Microsoft Office is the software which is developed by Microsoft and includes many applications like MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Access and MS PowerPoint etc. You can install MS Office via www.office.com/setup. This error occurs basically when you are updating and activating MS Office.
Solution to get rid of Office Activation Error Code 0x80070426:
Solution 1: Verify Responsible Services:
First, you have to open the ‘Start’ tab and then type the ‘services.msc’ in the search field. After this, you have to hit the ‘Enter’ key to open the ‘Windows Services Manager’ option. But if a ‘User Account Control’ or UAC prompt displayed on your computer screen, then press ‘Yes’ tab to go to the ‘Windows Service Manager’ utility window. After this, search the ‘Software Licensing Service’ service entry from the list which is inside the computer screen. Now, right click on ‘Software Licensing Service’ and then you have to choose the ‘Properties’ option. Then, ensure the ‘Startup Type’ is set to ‘Automatic’ mode. After this, press the ‘Start’ tab to start the services and just close all the ‘Services Manager’ window. Now, press the Windows + R keys together to open the ‘Run Utility’ option. In the run utility box just enter ‘cmd’ and press the ‘Enter’ key just to open a command prompt box. In the command prompt box, just type each command one after the other:
net start slsvc
sc qc slsvc
sc query slsvc
sc qprivs slsvc
sc qsidtype slsvc
sc sdshow slsvc
At the end, just check that if the Office Activation error code 0x80070426 solved or not. If the error still there then just follow the next step to resolve the error code 0x80070426.
Solution 2: Manually Run the Office Activation Script:
To run the Office Activation Script, you bhave to go to the ‘Start’ menu, and then type the ‘cmd’ command and just you have to right click the ‘Command Box’ from the search result. After this, choose the ‘Run as Administrator’ tab to open the Command Prompt with the admin privileges. Now, go to the following location in the Command line utility, if you are using the Office 2016:
x86: Go to the C:\Program Files (x86), and then choose ‘Microsoft Office’ and just go to the ‘Office16’.
x64: Go to the C:\Program Files, after this click on ‘Microsoft Office’ and then you have to choose ‘Office16’.
But if you are using an older version of Microsoft Office, then just go to the below-given locations:
x86: Just open C:\Program Files (x86), and go to the ‘Microsoft Office’ and choose ‘OfficeXX.’
x64: Go to the C:\Program Files, and then select the ‘Microsoft Office’ and after this choose ‘OfficeXX.’
Now, you need to enter the following command to run the Activation Script and then hit the ‘Enter’ key:
After you enter the command, it will activate the replica of MS Office.
But if you are still having any kind of problem in solving the error then you can contact to the customer care executive via office.com/setup. They are available for you 24/7 support.