Geographically Restricted Microsoft Software

Microsoft offers additional versions of Windows and Office to meet regional requirements. These versions are restricted for sale, activation, and use only in the geographical locations for which they were intended. These restrictions are clearly indicated on the product packaging as shown on this page. Learn how to identify specific anti-counterfeiting features of genuine Microsoft media and packaging.

Geographically restricted software packaging
Having difficulty activating geographically restricted Windows and/or Office online?

Find instructions for offline activation for different versions of Windows and Office in the Microsoft Help and Support Center article (KB 950929). If you don’t see the product you are looking for, select “Click here to view or hide detailed information” in Step 1 of the “More Information” section.

Need more help?

For additional product support, visit Microsoft’s Help and Support Center.
If you think you may have inadvertently obtained counterfeit software, you can also file a counterfeit software report with Microsoft.
If you are a system builder wishing to view distribution territory information, you should first sign in at the Microsoft Operations Portal, and then view the notes pages within your Royalty and Price List.