Office 2013 Activation error of death solved!

O365 Office 2013 Activation error code 0x8004FC12

This is something that has been annoying me for a while.  It only happens on my home computer and will not go away.  I’ve tried reinstalling setting up new profiles, un-associating my personal O365 account, repairing Office.  I even gave up and started using Office 2010.

The problem doesn’t occur on any of my other Windows 10 machines, yet a search on the Internet shows I’m not alone.  All the forums show frustrated people trying everything, only to end up being told to reinstall a clean copy of Windows 10 (uhh…no).

Luckily, on a tangent day, I decided to check up on the error messages.  To my surprise, I found a promising Microsoft article:

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