When you try to activate Office you receive a message as ‘An unspecified error has occurred. Your request cannot be processed at this time. Please try again later. (0x8007000D)‘.

The Reason behind the activation 0x8007000D Error

  • If you trying to activate your copy of Windows or using slsmgr -dlv or slmgr -ato command in cmd (command prompt) will generate the following error: The data is invalid. Error code 8007000d.
  • The System account by default has Full Control permissions to the registry path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root and any subkeys.

If those permissions have been altered for the ‘Root’ key or any subkey(s), we would see the error code 0x8007000D

Sometimes it caused by an operating system error, registry error, windows file missing also. Now we will know the solutions.

Solution for the 0x8007000D Error

Follow the explained solution to resolve Office error while activating MS Office 2010:

Solution 1. Using the Microsoft Fixit

If the Error Code 0x8007000D is because of altered permission for the Root key then this Fixit would definitely fix the issue.

Fix this problem –

Solution 2. Using the Subinacl.msi

Follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download Subinacl from the link Here:

Step 2: Run and install the Subinacl.msi file into the C drive. (When you run the file Should be the default install location).

Step 3: After installing successfully, click on the link below to download the fix file in a BAT format. If the link doesn’t allow you to download the file but show the contents of the file instead, right-click on the link and then click Save Target As / Save Link As to download it Here

Step 4: Go to the folder where you downloaded the batch file. Now right-click on the file and click Run as administrator. Click Yes or Continue to proceed if prompted.

If you are a user of Windows XP then you can run the file normally while logged in as an administrator user.

Step 5: Once done, you shall be notified by the black Command Prompt window that says Press any key to continue. Press any key in your keyboard and the window will close.

Now users are able to activate the error and Device Manager should now display the devices correctly.


After installing MS Office as it gets old then this problem comes often and in the above sections, we have told a suitable solution. Now users are able to resolve MS Office activation error 0x8007000d with the solutions provided by us. We hope they will get rid of easily from this error in the future.

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