Product Activation in Microsoft Money Plus 2008
Microsoft Money 2008 is the first US version of Money that Microsoft have asked for activation
of the product. Activation is similar to other Microsoft products.
Each activation key allows you to
activate Money on 2 devices - this really means using it on a desktop and optionally a laptop. However, once the
two activations are used, then you can't activate it with the same key again - this is similar to other programs
such as Microsoft Office.
Activation keys are 27 alphanumeric digits long in the
format XX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX. If you have downloaded the software, then one should be provided with
the receipt (email confirmation) from Digital River. If you have a boxed copy, then the activation key will be
in the box on the CD case. For OEM installations, the OEM should provide the code in the documentation which
comes with your machine. If you cannot enter all of the digits, see
If you change the hardware in your PC, then this shouldn't affect the activated product. However,
if you change a large amount (typically this could be the motherboard). Changing a large amount of hardware
will make your system look like a new PC to the activation process and you'll be asked to activate again.
If you have activated twice, and changed your hardware, the third activation will fail and you
will need to contact Microsoft or Digital River (depending on where you obtained the software) to enable the
You a required to activate the product within 60 days of first use, and will be
prompted for this with a message similar to that below:
This message will appear each time you run Money until you activate it. There is no option to hide it.
When you reach 15 days before the required activation date, the above message will change
and also start providing the actual number of days you have left:
In addition, the program will provide a reminder on closing:
What happens if I do not activate? - see Article 519
You can determine how many days you have left before you need to activate by clicking on the
Help->About option within Money Plus itself. On the displayed page will be the expiration date.
Keywords: Activation, Digital River, Plus, Usage, 2008