SOLVED: Error 0x80072EFE Cannot activate Windows or Office

If you can not activate your Microsoft Office, try disabling your AntiVirus.

In my case I received 0x80072EFE when trying to activate Office 2013 using an MAK (Multiple Activation Key) and I had to disable Kaspersky 8 End Point Security with patches A, B, C, D and PF80).

We have a call into Kaspersky and I will update this with there response in the coming days.


FYI, I got the idea to dump Kaspersky from


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    maschmo November 22, 2018 at 4:45 am

    same with Trend Micro Worry Free.

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