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How do I fix error code 0x8007232b for Microsoft Office 2010?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

When trying to install or activate Microsoft Office 2010, you may receive error code 0x8007232B. This indicates that the product key you are using is invalid. There are a few reasons why this may happen:

-The product key you are using has already been used.

-The product key you are using is for a different version of Office.

-There is a typo in the product key.

If you receive this error, you will need to obtain a new product key from Microsoft in order to install or activate Office 2010.

1. Restart your computer and then try again

  1. Click on System and Security.
  2. Click on Restart.
  3. Click on Troubleshoot.
  4. Click on Advanced Options.
  5. Click on Startup Settings.
  6. Click on Restart.
  7. Click on OK.
  8. When the PC restarts, try to open Office 2010.

2. Check if you have a valid product key

  1. Open the Office 2010 application.
  2. Click the File tab.
  3. Click Account.
  4. Click Activate.
  5. Type in your product key.
  6. Click Activate.
  7. If the activation is successful, you will see a message that reads, "The product key you entered is valid." If the activation is unsuccessful, you will see an error message that reads, "The product key you entered is not valid."

3. Uninstall and reinstall Office 2010

  1. Launch your Office 2010 installation media.
  2. Click on the "Uninstall Office 2010" link in the Start menu.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall Office 2010.
  4. After uninstalling Office 2010, reinstall it using the same installation media.
  5. If you get error code 0x8007232b during installation, try the following fixes: a. Clear your Office 2010 installation data folder. b. Try installing Office 2010 on a different computer. c. Try using a different version of the Microsoft Office installation files.

Still not working? maybe try one of these options:

  1. Run the Office 2010 Activation and Registration Troubleshooter.
  2. Use the Office 2010 Repair Tool.
  3. Contact Microsoft support.