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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Office 2010 Activation Error

When I tried to activate Office 2010 on one of our laptops today after rebuilding the laptop, I received this error: An unspecified error has occurred.  Your request cannot be processed at this time. Please try again later. (0x80070190).

Found this TechNet blog post that offered some options.  The first workaround worked for me.  This workaround was to activate Office 2010 using OSPP.VBS.  Open an administrative command-prompt and enter

cscript “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\ospp.vbs” /act

Exit the command window and restart Office 2010, it should be activated now.

Manual Update for Symantec Endpoint Protection Virus Definitions

Having many issues with SEP not updating on various machines.  Haven’t figured out the rhyme or reason to it.  Installing the newest version has worked for most, but not all.  Manual update instructions are here.

Go to Symantec site and download applicable update (either 32 or 64 bit).

Watch Your Step

Concussions are BAD.  Stepped on a patch of ice and cracked head.  Minimum two weeks recovery, no screens, not much else. Continued vertigo and other residual symptoms should go away in time.  Watch every step, at all times.  Look actively for ice, even in unexpected places. Do not let head hit pavement.