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3.31.2022

Fix This Action Is Only Valid For Products That Are Currently Installed


Fix This Action Is Only Valid For Products That Are Currently Installed
Some Microsoft Office users are experiencing an error which prevents them from opening office productivity tools. That is the,

'' This action is only valid for products that are currently installed ''

So unless the issue is fixed, they cannot open office applications like Excel, Word and PowerPoint. This especially happens when you try to install a fresh copy following the trial version. 

Almost all of the office versions are affected by this error ( From office 2007 - 2019). However, in most cases the reason remains the same. Do not be panicked if you are also troubled by this error. In order to fix this error there are few troubleshooting methods.

In this article, I will be demonstrating about Fixing This Action Is Only Valid For Products That Are Currently Installed. From this article, you will know how to overcome this error. 

Let's get started,


1. Uninstall Trial Version


When you try to install an office version on top of a trial version. it causes some complications. No two versions can be installed on the same PC. So each time when a user launches the installation, this error message is presented. In this scenario, you need to uninstall the already installed trial version.

To uninstall office trial version,
  1. Go to Start Menu
  2. Type '' control panel ''
  3. Select Programs
  4. Choose Programs and Features
  5. Find Microsoft office trial version and right click on it
  6. Choose Uninstall
  7. Follow the onscreen instructions

2. Reinstall Microsoft Office


Once you have uninstalled the trial version completely, the next step would be to reinstall the licensed version again. Fresh Microsoft versions should work properly if there is no leftovers from the trial version. However, be aware that still there can be leftovers like junk files and registry entries that can interfere the installation process. Hence, make sure to remove them too. 

Then proceed with the installation (Either from installation disk or other media). This should manage to resolve This action is only valid for products that Are currently installed error.


3. Repair Microsoft Office


In case if the two methods did not work, you need to consider repairing Microsoft office installation. Repairing is mainly needed if the existing problem result in corruption of files. This should fix the problem instantly.

To repair Microsoft office,
  1. Go to Start Menu
  2. Type '' control panel ''
  3. Select Programs
  4. Choose Programs and Features
  5. Find Microsoft office
  6. Press Change button
  7. Follow the onscreen instructions

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