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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Office 2007 Trial expired!

To remove the trial activation :

1. Close all Microsoft Office applications.
2. Run Register Editor by clicking on Start -> Run, and then type “regedit” in the Open box and press Enter key.
Navigate to the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Registration
Note that inside the registry key, there should be another subkey that resembles the following:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Registration\{90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE
or
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Registration\{91120000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE
3. If there is more than one registry entries or subkeys that reference Microsoft 12.0 registration, open up each subkey, and then identify the product by the ProductName value data until you locate the subkey for the product which you want to remove the existing product license key.
For example:
ProductName=Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007ProductName=Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007
4. Once found the correct registry subkey, delete the following values:
DigitalProductIDProductID
5. Close Registry Editor.

Next, we want to delay the expiry.

1. In Windows Explorer, brose to the following folder:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller\Proof.en\
Right click on Proof.XML file, select “Open With…” in the right click menu.
2. In the “Open With” window, select Notepad to be used to open the XML file. In Vista, if you can’t see the Notepad option, simply double click the “Other Programs” to unhide it.
Scroll down to the bottom of the Proof.XML to locate the following lines:

3. Change the AlwaysInsalled to neverInstalled so that the line looks like following:

4. Save the Proof.xml file. In Windows Vista, you may need to take ownership and grant full access permission to yourself before able to modify the file.
5. You can now launch Microsoft Office 2007 application such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and etc without prompting for activation.

However, I wish to stress that this is a delay technique only. You will still be missing updates, patches and other important features of Office 2007. However, this will give you enough time to quickly make the purchase and reactivate it to enjoy the full version.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank You!

Anonymous said...

Works perfectly!!!

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

THANKS!

Anonymous said...

i don't have productid and digitalproductid on my folder HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Registration\{91120000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE
please answer for jorgetuna@msn.com

thank you!

NemesisV said...

You may be using a different version of Office. Different version has different UUID number.

Natalie said...

I have Windows Vista with Microsoft Office 2007.

I can get to the last step in the registry editor, but I don't have anything called
DigitalProductIDProductID
in that folder. I could send you a screenshot of what I do have..?

Thanks so much for your help!

NemesisV said...

You may need to try all other branches in
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Registration\

to locate the version you are using. I only raise 2 examples, but there are many others office product with different IDs.

Anonymous said...

This worked!!!!!!!!!1 Even though it was not the same hkey numbers it still worked after I moved around on the place that it told me to go. Thank you so much NemesisV

Baunilha, Morango, Chocolate ou Frutas Tropicais said...

Hi! I did it, almost the same you told but it has two differences: i delleted two entries, productid, digitalproduct (or something like that)... after, the proof file, 03 times the word alwaysinstalled, i typed neverinstalled. So, the only thing that happened was the office opened without the expiral time text but the functions already not be able to use. Only read the file, no more functions.

Anonymous said...

Worked like a charm--thanks!

Anonymous said...

i use windows 7, had no problem to locate folder 12.0 but couldnt locate registration file under 12.0. Can anyone help please?

email to unicusa@gmail.com

many thanks.

Anonymous said...

thnx a lot dude !! thnx !

Anonymous said...

Hello,

I'm using Windows 7 - I can't find "Registration" after 12.0, only A, B and something else. Please send me an e-mail to lumbridge@snngr.com. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hi, everything was going well until I got to microsoftshared/office12/setupcontroller

the folder is empty! I'm on vista, btw (lame I know)

-Tina

Salah Kamaly said...

i use windows 7, had no problem to locate folder 12.0 but couldnt locate registration file under 12.0. Can anyone help please? Salah.kamaly@hotmail.com

Winston Avalon said...

You may want to try and re-arm instead.

Phil Scalotti said...

There is no "Registration" folder in the 12.0 folder.
Any help would be appreciated.

Pscalotti@gmail.com

Winston Avalon said...

Firstly, I notice that the registry folder only works if you are using the Trial version of Office 2007. If you are using some retail or VL version, they will not exist and probably will not work even if you created the entries.

Winston Avalon said...

Firstly, I notice that the registry folder only works if you are using the Trial version of Office 2007. If you are using some retail or VL version, they will not exist and probably will not work even if you created the entries.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much really helped me, I've done it and succeeded

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