Most suites or programs of Microsoft Office 2007 allows user to evaluate the product. The trial version of 2007 Microsoft Office system can be installed by using a 25-character trial product key available from Microsoft while you download the free Office software, and you can use the Microsoft Office 2007 suite or program with full functionality for 60 days.
You may have the Office 2007 CD and are able to install Office 2007 without entering product key. However, Office 2007 will work in reduced functionality mode, where itâ€™s effectively just a viewer for Office documents. Beside, if you forget the trial product key, or donâ€™t wish to register a Windows Live ID to get the trial key, hereâ€™s the trick to activate Office 2007, or more correctly, bypass the activation of Office 2007 60 days trial, and making the â€œtrialâ€ word disappear from the Office title at the top and suppress activation and trial ...view middle of the document...
Navigate to the following registry key:
Note that inside the registry key, there should be another subkey that resembles the following:
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.
ProductName=Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007
ProductName=Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007
Once found the correct registry subkey, delete the following values:
Close Registry Editor.
Once Microsoft Office 2007 has been installed with no product key, proceed with the following steps:
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 â€œOpen Withâ€¦â€ in the right click menu.
In the â€œOpen Withâ€ window, select Notepad to be used to open the XML file. In Vista, if you canâ€™t see the Notepad option, simply double click the â€œOther Programsâ€ to unhide it.
Scroll down to the bottom of the Proof.XML to locate the following lines:
Change the AlwaysInsalled to neverInstalled so that the line looks like following:
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.
You can now launch Microsoft Office 2007 application such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and etc without prompting for activation.
As usual, as itâ€™s a hack, and before you purchase a valid product key for it, you wonâ€™t be able to AND canâ€™t access any updates or Microsoft Office Online.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational and informational purpose only.