May 21, 2007
MDL Editorial Team

Hack to Activate Microsoft Office 2007 Evaluation Trial Version

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 it’s effectively just a viewer for Office documents. Beside, if you forget the trial product key, or don’t wish to register a Windows Live ID to get the trial key, here’s the trick to activate Office 2007, or more correctly, bypass the activation of Office 2007 60 days trial, and making the “trial” word disappear from the Office title at the top and suppress activation and trial expiry prompt.

Note that to use Microsoft Office 2007 beyond 60 days trial period, you need to purchase a valid license for it, available from Amazon or most computer retail store.

To use this hack to crack activation on Office 2007, you need to install Office 2007 without any serial number or product key. If you have installed Office 2007 with a product key or serial number, do the following to clean remove Office 2007 of product key:

  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.
  3. 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

  4. 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 2007
    ProductName=Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007

  5. Once found the correct registry subkey, delete the following values:

    DigitalProductID
    ProductID

  6. Close Registry Editor.

Once Microsoft Office 2007 has been installed with no product key, proceed with the following steps:

  1. In Windows Explorer, brose to the following folder:

    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller\Proof.en\

  2. Right click on Proof.XML file, select “Open With…” in the right click menu.
  3. 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.
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the Proof.XML to locate the following lines:

    </Feature> <Feature Id=”SetupXmlFiles” Cost=”1248″>
    <OptionRef Id=”AlwaysInstalled”/>
    </Feature>

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

    <OptionRef Id=”neverInstalled”/>

  6. 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.
  7. You can now launch Microsoft Office 2007 application such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and etc without prompting for activation.

As usual, as it’s a hack, and before you purchase a valid product key for it, you won’t be able to AND can’t access any updates or Microsoft Office Online.

Note: The hack may work for 60 days only. To make this hack fully working, try to delete additional file below, probably has to be deleted every two months:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\OFFICE\DATA\opa12.dat

Or,

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\OFFICE\DATA (for Windows 7 and Vista)

Disclaimer: This article is for educational and informational purpose only.

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  • nishan

    thanks boss it worked. u r great i must say. i seriously needed this tip.

  • Awesome

    Omg. This helps me alot. Thank you so much!

  • Steve

    Great Job =)!

  • Steve

    Thanks Dude..Great Job=)!

  • blabla

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Registration

    The registration does not appear on my computer. Help!!

  • hi this works πŸ™‚ this may sound a bit gready but can i use the same in all the other softwares like Divx ????????

  • Arthur

    Thank you, it helped me a lot. πŸ™‚

  • This did not work for me as when I try to get the online trial activation it says MS dont support office 2007 nemore and the registry entries DONT EXIST in the reg. BUT OpenOffice will open and save office files and it is FREE… Furrrrreeeeeal… Opens alot quicker to boot… Checkitout p33pz…

    Hey Bill… maybe if you werent asking for the first-born son in exchange for a license people wouldnt be tryin this shit. Piss Off!!!

    http://www.openoffice.org

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  • thanks

    tnks

  • Phil

    Hi,

    Thanks for this. How would you adapt on Win7 64 + Office 2007 ?
    I found 4 reg keys with “REG_NINARY” binaries “set to 01”, should I set these to zero ??

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SideBySide\Winners\amd64_microsoft-windows-c..er-office.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_fr-fr_9788d4ef934ad6a5
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SideBySide\Winners\amd64_microsoft-windows-content-filter-office_31bf3856ad364e35_none_fb95b943c9594085
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SideBySide\Winners\x86_microsoft-windows-c..er-office.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_fr-fr_3b6a396bdaed656f
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SideBySide\Winners\x86_microsoft-windows-content-filter-office_31bf3856ad364e35_none_9f771dc010fbcf4f

    XML File still exist in X86ProgramFiles directory, but new Programs directory is created now, with different tree (no proof, only 4 files into Office12 : 3 DLLS, ans 1 exe – msoshest.dll, MSOSEV.DLL, MSOSMSMF.DLL, MSOSMLED.EXE).
    => Will the modification of Proof.xml sufficient in this context ?

    Regards,

    Phil

    • Freddy

      @ Phil and all others with Win 7 x64 and Office 2007

      You are right, in the explained tree are only theese 4 datas (3x *.dll and 1x *.exe) to be found. Also the Registration-Folder is not to be found in registration editor!

      So if you use x64 based System, you have to make sure to get into this direction:

      C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller\Proof.en\

      and change the Proof.xml in the explained way.

      it even works for x64 based systems! for sure!

      • Phil

        Yes, I did when I posted and get no problem since. Great job & many thanks Freddy !

  • Tester

    You rule dude, thank you

  • Shut it Bill or I will haunt you….

  • I am not too pleased people…. Buy my software… Cheap Asses….

    • Mr.Droppy

      you’re not bill gates, are you?

    • Mr.Droppy

      I am 90 percent sure you’re not bill gates

      • NoFuckingShit

        Umm, I’m 90 percent sure you’re a fucking idiot… Of course it’s not Bill Gates.

  • chris

    doesnt work. none of those files even come up when i follow the path.

  • kieran

    okay sorted that problem but now it just locks when i open it instead of coming up with the product key option it just all goes grey

  • kieran

    hey, it says the file type is wrong when i try to save it and when i try to save it in the microsoft setup file it says contact the administrator but i am on the administrator account. any help would be much appreciated

  • Belle

    it didn’t worked for me. tho the trial thing disappeared at the top still the system says the features are still locked :(((

  • wattu

    Just here to confirm that this does actually work. Thanks a lot.

  • Rekac

    Realy vorks…thnx πŸ˜€

  • Irfan

    Nice……….good work…..

  • john

    i’ve done all the instructions but i can’t modify the xml…text . ..NB i’m using windows 7..help me please

    • Lacedaemon

      @john–have you tried running Notepad as Administrator? I always forget to do that, especially when I edit my registry, but it sure does pay off! πŸ˜‰ Good luck, man!

      • lalaland

        and how can I do that? tnx in advance:)

        • Jacob

          Right-click Notepad, and click Run as Administrator.

  • PeP

    Bravo!! et merci!!
    Mais bien sΓ»r, je vais acheter de ce pas une clΓ© valide πŸ˜‰

  • Shep

    Thanks, man, it worked perfectly. I only wish more folks had the stones to publish this stuff, openly, to help others out. The warez and hack sites only have virus files and crap on them. As always, I only used your info for informational and educational purposes.

  • fee

    Hey I deleted this Opa thing and MS office is still not functioning

  • RunnerForLife

    Like Destroyer I have the same problem. Today I was busy working in word, and a couple of hours later I couldn’t type anymore. I can still open and read documents but I can’t change anything anymore.
    Deleting Opa12.dat is possible but from the moment I open word again, Opa12.dat just reappears again.
    Is this permanent or fixable?
    Anyone got an idea?

    • Phil

      Hi Runner, same for me too on a win XP.
      Tried reinstall, no way.
      Did you solve ?
      Anyone ?

      Regards,

  • kashif

    Great job dude , it worked for me πŸ™‚ thanks a lot

  • Shen

    about OPA12.BAK . should i delete this backup file ?

  • sjar5

    This has worked for me atleast…..Thumbs up for the thread!!!

  • Mike

    great info boss :))

  • Handy Man

    I'm having problem opening my excel and words again, I can't type or do anything. I used to have the steps above used and it works, but today it suddenly failed and I can't use my office again!!!! Help Please!!!!

  • Romil

    Yeah man!! This actually works. Its good!!!

  • chiyo

    mantep gan… thanks sharenya… tak kasi jempol semuanya pake empu kaki jg ,,,:D

  • Admirer

    Thank you mate! This works!

  • sam

    I love you. So much. Really. You're epic

  • DNA

    Hi,

    Thank U very much boss.mind boggling…

  • Makoy

    The Best Man!…

  • abnormalbean

    The Applecation files folder is hidden so you need to select "show hidde files" inn the folder option under "Tools" in explorer.

  • John

    Love!

  • STRIDERHIRYU21 (PHIL

    YOUR THE BEST MAN!!!!!!!!! YOUR MY IDOL!!!!!!!!! THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!

  • azlan

    Help, I am stuck at here..

    Cannot create the C:Program FilesCommon FIlesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setupo ControllerProof.enProof.XNL

    Make sure that the path and file name are correct.

    • Timmy

      That's because it's XML, not XNL. Try that.

  • Jones

    All you cheap stupid motherfuckerz could have bought a valid key after all the hours invested you've spent trying to hack it.

    • lol

      So you couldnt do it?

  • joe todaro

    there is no productid or digitalproductid

  • bharath

    yaeah its suppub i need a confirmation why must i delete that opa12.data every 2 months

  • destroyer

    doesn't work for me, there is no "opa12.dat" in the said folder or anywhere else.

    • destroyer

      edit: found the opa12.dat, but it's simply recreated every time i start word or excel

  • vishal

    thanks you are genius

  • DONNY

    hey can i please get a product key :s

  • DONNY

    hey i am in urgent need of a product key can some bidy please please help me :S it would be mucg appreciated.. thanks

  • JB

    Works!!!! I didnt even uninstall Excel and it still worked. Thanks heaps.

  • It really works dude!! thx a lot..

  • kai

    HELP!!

    I can't save the xml file,it pop out a box say access is denied….why?

  • ANTH

    YOU ARE A GENIUS !!!

    IT WORKED PERFECTLY !

    MANY MANY THANKS.

  • Huri

    thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu ………… it really works

  • Praveen

    @MichaelMak
    Download perfect uninstaller
    You may have to register the product with a serial key.
    You may use my key which is M776B-B676R-OZJV7-6LG6D
    Hope It Helped!

  • Jane

    i can't save the proof.xml file at the notepad. somebody please help ? there's a box "Access is denied" . i'm using windows 7 starter

    • kai

      is your problem solved?I am having the same problem

  • CrzySR

    Wow….. thats cool WORKED 5 starts…..

  • Taha

    Watch the video to activate your office
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PHUg0_MqRU

  • Thanx man good job! πŸ˜€

  • Indre Dee

    I have tried to edit the XML File but will not let me save although I am admin on the comp. Any help?

    • Newbie

      I'm having the same problem too. I am the admin but wouldn't let me save the file. Either the error is that file cannot be found or I have no permission. Please let me know if you have bypassed this. Thanks.

      • Daniel

        You need to first save the proof.xml file to the desktop (for example) then copy back into the folder. This way you get a chance to accept the authorization request and it will work.

        • romal

          wooow Daniel u r great expert it worked for me

  • Joyce

    thanx so much….. This is so great… it worked for me.

  • SuFFi

    solved

    1. Click Start. In the Search box, type %programdata%, and then press ENTER.

  • SuFFi

    I have an question.

    crack works fine but….

    I have got win 7 but i cant find ProgramdataOfficeData

    Anyone help?

  • Lisa

    It didn't work for me so trying to uninstall but not working can someone help me PLEASE!

    • Slobodan

      First,uninstall office 2007 and install again.

      Click Start

      Click Run

      Typing: regedit

      Click OK

      Click + on HKEY_ LOCAL_ MASHINE

      Click + on Software

      Click + on Microsoft

      Click + on Office

      Click + on 12.0

      Click + on Registration

      Click on one by one folder and in each folder delete next : DigitalProductID and ProductID (right mouse on DigitalProductID and ProductID and delete)

      When delete you close registry Editor (Just click X)

      Next step:

      Open C:

      Open Program Files

      Open Common Files

      Open Microsoft Shared

      Open OFFICE12

      Open Office Setup Controlle

      Open Proof.en

      Right click on Proof.XML file

      Open with notepad

      Scroll down to the bottom of the Proof.XML file

      Find next:

      Change only in

      Save end close

      Next step:

      Check if you have Opa12.dat file in C: Documents and Settings All Users Application Data Microsoft Office Data Opa12.dat. If you have one you delete it. You may need every 2 months to delete Opa12.dat file and maybe not.

      Enjoy

    • Slobodan

      If I was a little unclear I will help you through the mail

      otherwise, this is for XP

      • Lisa

        Wont let me uninstall it I tried many times…. =(

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    • Deathorites

      Thanks boss it works!!!

  • sandy white

    C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE12Office Setup ControllerProof.en

    asking for product key but this path does not exist on my drive for microsoft office word 7

    • Ginger

      Try C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller\Proof.en

  • Gotit!

    hey! thanks soo much for these instructions! i was suffering a whole day trying to download and getting it to work!!! the activation stumped me…Anyways after i followed ur steps, MS word 2007 asked me a new product key….i just canceled it and it finally opened word 2007!! now i can do all my school projects on a way better version. I hope this will work and stay for a while….but thank u soooo much again!

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  • Dlanod Annonymous

    HI there, I have used these methods for the last couple of years which have always worked, but now they do not. ( I am unable to type any text, it tells me the selection is locked)

    This happened since I downloaded powerpoint viewer, which has updated some parts of my office install.

    The MSO.DLL CRACK does not work either (the file no longer exists in office)

    And the editing of the registry and the proof.xml

    Does anyone have a new method of getting office to work

    • abood

      doesn't work no more; i agree with the previous comment… any new hacks?!?1

  • Hi, I was wondering if anyone can help me download a Windows 2007 Trial Enterprise? These days I can only find the 2010 versions. I tried Softpedia, Microsodt, and Cnet.com. Any help?!?!?

  • Anny

    Hi! I modified the Proog. XML file but it didn't work then, I tried looking for the registry key but instead of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration{90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE

    I have HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration{90120000-0031-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE

    and I can't find the values you mention (DigitalProductID

    ProductID)

    What can I do? Please, help meeee!!

    • Xylena

      Hi, I've got the same problem : did you find a solution, please ?

    • Ana

      Try this:

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration{91120000-002F-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}

      • FLA_Annon

        yeah…still not working and getting "locked" issues…MS did a number with this one

  • lee

    i done everything and it worked but when i dont use it for a while it goes back to the locked trial and i cant use it or redo everything on here when i go back to change always installed to never installed its still at never installed then when i delete the other file it doesnt do anything

  • dfsafds

    cant save the new proof file/wont let me overright it. How do i ask administrator for permission since I am the admin already wtf?>?? Trying to crack it as well but they put some securitiy breach on it

  • o yellah

    I managed to successfully follow the steps to enable full operation of my unactivated office suite. The opa12.dat was successfully removed (no file regeneration as other people had reported) and make the modifications to the xml file with no problem.

    Now I'm finding the activation window still appears any time an office program is loading, and when I hit 'cancel' it's the lame, locked trial version.

    I speculate that because the 60-day trial had long expired, maybe the changes suggested in the article will not function as a result. Has anyone else experienced this problem or perhaps make any suggestions? Thx

  • Pendragon

    Omigosh. Deleting both the opa12.dat and opa12.bak files doesn't work for me. All the computer does is recreate the file while loading Microsoft Word. And cancelling the install window that pops up right before the program loads stops the entire program from running.

    D:<

  • christopher

    Hello.

    I have a question…

    I do what you'r telling to do but at step:

    C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataMicrosoftOFFICEDATAopa12.dat

    i dont have opa12.dat i have opa12.bak

    it is same file with you'r file?

  • MichaelMak

    Hi,

    I follow all your 13 steps and I get it work.

    But I cannot uninstall it ?

    What can I do ….

  • Fabiano

    it worked!! tnks

  • Gwen Madden

    Wow, this is great. I got it to work; I see the dat file is created again but doesn't reall interfiere with the use of Microsoft Office.

    Thanks this is exacyly the info I was looking for. You're now on my favorites tab, lol!

  • Jovin

    Thank you SO MUCH! I finally could rid myself of that activation window! I appreciate it very much….on with my classes now.

  • Ozzy

    Oh yeah and what do i have to delete in that folder if its not ProductID or DigitalProductID?

    Thanks.

  • Ozzy

    I am using Windows 7. I have followed the correct path (Wow6432Node)for 64 bit systems.

    However my problem is that i do not have:

    -ProductID

    -DigitalProductID

    in my registration folder, does anyone have a solution to this?

    Any help appreciated.

  • spac

    Hi, to all of you who have problems modifying the

    proof.xml file, all you have to do is run Notepad

    (or any other editor) as an Administrator.

    This hack worked for me for about two months, but suddenly stoped working. I suppose it works

    only for some limited time.

  • daan

    I have same problem with Abdelrahman:

    Problem

    when i delete the opa12.dat file and restart the microsoft world it is created again! then i delete it and it appears again and so on!

    anyone answer me plz thx ^^

  • christina

    i did all of that and still it don't work it keep asking me how do i want to activate my account by internet or by telephone and when i use internet it say that it can't be ativated as yhe key is invalid what should i do????

  • cum fac code here…..

  • YOU PEOPLE JUST DOWNLOAD OPEN OFFICE !

    iTS FREE AND SAME LIKE OFFICE

    I MEAN LIKE…COME ONE… πŸ˜‰

  • back in business

    awesome, works for me using socratis' (p69) directions.

    thanks

  • Karim

    i have no "registry" file 12.0 also i don't have the file called "Office Setup Controller"

  • Tyler

    Under the first step of deleting the original serial code, under office, it has on 14, not 12. will it still work with 14?

  • Douvinz

    Thanks!

  • Abdelrahman

    Microsoft Word*** πŸ˜€

  • THANKX SO MUCH ~

  • Abdelrahman

    Problem πŸ™

    when i delete the opa12.dat file and restart the microsoft world it is created again! then i delete it and it appears again and so on!

    anyone answer me plz thx ^^

  • Tyler

    Question: When you try to edit the proof file, you get an error?

    Answer:

    1.Copy the proof file to you desktop then edit it.

    2.Delete the old file and replace with new.

    Problem SOLVED!!!!

  • jazmin

    when i try and save the Proof.xml file in notepad it won't let me. and comes up saying that it cannot create it and make sure that the path and file name are correct.

  • vishnu

    good work… Thanx… Working!!!

  • sk_zoheb

    thaxxxxxxxx

    it is working……….

  • ed

    I need help please. After the trial period expires it will prompt you to purchase the full version, right? but how about if I have a genuine product key when it expires? Can I just type in my genuine PK to convert my trial to full version?

  • lisa

    I need help it still says "this modification is not allowed because the selection is lock." HELP ME!! Please

  • Jack

    hey i'm not sure if i'm doing something wrong but in step 3 I can only get as far as the subkey "12.0" there is no "registration" and within "12.0" there is "MsoExample" & "User Settings"….

    not sure if i'm doing something wrong. plz help?

  • Sara

    I did it, and it worked, but after a few days, power point froze, while word works just fine! I don´t understand. Help?

  • renee

    i followed the instructions exactly and now ms word has completely frozen, no way of updating or modifying documents, help???

  • gregory
  • pippin

    doesn't work

  • Pradap

    Hello,
    i have deleted as you mentioned above

    DigitalProductID
    ProductID

    after i modified

    ”AlwaysInstalled" into "NeverInstalled"

    still i am getting the error message.

    This modification is not allowed because the selection is locked.”

    Kindly help to use.

    Thanks,
    Pradaba.

  • eric

    can anyone tell me the exact place where the additional file needs to be deleted for the hack to be full working?

    ?

  • eric

    can anyone tell me the exact place where the additional file needs to be deleted for the hack to be full working?

  • AK

    Hi,

    Thank You..It really worked..

  • waseem

    I did the same thing as mentioned. Now whats happening, the office is not asking for the key or any thing. But once the word is opened its in compatibility mood, Not able to write or modify files. Please help

  • Muhammad Mujeeb

    please someone send me the activation key of Microsoft office 2007

  • phil

    i have windows 7 and 64 bit office. cannot locate the DATA file opa12.dat or DATA.

    Can you tell me how to find these files?

  • sandeep

    Hmm .. if you get 'Access is Denied' error msg , first, u can copy the proof.xml file onto ur desktop , edit as per the instr and save it , then delete the original file in the Proof.en folder , and then paste this modified file there . πŸ™‚

  • Mimi

    I tried first to do it with run but than i found out i dont have the directory registration. So i tried it the other way and it says that i cant change it can you tell me how to grant full access permition?

  • taiga1

    as i followed the steps, i noticed that my directory does not have …12.0/registration in the directory. plese help, i have much work to do.

  • 1337

    Thanx a lot, It's really worked =)

  • Skittleyness

    I tried this, but it is telling me access is denied when I tried to save the proof file after editing it… what do I do about this?

  • lord

    Thanks a lot! works perfectly good!

  • daniel

    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 2007

    ProductName=Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007

    i don't get it..what to delete??

  • Haydn

    @dr.awesomeface

    Thank you! It really worked

  • Natalie

    I have followed all the directions and double checked to make sure i did everything right but it still is not working:[ I have school work i have to get done help please!!

  • Nuri

    Thanks man I did it and I couldnt believe its really worked thanks a lot

  • swati

    Hey its greate i have fallowed all the steps…

    and its really working

    thaks a loooot…

    swati

  • Jane

    Yeah, mine's doing the same thing as Courtnay's, and whenever I highlight a grayed tool, it tells me I have to buy a version of Microsoft Office.

  • jessey

    easy to follow but i cant seem to save the Proof.XML "access is denied" what do i need to do in order to get past this step it said something about granting full permission to myself in the guide but i am already an administrator… so yeah?

  • Gerko Mulder

    Hi,

    this actually works. I did as you told me and it totally worked:P

  • luneart

    For 64bits versions, the path in the registry is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432Node.Microsoft Office12.0Registration

    There you found the key to be deleted. With this new path, works fine for me.

    Thanks a lot !

  • Angeline

    Hi,

    I tried all the steps to hack MS office. I dint find any Product key or Digital key. I changed the XML file as instructed still my documents are grayed out and am not able to use it.. please someone help..

  • Courtnay

    So, I did this back in September, and it seemed to work fine, but all of sudden I'm getting the modification is not allowed because selection is locked error! Can anybody help, please? Thank you!

  • putera

    non-sense,,helpless

  • bohi

    o man, its no use, i did it all, saved the new xml file in dos mode, yet the office application is locked..!!

    How do i unlock and use office fully?

  • bert

    hey what do you mean by take ownership and grant full access permision to myself, how do I do that?

  • Flasche

    TY it works 100%ly without fault

    and it works without limit,

    I must never update it until now

    TY very much!!!

  • athena

    THIS DOESN’T WORK! WASTED A LOT OF MY TIME!

  • athena

    THIS DOESN'T WORK! WASTED A LOT OF MY TIE!

  • Ahned

    Hey all,

    I use this but not work correctly. the registration window not open but now error apper

    " Selection is not allowed" what can I do plzzzzzzzzz reply me

    Thanx

  • Samuel

    i've done what is written above but i'm still not able to use office suites. "the modification is locked' what shall i do?

    thanks

  • Haris

    Hello guys. This crack works till the point, where I have to "save" the file. The problem is for my acces, so I don't know how to get all the permissions and acces'.

    HOW TO GET THE FULL PERMISSION/ACCES FOR THE FILE/PROGRAM ????

  • Betty

    It opens Word without requiring an activation code however, Word will only operate as a viewer. Any typing elicits the statement "This modification is not allowed because the selection is locked"

    ANY SUGGESTIONS?

  • Bernardo Monteiro

    MAN THANKS VERY MUCH FOR GOD !!!
    I NEEDED TO DELETER THE ID PROODUCT AND THE OHER THING AND IT WORKED πŸ˜€

  • James

    Help me!!

    When we have to change "alwaysInstalled" in "neverInstalled" I can't save the new file

    It says to me that "Unable to create the file

    C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE12Office Setup ControllerProof.enProof.XML

    Check the name and path are correct"

    And I can't do it..

    please help me (sorry I'm not english)

  • Marielle

    I really wanna say thanks you so much. this really helped me a lot! more power to you!

  • bushea

    ya mawaseeeeeeeeeeeer

  • iznubadd

    thank you so much…. this is the answer im looking for that my cd has been broken…

    -pinoy

  • Jujulia

    I can't register the modification (from AlwaysInstalled to never Installed) in the file. Does it work without saving?….

  • mojito

    what to do if i deleted the registry keys that were responsible for asking activation and product keys? how do i bring them back?

  • Hugo

    riz you have to edit it in administrator mode. if you want a simple resolution open a command prompt in adm mode.

    Go to the directory where proof.xml is and type Notepad Proof.xml (edit, save and exit)

    Voilá!

  • Jasmine

    Great stuff — it worked perfectly. Thanks so much for your clear instructions. πŸ™‚

  • riz-vert

    i tried to hack my microsoft office, but when i wan't save i've a message which said "refused access" but I'm the adminitor of the computer is someone could help me ?

    sorry for my english :s

  • Terry

    My version that worked fine suddenly stopped working. I tried this hack but it still is locked out and acting like a viewer.

    Now what?

  • Good afternoon, friends I am not able to leave my office unique, because every time an update comes back the message saying I need a new key. please someone help me.

    Ouvir

    Ler foneticamente

  • Hassan

    this is the BEST by far. thank you soooo much. i've been trying for ages 2 get microsoft office for free πŸ™‚

  • paijo

    its great work very well :thumbsup:

  • Mastermism

    Thanks, it really works, but if you have Windows 7 you must go in registry editor to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareWow6432NodeMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration

  • hello

    when i open notebook it says this program cannot be run in DOS mode, and all the words are in weird letters and symbols???

  • this work.., amazing… many thanks πŸ™‚

  • drunk boy 00

    it worked for me.

    i could not save the XML file though

    just do the regedit part where you remove the product ID

    close regedit, and then open any office 2007 app.

    it will ask you for a validation key, but just ignore and close that window. it'll ask if you want to stop the installation, just say yes.

    the office app will not closse, and you should now be able to edit whatever you want πŸ™‚

    i don't know if this will only work for the trial time, but i suppose it keeps on working, as i already had the office trial pack installed for several months.

    have fun ;p

  • karumensan

    I have found the file and edited but I couldn't save the file as it written "Cannot create the C:Program FilesCommon Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup ControllerProof.enProof.XML file. Make sure that the path and file name are correct."

    What should I do next? Thank you.

  • karumensan

    Refering to C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE12Office Setup ControllerProof.en

    I couldn't find Office setup controller in the OFFICE12 file. What should I do?

  • Richardo

    Im really pleased of this , thank you so much πŸ™‚

    It worms 100% , lets see if i dont need to repeat it.

  • that guy

    only works once.

  • craig

    I cant locate office set up controller under the C:/ files …. : [

    Isn't there a keygen we can just type in and get the programme?

  • simona

    Thank you ..It works!

  • Sceptile

    Thank you so much, it works! For those who try, I actually deleted the entire key because I couldn't find "ProductID" and went straight to the next step. It worked πŸ˜€

  • Riyan2003

    I Think Microsoft is

    90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE

  • harshal

    great work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    wanted ms office for holiday homework

    thanks

    very much

  • david

    thank you very much..

    it's work very well..

    but,

    i'm still confused with

    C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataMicrosoftOFFICEDATAopa12.dat

    Or,

    C:ProgramDataMicrosoftOFFICEDATA (for Windows 7 and Vista)

    because i can't found it on my laptop..

  • Granados991

    it worked thank you soo much

  • Jelisa

    I tried this and now my Word or any of my Microsoft programs won't open.

  • Jelisa

    I tried this and now my Microsoft Word won't open.

  • jaci

    What if your 60 days has already expired? Any help there?

  • CCKK

    What if I don't have the option to activate over the telephone?

    In my case, it allows only through Internet or convert to full version

  • los

    this dose not work πŸ™ it only stops the pop up window that comes up everytime you open mircosoft up. I was happy to think it worked but once the free trail was up, it locks you out πŸ™

  • Laura

    When trying to change alreadyinstalled to neverinstalled it is not letting me save the document. It says that the path and file name are not correct.

    What do I do?

  • Kath

    I don't havc a mso.dll file in my C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE12 folder. Does anyone know why this might occur?

  • HI ME

    IS THIS LEGAL?

  • dr.awesomeface

    i'm reposting what **Socratis** wrote b/c after hours i finally got it to work his way, also- if you've messed up your word with your noobish hacking like i did you can uninstall it and redownload it @ http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/08/13/direct-d

    good luck!

    this cracks does not work for more than 25 time. Then office locks!
    Here is how you FIX it (solution!!!) for good!

    0. Run every update for your office (service pack 2 etc, or let windows update it for you as later you will not be able to take updates)

    FIX IT NOW FOR GOOD
    ——————-
    Restore XML file to original state (alwaysinstalled) and it run word or excel etc

    1. It will ask for a valid key.. Give one proper to your office edition (student-home, professional etc), there are many on the net. This Key is NOT activation, it is merely to continue.
    2. Now it will ask you for ACTIVATION (inernet or telephone). Press X (close for now) and close Word. Now you have a key but you are not activated yet. dont try activation using internet the key you have inserted is blacklisted anyway..
    3. Download cracked MSO.DLL (use google to find it search for cracked MSO.dll). Copy it replacing original file (somewhere in C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE12)
    4. Run Word again and on the activation form choose though Telephone
    5. Type 0000-000..000-0000-0000 (al zeros) and press continue, ok. That’s it you have your office activated (the crackes mso.dll made it accept zeroes or anything as activation key)

    It worked for me Maybe some update will replace cracked mso.dll in the future so avoid office updates, or at least be careful

    • Lisa

      HELP me Im trying to uninstall that it wont work!! help please….

  • Auditor

    Amazing…like that! Didn't know that stuff before.

  • DANA LUCCI

    hey!! it worked for me! i installed ms office ultimate on windows 7 32 bit and i got allll the way to the end where you said to change the "Proof.XML" to never then save it in win 7 it said i didnt have permission! then i thought how could i get around it. because this IS MY computer i'm on my main name (only name lol) so what i did was search for the actual file (only after i had it opened in notepad) then i just rename Proof.XML to Proof.X lol THEN i save it the notepad version in it's place!! opened up word & powerpoint and they DID NOT ask me for a KEY anymore WOOOOOO!!!! i hope this helps anyone that ran into the same prob i did!

  • minito

    hey jen, what website are u talking about?….

  • vinod

    It dosent work. It stops the actvation and it never comes again don't try this

  • Vhines

    after doing all of this i see that Ms word remains locked. I changed the old "Never installed" back to the original "Always installed" and it still wont let me uninstall Ms word. I get a error message saying "setup cannot continue because a required file is corrupted or not available, Please run setup again from original source disk or download location" i have the original download in which i got from a website online. i tried to run the installation again to replace corrupt file, and after it unpacks, this error message comes up again. if i go to control panel and uninstall it from there i CANNOT repair or uninstall this program what so ever and once again, the same error message comes up. PLEASEEE HELP!!!

  • jen

    only works for a while then wont delete have to go to website just to get it off the computer sigh

  • XyberAcer

    minito i have the same Problem.when ever i try to write or select a font or save it says “This modification is not allowed beacuse the selection is locked”, i ve tried deleting the file in DATA in ProgramData folder and it doesnt work.but i can only open documents and print!

  • minito

    Hi,

    Hey i have a problem. I've used the hack and it was working alright, today i was going to use it and i cant. when ever i try to write or select a font or save it says "This modification is not allowed beacuse the selection is locked", i ve tried deleting the file in DATA in ProgramData folder and it doesnt work.

    Has anyone got the same problem?

    Thanks

  • Fritz

    Hm, are you sure? It's not 60 days ago when I did this and I also deleted the files mentioned below. But it didn't work.

    By the way, can I re-use a correct registration key after removing the product-key doing hack 1?

    Thank you for an answer!!

  • Thomas

    You mean to tell me the laptop i forked out $600 for doesnt come with a fully finctional microsoft office key?

    Dear microsoft, stop being so damn cheap.

    Sincerely, Tom

  • junny

    its only good for 60 days thats it…i'll give you that! lol πŸ˜€

  • Fritz

    I did this and it worked perfectly, but now I added a second user on my laptop and I can't use MS Office any more! When I start, the cursor doesn't move and after some seconds all the buttons appear in grey. Nothing can be clicked, nothing can be written! What can I do??

  • Daniel

    Thanks , my office 2007 works perfectly with this manipulation.Excellent

  • name

    this doesnt work at all. well i was sick and tired of finding the keygens and what not but this is such a waste of time seriously. it might work with some users but i reckon most of the time this method will not work.

  • Louie

    I tried this before and it worked for 60 days, now it says modification not allowed again, and everytime i delete opa12.dat it comes right back!!!! That is what I think is the problem because everything else is the same someone PLEEEEEEEEEASEEE HELP!!

  • assos

    NICE HACK MAN!!! GREETINGS FROM GREECE!!!!

  • Charlie

    That was a freaking suberb hack! I can use Microsoft Office without a product key! Thanks man!

  • boy

    how can i return the files or settings that was changed? πŸ™

  • Arcrammer

    Thanks!! =D

    And I really don't care for updates anyway because Word sucks..!

  • Matt G

    Thanks for this. Was VERY helpful! Needed to do both regedit and xml editing, but yeah, very easy!!!

    Thanks again!

  • Ryan

    Hey guys,

    I tried Socrates' method and an error message appears that says the program does not support this MSO….please help because now it doesn't work at all!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ryan

    I deleted the file before, but the problem returned and microsoft programs are locked except for reading. I can't find the file Application Data or Program data on my computer (I have Windows 7 Starter). Can someone help me with "re-hacking" my Office 2007?

  • Sieun

    Perfect and sweet! Thanks!

  • Agostinho

    WOW, it worked perfectly… thank uuuuuuu

  • Illusions

    It works like Charm thanks a lot Socrates!!!!!

  • Brian

    Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kasiic

    Socratis method worked!!! This is so FTW!

  • angasboi

    does socratis' method still works? microsoft recently had an update about security. and hacked versions experience an error message.

  • bob

    thank u

  • Mark

    This hack worked for me, but now 2 weeks later I can't edit any file. Everything is locked. Deleting the opa12.dat file didn't work.

    What now?

  • Em_D

    Great one..

    it's magical ..:D

    thanks alot

  • Thessy

    It definitely works!

  • ItHatesMe

    How nice, theres no 'Registration' in 12.0 =/

    aww hell

  • Ummi

    Worked like a Charm ! THNK YOU !!!

  • Manas

    dude.. it rocked.. i just got astonished myself and as well as made my employees too… tnx bro

  • vicky

    thanks borther it really worked you are great!!!

  • TheGonxaplayer

    yo man i have a question i dont understand the excercise 4 and 5, plz help me

    Thanks

    -The Gonxaplayer

  • gogo

    I am trying to follow the commands specified, but they do not appear to be under the same program files on WINDOWS 7 can someone please tell me how to get to the file containing

    as I cannot find it anywhere.

    Thanks in advance!!!!

  • Cash

    The featured hack does not work, see below:

    THANKS SOCRATIS! My Office 2007 is fully activated.

    !!!!GO TO PAGE 69!!! and look for sacrotis'

    post. There you will find details, but I will put it briefly here as well.

    1.Download this file, http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4880056/Office_20

    2. The file should be mso,dll, replace the original mso.dll which is found in

    C/programfiles/commonfiles/micrsoftshared/office12 (NAVIGATE ON YOUR OWN, DO NOT COPY AND PASTE) with the downloaded mso.dll

    3. open word, choose activation by telephone, and enter all 0's. (The hacked mso.dll allows for this to work)

    4. Congrats your activated!

    Don't thank me, thank Socratis.

  • hamza

    my device is hack and they cannot be open

  • louie

    tnx it is great it works..

  • Swess

    I have one question, is this illegal?

  • Swess

    Thanks! It works

  • face

    Thanks… worked great!

  • Valerie

    Thanks ccccc… That worked for me too!!!

  • Deve

    Cole, Save the hacked file under another location. Rename the original file. Then copy hacked file to the said location. It works.

  • cole

    i got all the way to the save and it wont let me save it… ive tried to grant full access but it still wont let me. any suggestion?

  • Telehandler

    This worked for me! Thanks!!!

  • ford

    thnx bro realy worked

  • brah

    just put in kgfvy-7733b-8wck9-ktg64-bc7d8 as a keygen, this worked for me

  • James

    Hey you better scroll back to the old pages and see who is the one that came up with that hack to activate office 07,the original file πŸ˜‰
    not that socratis that you are saying

    I can t believe that you still have this problem

    _|_

  • Safayet Islam Anonno

    Hey, I could really do with a key for Micro Office 2007, tyring to find one but not working out too well!

    I’ts urgent I find one as my trial has ran out on my new laptop and I have things I desperately need to finish.

    If anyone could help me with this, I would TRULY appreciate it, thank you.

  • Safayet Islam Anonno

    I need the product key for downloading Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007. i am not having it now. so i anyone could help me i will appreciate him.

    So please help me. it is an urgent

  • Mick G

    Hey folks – sack MS office and use open office http://www.openoffice.org/welcome/credits.html. Its free and does everything you need – no more nag screens!

  • steve

    on page 69 a user called socratis describes a working solution that involves cracked mso.dll.

    All other solutions involving XML modification DO NOT WORK. Don't write it works just because it takes away activation screen. this works only for 25 times, Then office it locks.

    Only crackes MSO.DLL WORKS. Final!!!

  • Shainia

    OMG its after the trial and i can't edit it and unlike other people who documents on this i did my BOOK i'm not like 200 pages into it or something but still!!!! thats my BOOK!!! please i NEED help!!!

  • Hamza

    Code is error

  • Anonymous

    Ok, so this worked fine until after 60 days the thing locked itself. I tried deleting the file, but everytime you open word, it re-appears. You can't seem to get rid of the file. any solutions? Please respond, thanks

  • nasiew

    i'm win7 user…

    i stuck at this step >>> C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE12

    cannot go further…

  • Jesse

    I gave it a shot. Only made the startup last forever. Went right back to asking for the key.

  • WYN

    this only stopped it from asking for product key, but i still cant type anything or use it…

    this sucks considering i spent like 40min trying to hack this…

    my life sucks

  • Venkat

    I have the same problem as many below me. Deleting opa12.dat doesnt work as it just comes back after launching any office app. I also tried deleting opa12.bak, it didn’t change a thing. I’m still locked out of all office apps after 60 days of doing this hack. Please help?

  • George

    I have the same problem as many below me. Deleting opa12.dat doesnt work as it just comes back after launching any office app. I also tried deleting opa12.bak, it didn't change a thing. I'm still locked out of all office apps after 60 days of doing this hack. Please help?

  • Saurav

    it works……thanx…..

  • aaa

    For Vista user,

    You can save Proof.xml on the Desktop and move the file to the folder.

  • axl

    Hi,

    Anone knows why I can't find this file?

    C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE12Office Setup ControllerProof.en ?

    I'm using vista. Please help.

  • mat

    cant save note with Vista

  • Bianca

    I cant do it is not work for windows 7

  • Yuriy

    Many thanks to Socratis!!! I followed over recommendations and it works!!!

  • Wew

    Thaks. You are awesome

  • b

    Doesn't wortk on Windows 7!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mikedb24

    Thanks! this has worked great!

    I had to locate my hidden files in Vista in order to locate the C:ProgramDataMicrosoftOFFICEDATA opa12.dat but I did it was fine.

  • shandor

    In windows 7 , stopped working after 60 days, deleted opa12.dat file,as suggested in the last few lines, but it just reappears imediatley after you open word again for the first time …any other ideas?

  • Anonynous

    Downloaded the Trial from the site, it stopped working a week ago, and I came across this. It works exactly like I'd like it to work. πŸ™‚

  • adlina

    didn't work

    it only stops the window that asks 4 register keys from appearing..

    but after the trial period, my microsoft office stop working and i also can not remove it or uninstall πŸ™

  • Yaya

    Hi,

    I tried it once but it didn't work.

    I then tried again and followed EVERY instruction precisely and it DOES work.

    Perfect, thanks very much

  • stef

    hello,

    i used your hack and it works in the sense that the software doesnt ask me anymore the key but i cant still use it because all the function are locked.
    do you have an idea how can i fix that?

    cheers

  • michael

    reply @

    Jan

    July 17th, 2010 06:46

    1716

    Hello,

    I used this proposed method for months now

    and each 2 months I followed this procedure

    and it always worked, but today I had to do

    it again, but it didn’t work anymore. So now

    I’m stuck…

    I tried to go for Socratis’ solution, but

    after restoring the xml file it didn’t ask

    for a key or activation. Also replacing the

    dll file didn’t work then :-s

    I’m in trouble now: what to do??? I tried to

    uninstall office, but i didn’t want to

    because “a needed file was removed or

    damaged”.

    So, would there be somebody who could help

    me, please?? I would be very grateful! I

    would not be happy having to pay Microsoft for

    their overpriced office…

    Try to unistall it this way:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928218

  • michael

    reply @

    Liz

    July 23rd, 2010 14:10

    1722

    Didn’t work for me… I could only save xml as

    a txt…

    That is correct, save it as proof.txt somewhere on the drive (Desktop etc.)

    Then use etc. Total Commander, (in TotalCMD go to "Configuration – Options – Display" and tick the box for "Show hidden/system files"

    Now you can browse through this program enywhere in your PC.

    Find the file "Proof.txt" wherever you saved it. Rename it to "Proof.XML"

    Find the old one "Proof.XML" delete the old one and copy to that place your new named "Proof.XML"

    Done

  • Liz

    Didn't work for me… I could only save xml as a txt…

  • KALASAGAR

    i had installed ms office 2007 from net in my system.how can i enter product number please inform me

  • ddd

    it says acces denied πŸ™

  • Pandora

    you are a legend dude!!!! thankyou so much!

  • what does Sacratis mean, delete always installed? I can't figure out how to delete it. It won't do anyting for me!

  • Jan

    Hai, me again

    You can forget my previous post. I use a Dutch version and I remembered that I also had changed always–>never in the nl-proof-file (instead of just the en-proof-file). So I changed that back again and then the procedure worked!

    Thank you very much Socratis!!!

    Grtz, jan

  • Jan

    Hello,

    I used this proposed method for months now and each 2 months I followed this procedure and it always worked, but today I had to do it again, but it didn't work anymore. So now I'm stuck…

    I tried to go for Socratis' solution, but after restoring the xml file it didn't ask for a key or activation. Also replacing the dll file didn't work then :-s

    I'm in trouble now: what to do??? I tried to uninstall office, but i didn't want to because "a needed file was removed or damaged".

    So, would there be somebody who could help me, please?? I would be very grateful! I would not be happy having to pay Microsoft for their overpriced office…

  • Scorcher

    @Socratis Thumbs up for you πŸ˜‰

  • Chelle

    ccccc your solution really worked,

  • Vane

    The code provided by ccccc does work, thankyou very much!

  • Sidthas

    First of all thanks for posting the info.

    I used the hack on this page and used it for the full 25 times. Now I need MS Office urgently today. The cracked MSO.dll is not working for me. I have Windows Vista. The option "Activate by telephone" is disabled for me. Please help me activate MS Office 2007. Please help.

  • tmanshur

    can anyone help me reverse a worng key some jerkoff on this site said to enter a key provided above and I did so now office won't work

  • That One Guy

    Holy friggin' crap! Thanks! I appreciate it mucho. I dun know anything about the internal crap for computer stuffs but you helped mucho with all the specifics and it was easy as heck. I am eternally grateful!

  • Marjolein

    Thank you so much for this! Worked like a spell πŸ™‚

  • ali

    thnk you very helpfull

  • ccccc

    this is a bunch of freakin crap u want ur program to work like a ful program type in DDY79-433JV-2RXGX-MQFQP-PFDH8 when it ask u too

  • stijn

    Thanks , i have been searching for an activation method for a long time, and now i have found it

  • john

    Socratis's solution using cracked mso.dll WORKS!!!

  • Socratis

    this cracks does not work for more than 25 time. Then office locks!

    Here is how you FIX it (solution!!!) for good!

    0. Run every update for your office (service pack 2 etc, or let windows update it for you as later you will not be able to take updates)

    FIX IT NOW FOR GOOD

    ——————-

    Restore XML file to original state (alwaysinstalled) and it run word or excel etc

    1. It will ask for a valid key.. Give one proper to your office edition (student-home, professional etc), there are many on the net. This Key is NOT activation, it is merely to continue.

    2. Now it will ask you for ACTIVATION (inernet or telephone). Press X (close for now) and close Word. Now you have a key but you are not activated yet. dont try activation using internet the key you have inserted is blacklisted anyway..

    3. Download cracked MSO.DLL (use google to find it search for cracked MSO.dll). Copy it replacing original file (somewhere in C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE12)

    4. Run Word again and on the activation form choose though Telephone

    5. Type 0000-000..000-0000-0000 (al zeros) and press continue, ok. That's it you have your office activated (the crackes mso.dll made it accept zeroes or anything as activation key)

    It worked for me πŸ˜‰ Maybe some update will replace cracked mso.dll in the future so avoid office updates, or at least be careful

  • ksmith

    DO NOT use this crack!!

    This Crack does appear to work for few days (..for all you saying IT WORKS, IT WORKS) but in fact after few days the Office 2k7 locks (LOCKS mean it goes to READ ONLY).

    Reversing the hack (turn the XML entry to "alwaysinstalled") is useless as you are asked to add a real key.

    This HACK does NOT NOT NOT work!! Not permanently!!

  • i couldnt find OPA12.dat file didnt work for me πŸ™

  • jnever say never

    seems work lets w8 60 days now….TY

  • Steve

    Worked perfectly for me except I couldnt find the opa12.dat file in Windows XP. I used search to find it also and apparently no file exists on my laptop. Thanks tho!

  • Maryy

    We could!!

    beem I was still full of documents to be published today and to officee tava bloqueadoo ..

    Brigadãoo! Muitoo boom

  • works

    works perfectly

  • DjDiabolik

    IT'S TRUE!!

    i have try to open/close Word 2007 some time and now all locked!!

    This solution it's a shit!

  • DjDiabolik

    On Windows 7 64 Bit every PATH and every value on Regedit it's different!!!!

    Using the SEARCH function for found the ProductID value and for found the OPA12.dat and .bak!!

    On the same folder of OPA12.dat exist another file.. don't delete it of the office suite not start anymore!

  • Vlam

    You Idiot! This isnt a Hack! More like a way to F@#$ up your office!! Thanks a lot asswipe… Seriously everyone else, this doesnt work, all it does is not show you that its a trial.

  • a

    thanks a lot

  • Mimas

    you're great !!!!! you saved my life, THANK YOU !!!!!

  • Holengard

    Nice Works for those who didnt make it i would say LOL for you haha this is great πŸ™‚

  • Jasmine

    i follow all the steps but i cannot save de xml file with never in place of alwais. ¨no6.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.¨how i do this????????pls help me

  • Jasmine

    I got to the first step of the second step but my computer can't find trhe folder.

  • didi

    looks good, but……..its realy fake!!!!

    my lappie now cant open office12, i try to setup again in 5 time, stiil doesnt work. soooooo… someony can help me

  • Annoyed user

    It only works for 25 openings. All this does is prevent it from showing the countdown, making it less useful, since you don't even know when it will stop working. If I wanted 25 uses, I would have done the basic trial, where I would have been able to see how many I had remaining. Do NOT use this! I repeat: DO NOT USE THIS. It is a crap hack, and serves no purpose to my knowledge.

  • gaurang

    i had already got trial into my laptop. so i tried in registry which was done. but when i tried in the file proof it was done but when i tried to save it says no permission……what to do now ? i have windows 7 home premium licensed version installed…

  • UNO

    i cant find the OFFICE12 at Microsoft Shared its not there.. what will i do?

  • phil

    I tried

    After entering evaluation registration key

    Did as you said

    But now Office again, just work as a viewer.

    Any help/advice there ?

    THanks a lot

  • Ron

    i did it!!! thanx

  • bagas

    thank you very much… a got it

  • Neecel

    i was unable to delete the product id? it states "Unable to delete all specified value" what should i do?

  • crw_tgn

    can someone tell me how i can takje full gran permision ? so i can save the doc¿

    thx

  • crw_tgn

    i follow all the steps but i cannot save de xml file with never in place of alwais. ¨no6.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.¨how i do this????????pls help me

  • Fadi

    same happened with me,

    I am unable to use it any more

  • srdjan

    THANK you very much, it works.greetings from Serbia

  • Roxy

    It locked my keyboard…won't allow me to type ANYTHING! HELP!

  • aa

    its not working…………

  • lila

    Thank Youuuuuuu! I can open Word 2007 Merci beaucoup c'est génial de hacker lloool !!! c'ets ma 1re lool

  • ncs

    hi all,

    i have try it but still can not work, the thing is once i lunch the Microsoft words or excel, it able to go in but it wouldn't allow me key in anything…how come like that? did i miss anything?or what i should need to check?

  • bill waterson

    this doesn't work. it just stops the notification from popping up. at the end of 60 days it will still be locked and unusable.

  • Helppp?

    When2 i go to save the file in notepad it say it cannot create the file and it says make sure the path and file name are correct! PLEASE HELP! I NEED TO USE WORD!!

  • remb

    Is this a hack that makes Office work in full functionality??

  • visitor

    Works excellent on my Trial Edition! Simple to follow and works 4VR!

  • nader

    thanks alot it worksssssssssssss

  • Geof

    Super..works like a charm! Great information!

  • nagesh

    it works!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks

  • Helper

    For everybody that is getting the Access Denied problem, please login to your computer administrator account and then do this. I am pretty sure you need to be admin, I am however not sure.

  • kilian

    can someone please tell me how to do this on windows 7 home premium? because all i get when i try to save the file it says access denied … can someone tell me what to do please?

  • Berry

    Will the microsoft office still show trial on top of the window?

  • oscar

    about deleting those file.. the last one.. im using window 7.. do i delete this 2 file OPA12.BAK and opa12.dat or 1 of it?

  • JT

    I try to save the Proof.xml but note pad says "Access Denied." Help?

  • Kevin

    You have to make sure the encoding is set to utf 8. and select all files, when it brings up "proof" right click select properties then security and so on.

    I got all of this done and when i open microsoft word i still have no access to any controls. whats up?

  • just so you know

    Yes it does remove the ‘trial’ disclaimer. BUT DOES NOT REMOVE THE COUNTER. So if you have an evaluation copy, you still only have 25 chances to open the application then expires.

  • Amanda

    How can you uninstall program later? I try to and get an error message each time I try.

  • Soraya

    this works… i just did it and it works perfectly…

    if you guys aren't being able to save it then right click on the proof file then go to properties>security

    and check the box on the users section to be able to modify the file.

    =)

  • Karateka

    Where to paste C:program files…. to ? Where is windows explorer browser? In the internet browser? What to do after downloading? Do no close screens..then click paste to brwoser and access profilexn in notepad? Please advise..

  • Jerkoff

    This shit doesn't work. I was trying it out to see but you are full of ca ca bastards. Hackin bastards

  • pam

    workss! very goodd. thank you!

  • vitor

    I could not access the address of this last step, how do I delete q asks to get the full hack? VLW, great site …

  • vitor

    do not consigui access the address of this last step, how do I delete q asks to get the full hack? VLW, great site …

  • frank jones

    doesn't work, you can't save the file anywhere

  • CrappyMS

    Wow ! i CANT FIND THE opa12.dat in MY COMP???

    how to solve this mystery case..

  • sankemax

    DOES NOT WORK.

    I've completed all steps, even the "Note step", and it still isn't working.

    Maybe i need to restart my comp, but if i do, then you should just as well write it in the steps so people won't complain for not succeeding…

  • Franz

    THIS CRACK DOESN'T WORK LONGER THAN 25 OPENINGS.

    BTW It works well before !

    After you have open Wrd/Excl 25 times, the program can not anymore be used.

    … :-(((((

  • Mat

    I'm already at step #6.

    upon saving the edited notepad to 'neverInstalled' a window prompts saying,

    Cannot create the C: … Make sure that the path and file name are correct.

    what to do next? help!

  • Imasldier

    It will not let me save the word file how do I overcome this obstacle?

  • Anonym

    That's crap, i don't know .. but i do all, what he say .. but i can't find the data to switch the Option πŸ™

  • anon

    This works but only as a temp fix. you must re do this every so often because it simply removes the pop up to let you know its a trial. after the trial is over you still do not have access.

  • John Duren

    It works 70 days and hack: (How much do what? "Squat and shoot?

  • george

    cheers man worked a charm and i am a pc tard! cheers again!!!

  • Suga

    Excellent! Works perfect. Had to save proof with admin privy's but it worked to the T!

  • dee

    I don't what to do. I change it to never, but it cant save, it said to check the path and file name … and it you said HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration{91120000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration{91120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE

    but i only had HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration{91120000-0014-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration{91120000-0031-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE

    is that still good ??

  • Tangmeister

    If you're on Windows Seven and are having trouble saving the Proof.en file, open Notepad as with Administrative privileges and try again.

  • Greyscales

    Whaddaya know? It worked! Thanks for the help! Bookmarked for future references~

  • Jenny

    I've made everything, but Office is still locked ;_;

    What to do?

  • anonymous

    Is the last "note" thing working for vista and windows 7 (meaning tested)?

  • micronoob

    says 'access denied' when I try to save the notepad file

  • it did not work it was working then it all blocked wtf

  • diana

    Hi, i'm using window vista, i followed the steps given but unable to save the proof.en file after i made the changes. pls…can u guide me how to overcome this problem. Thank you very much.

  • Nicole

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! :DDD

  • anonymous

    ive used it for about 60 days, so i tried deleting the opa12.dat file. but everytime i open up any of the microsoft programs, the file pops back into the folder. why is that? =/

  • David

    Thanks….. Thats very help me…..

  • alex

    Theres nothing in my registration folder O.o

  • loltrial

    Yes it does remove the 'trial' disclaimer. BUT DOES NOT REMOVE THE COUNTER. So if you have an evaluation copy, you still only have 25 chances to open the application then expires.

  • rash….

    Thanks a lot dude…. awesome.. keep up the good work buddy..

  • anonymous

    Omggg thank you sooo much, I thought this wasn't gonna work, I thank you so much, I didn't think you could actually do this!!! yessss!!!! TYSVM! I used the trial, and only had two days left D: lol, but yea I did this and the 'trial' thing was removed

  • Minh

    Doesn't work -.- i was able to save it and everythin. when i opened it, the product key thing didnt open luckily but i still cant type or edit anything

  • Minh

    uhh i have this error:

    "Cannot create the C:Program FilesCommon Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup ControllerProof.enProof.XML file

    Make sure that the path and file name are correct."

    plz help meh

  • helpa

    for win7 64bit it is:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoft Office12.0Registration].

  • cypher

    [quote] Note: The hack may work for 60 days only. To make this hack fully working, try to delete additional file below, probably has to be deleted every two months: [quote]

    I find this rather stupid. Either after which the 60days are over, u have to redo the "hack" and if u happend to have a valid key, your unable to get updates unless u reverse the "hack" method.

    It's not even fully activated..

  • Tibor

    thanks!!!:-bd it's worked…

  • Andy

    I LOVE YOU !

  • Pan

    Hi there

    Followed the steps exact, it no longer asks to be activated, but I'm still in 'Compatibility Mode', any help, please?

  • i m not getting how to star that proof.xml part in windows explorer work…. plsssss help me….

  • casey

    anyone know how to undo this once youve done it?

  • porche32

    Hey, does any have the same problem as me.

    I cannot find the registration file in registry, i can only find 12.0.

    By the way i use office home and student in window 7.

    Could anyone plzzzzzzzzzzzz help me

  • Sergio

    after i did the first step now the microsoft comes up like if i already passed the 25 times of using it..BUT!! i havent used it…AND!! now when i put uninstall it says that theres a file ir needs to have..anyone has that file?? if u do send it to me and tell me where to put it

  • khalid

    i need the MS enterprise 2007 serial number please send me

  • i mean Jason (WOW off BAD)

  • if u cant save it first save on desktop then drag in to folder.(Had same problem alex)

  • Jason

    I can't save the Proof.xml file for some reason, can anyone help?

  • Seth

    Thank you the registry edit part + the XML file worked. another website left out the regedit part.

  • feli

    it works! Thanks for sharing~~~

  • Marko

    Hi I've tried this and everything works but Office still locks after about 30 seconds…

    I can type in work for about 20 30 seconds then it completely locks again.. Any ideas? cheers.

  • Mike

    When performing the very last step: Deleting the "opa12.dat" file. It pops right up again and blocks the trial. Any suggestions to deter this from happening? Thank you

  • alex

    i went through the registry editor, and found the file, but there isn't anything in there called Digital product id or product id. any sugesstions

  • Aaron

    WARNING:

    After hacking office 2007 you must either disable automatic updates or just manually check each Microsoft Office update each time automatic update runs.

    This is very important, if you allow updates Office will lock and you will have to manually uninstall each file.

  • Muffinius

    This tut is really great. I tried it and it works, the activation isn't asked anymore! I hope it won't come up after the 60 days again! Thank you! πŸ™‚

  • Jen

    It was locked, tried deleting the file so I could save it, and just deleting proof.xml seemed to take care of it πŸ™‚

  • sopana

    every time i try windows installer comes and recrates the files any help?

  • Aaron

    It seems to be working perfectly I did it to my sisters computer two days ago and it is still working, I will report back in a week.

  • jannet

    give me the fucken product key bitch

  • Jack

    Thanks bro, very grateful

  • srinivas j

    hi,

    Thank u very much….

  • cookie

    Totally won't worek.Steve..can u explain a bit cleaer for non-comp minded female please? whats opa12.bat??? My outlook workrd B4..now all is blocked!

  • jay

    It worked for me too!

    I have windows 7 home edition and office 2007.

    Thank you very much.

  • steve

    guys i've got it working on windows 7!! you need to follow the program files x86 path for the proof file! I got it working without entering a product key or activation code of any description and i just make the effort to delete the file opa12.bat every now and again as i assume that this is how it works out how many times you have used the program. If you delete the whole folder then it just reinstalls again and takes more time, so just delete the file.

  • Andrew

    I downloaded the trial version of MS OFFICE 20007 Professional and the file:

    C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE12Office Setup ControllerProof.en

    no longer exists. Did they do away with it or place it somewhere else?

  • Anonymous

    Cool…. but I have office that the trial already expired and I still can't edit :(…

  • riyadi

    as easy as 123..

    thanks

  • Vermmz

    After the trial has finshed. it freezes your office how do u delet the file?

  • SMITH

    as i do firstly to change always installed to never installed now it is locked and not provide any change or unistall software ms office2007 what to do?

  • Luca

    lao and Dan, Office 2007 expires after 25 times also on Windows XP Service Pack 2 (2004) and with a setup program file that was last modified on January 15th 2007, that is before this article was posted; then I exclude your hypothesis. In addition, I did several tests on virtual machine with RegShot, trying (after applying this hack) to restore previous files and registry keys between start and start of Word 2007, but unsuccessfully; so I believe it is very difficult to hack it. In any case, Office 2010 is coming soon, so it will need restarting all again! (per i fan di Amici: viva Emma!)

  • SjompA

    You can also install office with a illegal product key and then dont install updates for office.

  • lao

    yes, Dan is right, it do wont work no longer, actually, it works only for few days, but after that it won't work anymore. This "hack" is being around for such a long time that MS must have done something. It would need a new workaround to make it works again.

  • Dan

    This system of hacking a trial office 2007 seems to be patched by microsoft as it worked previously and has now stopped working because the 'DATA' file in windows 7 keeps on reinstalling itself once office is reopened. is there anyway to get around this?

  • Glive

    thanks, it worked.

  • Brittney

    Thanks πŸ™‚ It worked! The only thing was I didnt know how to take ownership over that file but I looked up how to take ownership and then it worked =D

  • Mamzelsawyer

    From my side, it does not work …

  • priyesh

    It works for me…thanks a lot..

  • pc

    how to get full acsses like copy paste

  • The_lost_pen

    Dude … thank you … life saver ….

  • Tom

    it worked for me until the trial finished so i deleted the file that u said to delete every two months and it still wont let me do anything

  • david

    how do i "take ownership and grant full access permission to yourself before able to modify the file"? i tried to save it but it keeps saying "access denied"

  • Qaj

    You guys are awesome – Was very apprehensive as the steps were very easy – easier than jailbreaking iphone through a s/w, had installed Office 2007 trial with a product key however, it did work superbly, sometimes get a prompt for the serial code, other wise able to use all the features.

  • Abby

    It worked for me.

    Thanks

  • Richard A S

    I bought my teenage daughter a nice 4 Gig Acer laptop for Christmas with Windows 7 and a 60 day trial Office 2007 already installed. Also bought an Office 2007 for three –machines for the family. I set the laptop up for her. At the prompt I activated Office using the activation code of the fully licensed Office 2007. The instructions indicated that I didn’t need to reinstall. I thought all was well. Wrong!

    Initially Office worked fine, but after awhile she started getting the warning that the trail period was nearly over. She and her sister put the full product’s activation code in a second time. M$ was again happy for awhile, but now those same messages are re-appearing. How do I stop this pestering and get a permanent load?

    Besides the annoyance of having to hunt around the house once again to find the darn Office CD, I’m starting to worry that this may be using up more than one of my 3-computer licenses! I haven’t gotten around to loading Office 7 on any other computer yet – I should still have two valid loads left, but I wonder. Thought?

  • Lily

    Nul

  • Michael

    Hello,

    I messed up the whole file, it won't work and i don't know what the orriginal file supposed to say. could someone help me out? i need to know what the file proof.en says in the word file so i can change it back again. now i'm unable to delete microsoft office because of the changes i made, please help me out!

  • R

    Not Working… πŸ™

  • I just installed the trial version, i have windows xp, i could not find the opa12.dat file, can anyone let me know what will be the path for this file?

  • 1234

    Worked for me, at least for now. This is the third time I've done this I think and, despite some problems with every attempt, each one always works out in the end.

  • Murdered

    Okaay this sucks big time!

    It only worked for two weeks ¬__¬

    I've tried deleting that .dat file..

    but it keeps coming back so I gave up trying…

    But I really need Powerpoint!!

    Is Open Office exactly the same as Microsoft Office?

    In that case I'll use that..

    Does anyone have any idea of that?

  • Oksey

    i did the steps but it doesn't work.when i write something it says that the modification is not allowed because the selection is locked…what should i do?also,the document opens but doesn't ask for the product key.if in future i get the product key for the full trial,what should i do to get taht prompt?please replyyy!!

  • Tahir

    This did not work for me as well.

    This is pointless. Try using Open Office instead which is completely free.

  • B

    The hack worked for awhile and then everything became read only. I realized it stopped working because the opa12.dat file keeps appearing on its own whenever I delete it and reopen an office 7 program.

    Is there a way to permanently delete the opa12.dat file?

  • buhundorg

    I'm using Vista and can't find ProductId and DigitalproductId can I do this step???????? Everything else has worked fine up to that point. Thanks!

  • randelung

    This DOES work – BUT:

    you have to install with a product key (entering one later doesn't work) and then remove it over regedit. Get the key from youtube or something, it doesen't have to be activated, just confirmed as a valid key by the installation.

  • Murdered

    You're a life saver!

  • D

    It worked fine by me a few weeks ago (2 weeks ago) and now in doesnt work anymore i deleted te file opa12.dat but is doesnt do anything, anyone help?

  • jason

    Hey, I did the crack it worked but now my office is in "read only/compatible mode" or something….I use vista but can't find the folder C:ProgramDataMicrosoftOFFICEDATA

    cant find the file opa12.dat when i search either

  • Ali

    Its works fine, useful help, thanks

  • Jamie

    Just download Open Office. It's better than Microsoft Office anyway.

    Oh and if you're stuck with "access is denied" Vermz, then you need to log in as the administrator (not your user name with administrative privileges, because you're still restricted) by activating the administrator account by using elevated command prompt (run as administrator). I forget the actual command. Google it.

  • Adrian

    Im sure this is a great hack, but i'm stuck in this one spot.

    C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE12Office Setup ControllerProof.en

    Once I get to the Office Setup Controller folder there is no Proof.en file. In the that folder there is no Proof.en file, there is nothing.

    What should I do? What did I do wrong?

    Im stuck please help

  • Tony
  • elefoh

    DO NOT USE. Bloody useless! After 25 times your office applications still don't work. All office applications turn into read-only viewers and don't allow editing of any documents or sending of any email. This poorly checked cheat should be removed so nobody else's time is wasted. Remove using Windows Installer Clean-Up and then reinstall a decent copy. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

  • Vermz
  • Vermz

    In the information it says

    C:ProgramDataMicrosoftOFFICEDATA

    needs to be deleted every two months

    when u search that on the computer using vista two files come up do you delet both files in that folder or do u delet the folder called 'data'?

  • Hans

    its simpel

    input your serial

    run it and update it

    del c:windowssystem32OGACheckControl.dll

    del c:windowssystem32OGAAddin.dll

    or moore OGA….DLL files

    reboot

    have fun

  • Steven

    Cant't get the activate button to work in Word, any ideas? Thanks.

  • chris

    ATTENTION READ THIS:THIS IS A HACK TO FOOL YOU THE ONLY THING IT DOES IS IT WILL HIDE THE WORD TRIAL (FIRST) SECOND:YOU WONT BE ABLE TO UNINSTALL THE TRIAL EXCEPT IF YOU CHANGE BACK THE NEVER INSTALLED BY ALWAYSINSTALLED…WITH A CAPITAL A AND I AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH WORD SO BASICALLY U GOT FKED

    I TRIED IT LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE DONT BE FOOLED UNLESS YOU WANNA LOSE UR TIME

  • Axions

    Thanks, this hack works like a treat. For everyone who is battling in vista, follow the steps on the regedit. Then, instead copy pasting C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE12Office Setup ControllerProof.en

    into the search bar go to accessories find notepad and right click on it. Run the program as administrator. Then go file > open and follow the above file structure. If you get to proof.en and there is nothing in it change file type from .txt to all.

    I'm a n00b myself, so I hope this helps.

  • chadani

    how do i change the always installed part to never install one

    please dude help…

    asap plz

    i really need it

  • Nik

    Great-it works!!!!!!!!Nice thinking

  • PlainJane

    cant do it…it always needs a convertion blah blah, and it is locked i cant type into it..

  • Jon

    I've tried this multiple times. I am able to save the proof.xml file however it still prompts me and after deleting the data file when I go to reopen it. It re-installs it.please help

  • JD

    Thanks – it finally worked after I read some more of the problem comments. For anyone having trouble on vista, I had to right click on Proof.en > Properties then under General, I had to click on the Read-only box to deselect it. Then I had to go to the Security tab, click on Edit, then click on Users in the top box and Full Access in the bottom box and Apply, as previously recommended. Then I was allowed to save without problem. Thanks for the help! Working on a dissertation and prof won't accept openoffice files πŸ˜›

  • Athena

    I tried to use your suggestion, but I could not get to C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE12Office Setup ControllerProof.en because there was nothing under "OFFICE12" – a few small files but no subfolders. I have Windows Vista. Any idea what I can do?

  • T

    They either fixed this today, or I just ran out of trials (25).

    I did everything on this page like last week and nothing works now.

  • Andrew Wilson

    You must of done something wrong then because it has worked for me

  • Hugh

    This doesn't work.

    Have tried SO many times.

    I cant save proof.en

  • Ben

    worked but then locked functions

  • brent

    ok i have windows vista and tried to edit the file in NOTEPAD but would not let me save so i used WORDPAD and worked this might help a few ppl

  • Patrick Lee

    I followed the steps and it worked. But after opening MS Office 25 time the functionality features were disabled. What do I do?

  • kevin

    please i did this but rigth now i cant type or edit any file. it is telling me that "this modification is not allowed because the selection is locked"

  • Jim

    I have followed all directions and deleted the "data" folder. When I open Outlook it installs office standard 7 and recreates the DATA folder and only lets me work in read only. Any other ideas to refresh the 60 days? (Using Vista on an Acer laptop.)

  • vicky

    thanks a lot worked great but only for word! i can't use all the other programs in office 2007 PLEASE HELP???

  • Ernst

    Hello, i've deleted all the necessary product keys and modified the proof.xml file and it worked for about 3 months, although Microsoft word now locks itself. I try to delete the files deleted in this folder C:ProgramDataMicrosoftOFFICEDATA but they always manage to come back and lock microsoft office. help please!!!!!!

  • Ben

    brilliant tnx so much worked perfectly first time legends

  • Orhan

    THANK YOU yesssss IT WORKED

  • Deen

    i followed the steps as it is mentioned but when i try to type anything in microsoft word it says "this modification is not allowed because the selection is locked"

  • mike

    OMG!! IT WORKED!! You saved me from the semester from hell!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!

  • andi

    Thank you so much, it works, do I have to delete this command :C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataMicrosoftOFFICEDATAopa12.dat" to activated every 2 month? but anyway, thank you.

  • April

    Excuse me,

    but the instructions provided will not allow me

    to delete the two values.

    May I be offered any assistance?

  • Deepu

    Cut the file proof.xml and paste it on desktop , try making the changes , it will allow, once done , copy it back to the original path. It worked for me πŸ™‚

  • Roxy

    Hi, i followed all these instructions and it will not let me save the changes to the file in note pad. It says it cannot create the file, and make sure the path and file name are correct.

    Roxy

  • babs

    this works..jeez..these guys are smarrrrrrrrrrrrrrt

  • Shimool

    I tried your last instructions and it still wouldn't work. I did everything as mentioned in the article as well as your last update of creating that .bat file. I run the file but it doesn't delete the DATA folder. If I delete it manually, starting office creates it and it gets locked again

  • galatea

    sorry, i wrote in spanish πŸ™‚

    thank you, you're amazing!!

    i was becoming crazy looking for a key πŸ˜‰

  • galatea

    muchiiiisimas thanks I was going crazy looking like crack
    genial;)

  • Kjersti

    I can't find DigitalProductID or ProductID.. What do I do then?

  • the Proof.XML trick did work until 60 days are up, so I tried deleting the DATA folder but Microsoft Word keeps recreating it… is there any way to get past this hurdle?

  • DJ

    Nope, I try that deleting DATA directory, it still recreate the folder immeditely

    WHy ??? How to stop recreating it

  • JY

    Hmm… the Proof.XML trick did work until 60 days are up, so I tried deleting the DATA folder but Microsoft Word keeps recreating it… is there any way to get past this hurdle?

  • Gil

    it was working for me until the trial period was over, i followed the instruction and deleted the "C:ProgramDataMicrosoftOFFICEDATA" directory… when i reopen ms word…it does go thro "re-install" part… the DATA directory is there again and i can ONLY READ files

    please give me some help

  • Neko

    Dude..i got screwed over in step 3

    Navigate to the following registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration

    Theres no Regsitration subfolder -_-

  • Zed

    can anyone help me? mine only shows:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftOffice12.0MsoExample and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftOffice12.0Usersettings. i really need to do an important project, hope sum1 cud help me. much appreciated =)

  • Raj

    Eric,

    Though that was a nice idea, it doesnt work cuz, next time u start a MS office appln, it will start a re-installation process and recreate DATA folder & the two files in it. And, the same state of "locked" condition remains.

  • vtxhue

    OMG im using many 'one'

  • vtxhue

    For Daren

    you just can't save like that

    first copy it and paste in another place like desktop.

    then, change the COPIED ONE

    finally, delete the original one and replace the copied one.

    ya`

  • darren

    it wont let me save the neverinstalled when i opened it in note pAD….using vista pls help asap my kids need it for homework

  • AK

    hi guys

    i did everything like its said,

    but now when i start any office application it installs itself again and the data directory is beein reinstalled.

    is there any other way to mae this hack permanent?

  • Megan

    okay um, i did everything this told me to do and a few months later i open it again and it says "This modification is not allowed because the selection is locked" so i tried to delete C:ProgramDataMicrosoftOFFICEDATA again, but it was already deleted… help??

  • sly

    what if we just delete the entire register key?

  • Cees,

    go to xml property security, gice your username full acces then apply.

    go back and change the data and save.

    succes

  • sidrad

    Thanks, I have followed the instructions and I no lonfer get asked for the product key when opening office. One problem though, it appears to be read only? Have I missed something?

  • cees

    In windows 7 i keep getting: access denied after trying to save changed xml file. is there a way around this.

  • Matt

    What if ProductID and DigitalProductID wernt there in the first place but its still locked?

  • lindsey

    Thanks, great explanation!!

  • Eric Brown

    Morty open notepad. Enter rmdir /s /q “C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataMicrosoftOFFICEDATA” then do a save as "filename.bat". Then save it somewhere. Create a scheduled task by choosing browse find your .bat file then schedule it to run once every 2 months from the date you installed it. The file in the "DATA" directory keep track of how long you have been using the trial version. So you run my batch file and it deletes the directory and the next time you open an office program it will look like you just installed it and have open it for the first time. When that happens Office looks for that DATA directory and and doesn't find it. So it recreates it along with the files within and your 60 trial starts all over.

  • Eric Brown

    Morty, read my post again. Its impossible to delete the actuall files. You have to delete the "DATA" directory. In my post you will find the command syntax you must use in order to delete the directory.

  • Luca

    I have read the comment of January 3rd 2010, and I'd like to have some more explanations. I want to ask Remo for which DLL I have to replace in C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOffice12 and which other DLL I have to put instead it. Thanks.

    —-

    Ho letto il commento del 3 gennaio 2010, e vorrei avere qualche spiegazione in più. Voglio chiedere a Remo quale DLL devo sostituire in C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOffice12 e quale altra DLL devo mettere al suo posto. Ho scritto in italiano perché credo che Remo, avendo scritto in italiano, non comprenda l'inglese. Grazie.

  • Morty

    hhmmm, mine was working fine and then when the first 60days ran out it has stopped letting me type anything in word. I have deleted the .bat file to no avail. Help please

  • matas

    damn haha thanks it really works. i thought that it just would npt work haha thank you so much man. i really apresiate it.

  • Eric Brown

    Actually my last post was not entirely correct. You can rename the directory, but the very next time you launch any office program it looks for the DATA directory and recreates it, along with the files .dat and .bak contained within. These files keep a record of how many days the office suite has been in use. Within Windows it is impossibe to delete these files due to the fact that they are system files and also hidden. So I created a batch file to remove the directory once every two months (60 day trial). So once every two months the DATA directory along with the files within is deleted and recreated and the 60 day trial is restarted. Then upon opening any office program, it behaves as if it was the first time it has been launched and is normal and completely unlocked for another 2 months. And as far as I can tell it is possible to download office updates as long as you are within your trial period. So in this case you always are. The command syntax I used is as follows:

    rmdir /s /q "C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataMicrosoftOFFICEDATA"

    Pleae understand that this information is intended for testing and experimention. It is illegal to pirate software.

  • lynn

    Thank you so much! The directions were perfect and easy! Thanks!

  • Eric Brown

    I did find a way to keep from having to delete the file from C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataMicrosoftOFFICEDATA It was impossible to remove the Read Only attribute, so I renamed the "DATA" folder and everything works like a charm.

  • Puzzled

    "…with no product key, proceed… without prompting for activation." I followed.

    It's true. It didn't prompt me. It locked after being opened for 25 times…

  • Maybee

    Hi,

    I did it all and the registry window does not show up any more but the program does not work fully, what can I do? (win7)

  • Billy Mac.

    Worked like a charm for me as well. I downloaded the trial, never even opened it till after I edited the xml file, even updated to the latest sp and everything before I edited xml and WALA works awesome now! On Vista Business OS.

    Thanks

  • Great write up works perfect .Windows 7 update files are located here instead of locations above for Vista and XP.

    REGISTRY KEY:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration{90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}

    XML FILE:

    C:Program Files (x86)Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller

  • cherliz

    neat little trick. just installed a trial version. if it expires I'll try this out and report back.

  • Shanga

    Found it to work for a couple of days then features lock up. Running windows7. Help please

  • Soch

    Hey, thanks a lot!

  • Elen

    It keeps telling me the access is denied, but I'm the computer administrator.. What do I do?

  • d

    thanks, worked great, but note that the trial has to be the downloaded one, not any "trials" that come installed on your computer. There wont be a Proof.en folder if you do it try it with that

  • Piccola

    Also noticed, when you try to open any of the Microsoft applications, you might receive the message inquiring to input the Serial Key numbers, or prompt for activation like the writer mentioned above.. I got it and thought it didn't work, so just ignore it and close it, then you will be able to use your application.

    Thanks!

  • Piccola

    Sorry, I forgot to thank the person that created this article.

    Thank you so much!!!!!

  • Piccola

    It does work!!!! It gave me that message error that Nick mentioned, but what I did was "Save as" and then changed the name to 1, make sure you save it in the same location, and that's it!

    Let me know if you need any help..

  • Cuamba Reis Joanisse

    I reapetd several time a wrong Product Key, and my Office has locked I want to activate it.

    I have the product key now

  • wow.. it work.. thx man..

  • Aditto

    Thank you a million times over.

    You just saved my ass from trying to download a crack from somewhere.

    Long live mate.

  • Halim

    i wwnt thru all the steps bt the features wont wrk

  • nick

    I keep getting an error when i try to save the note pad. "make sure path and file names are correct" I don't change any of that? can someone please help me

  • remo

    questo hack non funziona, crea solo dei problemi, per crackare office 2007 basta sostituire una dll nella cartella

    C:/Program files/Common Files/microsoft Shared/ Office12 folder

  • Chintan K

    Whoever came up with this trick – Man, you really rock.!!! Its working great. The steps are pretty simple and has great results.

    Ive got to use this for a while to see if its a permanent fix or not, either ways… Im glad you made it work by just changing 2 words.

  • harry

    sir , have worked ou evrthing but here's a problem . In , regitory editor , I GET :

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration{91120000-0014-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}

    AND

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration{91120000-0031-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}

    BUT in both i didnt get any productID and digital prOductID……. There's one valueand thatis CURRENT : TQJAEMAU………

    WAT ahuld i do?

    pls reply soon

  • Sher

    It really is perfect. Thanks, saved me. heheheh. Everything worked out, worked well! Greetings Brazilian.

  • Zacharias

    Dont works for me. If I do this and then try to start the Office it shows me: Microsoft Office was not installed for the actual user. Please start Setup, to install this program

    What now? Sorry for my english, i am from austria.

  • nitchi

    works!!! thanks!

  • sji

    @vip

    what is the procedure to install the product key?

    I hvae downloaded the rar and extracted which again contains a rar, the one it requires a password to open!

  • work perfectly, thanks very much. to edit proof.xml you must copy the file and paste wherever u want, edit, then replace in the orohinal source ( C:ProgramDataMicrosoftOFFICEDATA )

  • vip

    http://depositfiles.com/files/u4hdq1cu9 <== key for all versions OFFICE

  • Miles

    opa12.dat

    Is what I meant.

  • Miles

    …/DATA/opa.dat

    Keeps coming back when I delete it.

  • Damian

    Your`re a genious !!!!

    Works perfeclty fine !!

    Thanks for saving me usd 400 !!!

    I`m from Argentina !!

    Best regards for all of you !!

  • Its not found……

  • help me out

    i did all the procedures, but it doesnt not allow me to make the change to the proof.xlm file.

  • help me out

    i did everything, but it doesnt allow me to save the change in the notepad. =(

  • Thomas

    Works perfectly

  • Woods

    I have almost gotten everything worked out, except, i cant see the ProductId and DigitalProductID in my registry. I have two computers one with xp and one vista. On Xp i had no problem but idk why i cant find those two files in vista. But anyway great post πŸ˜€

  • Evgen

    thanks, working

  • Yogesh

    woh its working very nice thanks

  • JonnyAces

    Thanks for the tip! worked without a hitch.

  • Ash

    for file c: Program Files commentary files …. Proof.XML.

    Change the trick always installed for: neverinstalled, then save your file in my documents, then there's copy and paste the file in the folder or file is original. delete the original file …

    J, hoping that I could help a bit …

    A +
    A+

  • Dr.Mimo

    Wow….that realy worked pretty, but i have to wait to know if it is working for a limited period or not.

    *Note:

    u have to copy the Proof.XML and paste it on the desk top so u can edit it, then place it back.

  • Hello,
    but I tried (can not create file c:Program Filescommen files….Proof.XML.

    Then there a solution??

    thank you bcp

    @+++

  • omar

    It works for a limited period, then Windows updates disable MS Office so it's read-only.

  • Amir

    Is there a way to switch back to Office 2003, now when I can not use 2007 any more?

  • i was try but not working…

  • Joe

    Hey would this system work for other programs?

  • Tony

    1 moer thing. I can't find the application data folder in C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataMicrosoftOFFICEDATAopa12.dat

    I use Windows XP Media Edition

  • Tony

    Oh and I changed the neverInstalled to AlwaysInstalled to see if my trial was expired and it said it was. I put the neverInstalled back on. Everything is still locked.

  • Tony

    hey guys I did the hack thing and it worked for once, but after I closed the powerpoint without saving and reopened, all the tools and everything locked. I tried with all the other office programs they all locked. Someone plz reply and help? thx

  • Joel

    I followed the steps and had Office 2007 working fine for around a month before it randomly locked one day.

    When using Windows 7 the files opa.dat and opa.bak reinstall themselves into the path stated above.

    How do I delete these and unlock my office?

  • Amir

    My trial version has expired, and I am now searching for the "opa12.dat" file that is supposed to be deleted, but I can not seem to find it. Help?

  • xDDD thank you so much! it worked!! πŸ˜€

  • as7

    Can you do this for all the office free trial downloads??

  • Hamada

    Really there is no word can describe my thanks for you

  • manou

    thanks for the guide!

    i've followed all steps intill HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration{91120000-0031-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE

    but here,

  • Rabby

    This is awesome. Thanks mate! πŸ™‚

  • njds13

    yes same thing happened to me just as WarpedFirgure but guess what? For me it got locked in a week! I was terrified to see that I cannot even uninstall now, but then WarpedFirgure solution worked…thanks…so now again that window pops up asking for the product key……have to find a solution to this soon!

  • Ian

    Cool, looks like this should do it seeing as it got rid of the annoying (trial) stuff.

  • WarpedFirgure

    DO NOT USE THIS, if you have used this and it screwed u over after around 4-5 months, please copy and paste this comment. After 4-5 months, it becomes locked again and is impossibe to unintall because it says the file is corrupted. Fortuatly, someone has found a solution to this.

    Stormy

    November 10th, 2009 11:17

    1390

    Actaully I found out how to fix this.

    Thanks to @Venkat

    Reverse the change in Proof.XML in the following folder on XP.

    C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE12Office Setup ControllerProof.en

    Need to change neverInstalled to AlwaysInstalled. make sure you use Upper case A.

    Then you should be able to uninstall it from AControl Panel->Add or Remove Programs

    .

  • Jerry

    I cannot even get to the proof.xml file, it does not show up in my office 12 folder anywhere, the only thing that shows in OFFICE12 are 4 .dll files. HELP!

  • Mini_Gangster7

    You just have to save it on the desktop abd then move it in tothe folder

  • george

    im using windows 7 and it wont let me save the proof.xml. help?

  • mhmhh

    not working anymore, you cant use microsoft office 2007 if you "crack" this so

  • Joshua Carter

    Wow This is the best im realy happy now!

  • wonderwomen

    I have microsoft office on my comp but the trial ran out. I don't have a CD, so if i do the first set of steps will i still be okay? Do i need to redownload the program?

  • tmorales

    Lauren: hold down the shift key while right clicking the file.

  • muhammad

    proof_hack_automated_patcher_v2.4

    * fixed XP compitable
    http://www.mediafire.com/?roremmbmw22

  • Joel

    I can get to the edit stage of Proof.xml but it wont let me save it.

    I'm using windows 7, how do i grant myself access to do this?

  • Lauren

    When I got the the step where you right click proof.XML, I don't have the option to "open with". I don't know what to do now. Help?

  • Oskar

    Hi, first of thanks for the guide! But i'm not sure i know what to do.. I have windows vista with SP2. Word 2007. I had it for 60 days working and then it expired so i think i must have a serial.

    I've found one key called:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration{91120000-0031-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE

    But there isn't any keys called DigitalProductID or ProductID in that "folder". The only key that seems to resemble some sort of serial is "Current" that has a value TBQJAxxxx (very long). Should I remove this key? If i open it up the value is empty however..

  • Heidi

    I have windows Vista and when I get to step 3 (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.)

    There is no "other program" option.

    It will only allow me to open the folder, and to open the Command Prompt.

    Help!!! πŸ™‚

  • Cors

    Hi, I downloaded the Free Microsoft Office Professional 2007 trial version, but i can't install it. I need product key, anyone knows where to get the product key? Thank you.

  • Justin

    Good work! Works like a charm!

  • Mozo

    dude, it worked.

  • Sara Falange

    thank you so so much, this helped alot. it worked very easily.

    Thankss!!!

  • liam

    every time i do this it prompts me to the installer wizard and when it finished its locked again and the files C:ProgramDataMicrosoftOFFICEDATA are back. please help

  • mart

    It works. Just follow above steps.

  • mamal

    I liked it, Thanks

  • zach

    thanks mate, it bloody works

  • zen

    hey man thanks i removed their activation key required message following your instructions but my documents are still locked for typing. how to unlock it to use it.

  • emil

    I tried but now it keeps asking me to enter a product key whenever I open Microsoft Word, it is very disgusting, please help how can I get rid of this?…..

  • Louise

    How can I "take ownership and grant full access permission" to myself in Windows Vista please ? Thanks.

  • u r gr8, amazing.

  • Shatally

    Wow! Works just fine for Windows Vista. Thanks loads!

  • new version 2.3
  • nimd4

    The comments span from May 21st, 2007 16:40 until November 24th, 2009 02:16 & you guys are still asking questions; When all you gotta do is read, ffs.

  • Thiago

    worked just great…..easy…..lets see now after 2 months though……txs a lot bro for the insight on this………………

  • Max
  • muhid

    I already follow above instruction, but microsoft office 2007 ( windows xp) still couldn't modify.

    help me please?

  • marcus

    Same here, as Mario&Ludo, and I'm not a newbie. Any help please?? I'm in panic

  • Ron

    hey,

    I have windows vista and after getting to office12 folder cant find the officesetupcontroller thing need help…

  • Cheekysneeky

    Works great! Thanks, you saved me a bunch of money I don't have!

  • Ludo

    Same as Mario, I cannot use Office 2007 anymore after one month using office 2007 with the hack.

    Anyone has an idea ?

    Thanks

  • Mario

    Can't make it work.

    After about two weeks (yes, 2 weeks) since I purchased the Pc and installed MS Office, the system went into "locked mode", where I can view everything, but can't write or modify anything.

    I use Windows Vista 64bit; I downloaded Proof_hack_automated_patcher_v2.2 but it can't find ProductID anywhere (there isn't one)

    Proof are patched correctly; opa12.dat is created every time I launch an office application

    Can you help me?

    Thank you very much for your efforts

  • VistaBoy

    Wow man. Thanks! It worked like a charm.

  • soemar

    ok,

    i have try and no problem

    thanks

  • xenos54

    gee.. this is a big help.. thanks a lot!

  • Zara

    Heya,

    Used this on my old laptop running vista for ages and it worked perfectly. Now with a new laptop running windows 7, there doesn't seem to be a proof.en file. Any word on how to hack this one?

    Cheers!

  • alex

    wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!! it actually worked,! this is the first crack that ACTUALLY worked thank you thank you thank you

    =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D

  • ampy_dumpy

    + Proof_hack_automated_patcher_v2.2

    + http://www.filedropper.com/desktop_12

  • Luis

    Hello I found the registration but the number is: {91120000-002F-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE also I cant delete Digital Product ID and Product ID, Help me Please, I dont know What to do Thank

  • ampy_dumpy

    + Proof_hack_automated_patcher_v2.1

    + http://www.filedropper.com/desktop_11

  • ampy_dumpy

    v2 of my program πŸ˜›
    +now take ownership on both registry key'sfile's
    +more compatible with 64bit
    +new way to locate where proof.XML file are πŸ˜›
    +some fixe's bla bla

  • Fubeca

    ALERT!!!

    Hey guys the SP2 install screws this up. I had it running on W7 just fine, but I had automatic updates turned on. All at once it installed all SP2 updates and some security updates for Office 2007. With them installed the crack doesn't work anymore. I can manually remove most updates buy the SP2 update I cannot unistall. Any thoughts? Is there a tool to bypass this?

  • Joseph

    rubish!!!! if you don't want to mess up your pc downlaod the trial and selectect your job role as web adminstrater/admin it gives you the key!

  • rush

    i want to install the ms office not working so what to do? thakyou

  • Stormy

    Actaully I found out how to fix this.

    Thanks to @Venkat

    Reverse the change in Proof.XML in the following folder on XP.

    C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE12Office Setup ControllerProof.en

    Need to change neverInstalled to AlwaysInstalled. make sure you use Upper case A.

    Then you should be able to uninstall it from AControl Panel->Add or Remove Programs

    .

  • Stormy

    Yeah, I can't uninstall it from my computer. I have vista. Someone help!

  • TMX

    No registration file to be found. Found the Proof file but unable to save it after making changes. Attempts to save the proof after changing results in error telling me to make sure the path and file name are correct. I also gave myself ownership of the file but no change.

    Using Vista.

  • Ymor

    It's really helpful ! Thank you so much.

  • benson

    Doesn't work with Windows 7… Tried to update the file but access was denied… so did it in safe mode.. still no luck… office is unusable….

    Got Office 2007 pre-installed on my viao.. any updates???

    I also think there is a proof.exe file some where maybe thats why….

    help.. thanks

  • Sara

    thank you!!! easy as pie πŸ™‚

  • Luiz Parreira

    Pode ser que funcione assim no XP. No Sevem (7) n

  • australian

    nice, perfect, 100% recommended:-)

  • william

    NICE IT WORKED THX MAN πŸ™‚

  • thats really cool

  • Jay

    anyone know how to uninstall this now having tried the fix as it is now saying that there is a file missing. I want to try and delete all registration data and program files and then try reinstall

  • caro

    does anyone know what all that code is about posted by ampy dampy?

  • ajay reddy

    it isn't working man, after doing the whole thing it still is running in the reduced functionality mode…..cmon guys, keep up with microsoft, i want to beat the shit out of bill gates.

  • caro

    add:

    Word + excel working

    over 60 days ago I installed the student version – then upgraded the trial to small business so had both on my system.

    It seems my student trial is working (can use word/excel) however the SMall Business Trial is not – so cant use outlook and publisher.

    Have checked all the original changes and they stand the same – have also tried deleting the OPA12.dat file – but it just reappears as soon as I try to open an office program.

  • caro

    this also worked for me – but only for 4 days! Today programs open with no activation prompt BUT I cant use them. Anyone have a new fix for this? I'm guessing microsoft is playing catchup with the cracks. thanks.

  • Venkat

    I was able to uninstall after it locked up.

    I have followed these steps, it worked fine for one day and locked up.

    I have reversed the change in Proof.XML in the following folder on XP.

    C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE12Office Setup ControllerProof.en

    Need to change neverInstalled to AlwaysInstalled. make sure you use Upper case A.

    Then you should be able to uninstall it from AControl Panel->Add or Remove Programs

    .

  • Venkat

    I was able to uninstall after it locked up.

    I have followed these steps, it worked fine for one day and locked up.

    I have reversed the change in Proof.XML in the following folder on XP.

    C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE12Office Setup ControllerProof.en

    Need to change to make sure you use Upper case A.

    Then you should be able to uninstall it from AControl Panel->Add or Remove Programs.

  • Siberya

    Thank you very much but I havea problem!

    I have Vista and it doesn't save the file proof… what I have to do?

  • sidney

    nvm i did sumtin better i just del all proof and now i dont have to configure.thnx for tellin me how

  • sidney

    ummmm it wont save proof how do i take ownership?

  • Anie

    Thanks for the tutorial. I was wondering, i want to hack the 30 trial version of an opera 3. I know its an old version, but i had interest in it. I installed it from a pc magazine cd. Is there a way to also hack it like the microsoft office?

  • Nick

    Hi mate,

    Thanks for this code but How do i exactly use it?

    Runing XP Pro SP3

    Thanks

  • ampy_dampy

    :: now use VBS script to send msg

    :: damn vista πŸ˜›

    :: start ::

    :: save all this crap as .cmd file

    @echo off & cls & title Proof_hack_test_file

    : check right's

    reg query HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftOffice12.0>nul 2>&1 & if errorlevel 1 reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoftOffice12.0">nul 2>&1

    if errorlevel 1 cls & echo. & call :msg Office 2007 not installe'd on ur 'system' & exit /b

    net user "%USERNAME%" | find /i "admin">nul

    if errorlevel 1 cls & echo. & call :msg u don't have an 'administration' right's & exit /b

    cls & echo. & call :clean_var

    : case of uninstall

    if exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg" (

    for /f "tokens=*" %%a in ('dir /a /b "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controllerproof*" ^| find /i "Proof."') do (

    if exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%%aproof.tmp" del /q /f /a "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%%aproof.xml"

    if exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%%aproof.tmp" ren "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%%aproof.tmp" *.xml

    )

    if exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg" regedit /s "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg"

    if exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg" del /q /f /a "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg"

    if /i "%*"=="/repair" cls & echo. & call :msg Repair process done .! & call :clean_var & exit /b

    cls & echo. & call :msg * UnInstall process done .! & call :clean_var & exit /b

    )

    if /i "%*"=="/repair" goto :next

    : do thing before install

    echo. & echo 2 Uninstall this patch, run "%~n0" again

    echo. & echo 2 repair file's, run "%~n0" again & echo OR run "%~n0" with '/repair'

    echo. & echo based on this article: & echo 'http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/05/21/hack-to-activate & echo -microsoft-office-2007-evaluation-trial-version/'

    echo. & echo. & echo -++ Press any key to continue ++- & pause>nul & cls

    :next

    : backup registry

    if not exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg" (

    regedit /e "32bit.reg" "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration"

    regedit /e "64bit.reg" "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration"

    if exist 32bit.reg type 32bit.reg >> "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg"

    if exist 32bit.reg del /q 32bit.reg

    if exist 64bit.reg type 64bit.reg >> "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg"

    if exist 64bit.reg del /q 64bit.reg

    )

    : going patch something

    call :patch_reg & for /f "tokens=*" %%a in ('dir /a /b "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controllerproof*" ^| find /i "Proof."') do if exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%%aproof.xml" call :patch_files %%a

    if /i "%*"=="/repair" (

    for /f "tokens=*" %%a in ('dir /a /b "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controllerproof*" ^| find /i "Proof."') do (

    if exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%%aproof.tmp" del /q /f /a "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%%aproof.xml"

    if exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%%aproof.tmp" ren "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%%aproof.tmp" *.xml

    )

    if exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg" regedit /s "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg"

    if exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg" del /q /f /a "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg"

    echo. & ping -n 3 127.0.0.1>nul & call :clean_var & call :msg Repair process done .! & exit /b

    )

    echo. & ping -n 3 127.0.0.1>nul & call :clean_var & call :msg Install process done .! & exit /b

    : function bla bla etc

    :clean_var

    if exist proof.tmp del /q /f /a proof.tmp

    set i=0

    set line=

    set file=

    set proof_file=

    set write=

    set yami=

    goto :eof

    :patch_reg

    echo. & echo delete +32 bit+ registry key's & echo.

    for /f "tokens=*" %%z in ('reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration" ^| find "901"') do echo * clean key: "%%zDigitalProductID" & reg delete "%%z" /v DigitalProductID /f & echo. & echo * clean key: "%%zProductID" & reg delete "%%z" /v ProductID /f & echo.

    for /f "tokens=*" %%z in ('reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration" ^| find "911"') do echo * clean key: "%%zDigitalProductID" & reg delete "%%z" /v DigitalProductID /f & echo. & echo * clean key: "%%zProductID" & reg delete "%%z" /v ProductID /f & echo.

    echo. & echo delete +64 bit+ registry key's & echo.

    for /f "tokens=*" %%z in ('reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration" ^| find "901"') do echo * clean key: "%%zDigitalProductID" & reg delete "%%z" /v DigitalProductID /f & echo. & echo * clean key: "%%zProductID" & reg delete "%%z" /v ProductID /f & echo.

    for /f "tokens=*" %%z in ('reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration" ^| find "911"') do echo * clean key: "%%zDigitalProductID" & reg delete "%%z" /v DigitalProductID /f & echo. & echo * clean key: "%%zProductID" & reg delete "%%z" /v ProductID /f & echo.

    echo. & goto :eof

    :patch_files

    set proof_file=%1

    set file="%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%1proof.xml"

    REG QUERY "HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersion" /v "ProductName" | find /i "Vista">nul

    if not errorlevel 1 takeown /f %file%>nul & icacls %file% /grant administrators:F>nul

    REG QUERY "HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersion" /v "ProductName" | find /i "windows 7">nul

    if not errorlevel 1 takeown /f %file%>nul & icacls %file% /grant administrators:F>nul

    if exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%proof_file%proof.tmp" echo * '%proof_file%' Alardy patched & echo. & call :clean_var & goto :eof

    copy /y "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%proof_file%proof.xml" .proof.tmp >nul

    for /f "tokens=*" %%p in (proof.tmp) do call :get_line "%%p"

    set i=0

    set write=

    set yami=

    for /f "tokens=*" %%p in (proof.tmp) do (

    call :write

    if not defined write echo %%p>>proof.xml

    if defined write (

    set yami=

    echo "%%p" | find /i "NeverInstalled" >nul

    if not errorlevel 1 set yami=defined

    if defined yami echo ^>>proof.xml

    if not defined yami echo ^>>proof.xml

    )

    )

    if defined yami (

    echo * '%proof_file%' alardy patched ^& make 'new' backup file & echo.

    move proof.xml "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%proof_file%proof.tmp" >nul

    )

    if not defined yami (

    echo * backup '%proof_file%' ^& patch '%proof_file%' & echo.

    ren "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%proof_file%proof.xml" *.tmp >nul

    move proof.xml "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%proof_file%" >nul

    )

    call :clean_var & goto :eof

    :get_line

    set /a i=%i%+1

    echo %1 | find "SetupXmlFiles" >nul

    if not errorlevel 1 set /a line=%i%+1

    goto :eof

    :write

    set /a i=%i%+1

    set write=

    if "%line%"=="%i%" set write=defined

    goto :eof

    :msg

    if exist .vbs del /q .vbs

    echo Dim answer>>.vbs

    echo answer=MsgBox("%*",64,"send to anubis")>>.vbs

    start /wait .vbs & del /q .vbs

    del /q .vbs

    goto :eof

    :: end ::

  • Flamaha

    it worked all fine until that 60 days. i deleted the folder. but it was still locked…. quit sure i dind't do anything wrong …

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  • its good… but not perfict i did everything you told me to do but the part about deleting the folders there folders wernt in there.. thumbs down..

  • happy

    forget that, it's still locked. bummer.

  • happy

    I did the mods months ago and today I went to use Office and it was locked. Using Vista Home Premium. the script choked on msg.exe( missing in premium ) and I kept getting wierd char errors ( maybe from the cut/past from browser ) so I re-verified my orig mods as ok. I then went to C:ProgramDataMicrosoftOFFICEDATA and noticed OPA12.BAK and OPA12.dat had different dates. I copied the BAK —> .DAT and it works again My guess is to make a zip of these files after the mods and reextract then if the lock up occurs again.

  • ampy_dumpy

    this new code check now for both 3264 bit key's of office πŸ˜›

    save it in notepad as XXX.cmd

  • ampy_sumpy

    :: new code

    :: start ::

    @echo off & cls & title Proof_hack_test_file

    : check right's

    reg query HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftOffice12.0>nul 2>&1 & if errorlevel 1 reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoftOffice12.0">nul 2>&1

    if errorlevel 1 cls & echo. & msg "%username%" Office 2007 not installe'd on ur 'system' & exit /b

    net user "%USERNAME%" | find /i "admin">nul

    if errorlevel 1 cls & echo. & msg "%username%" u don't have an 'administration' right's & exit /b

    cls & echo. & call :clean_var

    : case of uninstall

    if exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg" (

    for /f "tokens=*" %%a in ('dir /a /b "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controllerproof*" ^| find /i "Proof."') do (

    if exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%%aproof.tmp" del /q /f /a "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%%aproof.xml"

    if exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%%aproof.tmp" ren "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%%aproof.tmp" *.xml

    )

    if exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg" regedit /s "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg"

    if exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg" del /q /f /a "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg"

    if /i "%*"=="/repair" cls & echo. & msg "%username%" Repair process done .! & call :clean_var & exit /b

    cls & echo. & msg "%username%" * UnInstall process done .! & call :clean_var & exit /b

    )

    if /i "%*"=="/repair" goto :next

    : do thing before install

    echo. & echo 2 Uninstall this patch, run "%~n0" again

    echo. & echo 2 repair file's, run "%~n0" again & echo OR run "%~n0" with '/repair'

    echo. & echo based on this article: & echo 'http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/05/21/hack-to-activate & echo -microsoft-office-2007-evaluation-trial-version/'

    echo. & echo. & echo -++ Press any key to continue ++- & pause>nul & cls

    :next

    : backup registry

    if not exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg" (

    regedit /e "32bit.reg" "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration"

    regedit /e "64bit.reg" "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration"

    if exist 32bit.reg type 32bit.reg >> "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg"

    if exist 32bit.reg del /q 32bit.reg

    if exist 64bit.reg type 64bit.reg >> "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg"

    if exist 64bit.reg del /q 64bit.reg

    )

    : going patch something

    call :patch_reg & for /f "tokens=*" %%a in ('dir /a /b "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controllerproof*" ^| find /i "Proof."') do if exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%%aproof.xml" call :patch_files %%a

    if /i "%*"=="/repair" (

    for /f "tokens=*" %%a in ('dir /a /b "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controllerproof*" ^| find /i "Proof."') do (

    if exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%%aproof.tmp" del /q /f /a "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%%aproof.xml"

    if exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%%aproof.tmp" ren "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%%aproof.tmp" *.xml

    )

    if exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg" regedit /s "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg"

    if exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg" del /q /f /a "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg"

    echo. & ping -n 3 127.0.0.1>nul & call :clean_var & msg "%username%" Repair process done .! & exit /b

    )

    echo. & ping -n 3 127.0.0.1>nul & call :clean_var & msg "%username%" Install process done .! & exit /b

    : function bla bla etc

    :clean_var

    if exist proof.tmp del /q /f /a proof.tmp

    set i=0

    set line=

    set file=

    set proof_file=

    set write=

    set yami=

    goto :eof

    :patch_reg

    echo. & echo delete +32 bit+ registry key's & echo.

    for /f "tokens=*" %%z in ('reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration" ^| find "901"') do echo * clean key: "%%zDigitalProductID" & reg delete "%%z" /v DigitalProductID /f & echo. & echo * clean key: "%%zProductID" & reg delete "%%z" /v ProductID /f & echo.

    for /f "tokens=*" %%z in ('reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration" ^| find "911"') do echo * clean key: "%%zDigitalProductID" & reg delete "%%z" /v DigitalProductID /f & echo. & echo * clean key: "%%zProductID" & reg delete "%%z" /v ProductID /f & echo.

    echo. & echo delete +64 bit+ registry key's & echo.

    for /f "tokens=*" %%z in ('reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration" ^| find "901"') do echo * clean key: "%%zDigitalProductID" & reg delete "%%z" /v DigitalProductID /f & echo. & echo * clean key: "%%zProductID" & reg delete "%%z" /v ProductID /f & echo.

    for /f "tokens=*" %%z in ('reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration" ^| find "911"') do echo * clean key: "%%zDigitalProductID" & reg delete "%%z" /v DigitalProductID /f & echo. & echo * clean key: "%%zProductID" & reg delete "%%z" /v ProductID /f & echo.

    echo. & goto :eof

    :patch_files

    set proof_file=%1

    set file="%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%1proof.xml"

    REG QUERY "HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersion" /v "ProductName" | find /i "Vista">nul

    if not errorlevel 1 takeown /f %file%>nul & icacls %file% /grant administrators:F>nul

    REG QUERY "HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersion" /v "ProductName" | find /i "windows 7">nul

    if not errorlevel 1 takeown /f %file%>nul & icacls %file% /grant administrators:F>nul

    if exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%proof_file%proof.tmp" echo * '%proof_file%' Alardy patched & echo. & call :clean_var & goto :eof

    copy /y "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%proof_file%proof.xml" .proof.tmp >nul

    for /f "tokens=*" %%p in (proof.tmp) do call :get_line "%%p"

    set i=0

    set write=

    set yami=

    for /f "tokens=*" %%p in (proof.tmp) do (

    call :write

    if not defined write echo %%p>>proof.xml

    if defined write (

    set yami=

    echo "%%p" | find /i "NeverInstalled" >nul

    if not errorlevel 1 set yami=defined

    if defined yami echo ^>>proof.xml

    if not defined yami echo ^>>proof.xml

    )

    )

    if defined yami (

    echo * '%proof_file%' alardy patched ^& make 'new' backup file & echo.

    move proof.xml "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%proof_file%proof.tmp" >nul

    )

    if not defined yami (

    echo * backup '%proof_file%' ^& patch '%proof_file%' & echo.

    ren "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%proof_file%proof.xml" *.tmp >nul

    move proof.xml "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%proof_file%" >nul

    )

    call :clean_var & goto :eof

    :get_line

    set /a i=%i%+1

    echo %1 | find "SetupXmlFiles" >nul

    if not errorlevel 1 set /a line=%i%+1

    goto :eof

    :write

    set /a i=%i%+1

    set write=

    if "%line%"=="%i%" set write=defined

    goto :eof

    :: end ::

  • hikeitty

    Help, is there a hack for if you have Microsoft Office that comes with a computer or laptop? My subkey reads as {91120000-0031-0000Office etc}, not the same as above and there is no productID or to erase. Anyone?

  • rasheed

    after 60 days all programs are locked

  • Anonymous

    Can you be fined or even go to jail if the company catches you doing this?

  • I can't get it to work, it still locks my program once I open it.

  • eky

    it's work. thanks a lot!

  • mark

    if nothing works, you must be doing the wrong thing….everything went well with me.

  • mark

    dude…u are a god…hell yeah!

  • Lwats60

    Thanks dude you rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kara

    Thank you! This worked perfectly and was very straightforward!

  • Anna

    To the people who can't find opa12.dat – it's there, you just need to show hidden folders. "Application Data" is a hidden folder in "All Users".

  • Taunos

    OK guys if you are using 64bit version try this:

    go to regedit->local machine->software->wow6432node->microsoft->office->12.0->Rgistration->{91120000-0031-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}

    delete: DigitalProductID
    ProductID

    And make the changes in Proof.xml as mentioned

  • Did you try the hack and it locked up on you?

    Remove the dat file like the instructions say it worked for me!

  • mike

    I have had the same problem. it suddenly stopped working after a while. I followed all the steps, and even tried deleteing the opa12.dat. that does not work, as it just recreates itself every time I open it.

    Is there a way to fix this? I understand how to uninstall it, but that is a pain in the ass. I would rather just get the full-verson back.

  • ssk0610

    thanks its working thanks a lot

  • dee

    doesn't work for me (vista). even deleted the opa12.dat but it only keeps on recreating itself whenever i open an ofc application.

  • hmmm

    here an automated patcher πŸ˜›

    ::

    :: support 64bit too

    :: backup file's & registry

    :: support uninstall (run it again to uninstall it)

    :: check for right's & take ownership

    ::

    :: start ::

    @echo off & cls & title Proof_hack_test_file

    reg query HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftOffice12.0 >nul

    if errorlevel 1 cls & echo. & echo * Office 2007 not installe'd on ur 'system' & ping -n 3 127.0.0.1>nul & exit /b

    net user "%USERNAME%" | find /i "admin">nul

    if errorlevel 1 cls & echo. & echo * u don't have an 'administration' right's & ping -n 3 127.0.0.1>nul & exit /b

    cls & echo. & call :clean_var

    if exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg" (

    for /f "tokens=*" %%a in ('dir /a /b "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controllerproof*" ^| find /i "Proof."') do (

    if exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%%aproof.tmp" del /q /f /a "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%%aproof.xml"

    if exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%%aproof.tmp" ren "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%%aproof.tmp" *.xml

    )

    if exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg" regedit /s "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg"

    if exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg" del /q /f /a "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg"

    cls & echo. & echo —+ Uninstall process done, press any key 2 close +— & pause>nul & call :clean_var & exit /b

    )

    echo. & echo 2 remove this patch, run "%~n0" again, based on this article: & echo 'http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/05/21/hack-to-activate & echo -microsoft-office-2007-evaluation-trial-version/' & ping -n 4 127.0.0.1>nul & cls

    if not exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg" (

    regedit /e "32bit.reg" "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration"

    regedit /e "64bit.reg" "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration"

    if exist 32bit.reg type 32bit.reg >> "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg"

    if exist 32bit.reg del /q 32bit.reg

    if exist 64bit.reg type 64bit.reg >> "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg"

    if exist 64bit.reg del /q 64bit.reg

    )

    cls & echo. & call :patch_reg

    for /f "tokens=*" %%a in ('dir /a /b "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controllerproof*" ^| find /i "Proof."') do if exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%%aproof.xml" call :patch_files %%a

    echo. & echo —+ process done, press any key 2 close +— & pause>nul & cls & echo.

    call :clean_var & exit /b

    :clean_var

    if exist proof.tmp del /q /f /a proof.tmp

    set i=0

    set line=

    set file=

    set proof_file=

    set write=

    set yami=

    goto :eof

    :patch_reg

    echo. & echo delete +32 bit+ registry key's & echo.

    for /f "tokens=*" %%z in ('reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration" ^| find "901"') do echo * clean key: "%%zDigitalProductID" & reg delete "%%z" /v DigitalProductID /f & echo. & echo * clean key: "%%zProductID" & reg delete "%%z" /v ProductID /f & echo.

    for /f "tokens=*" %%z in ('reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration" ^| find "911"') do echo * clean key: "%%zDigitalProductID" & reg delete "%%z" /v DigitalProductID /f & echo. & echo * clean key: "%%zProductID" & reg delete "%%z" /v ProductID /f & echo.

    echo. & echo delete +64 bit+ registry key's & echo.

    for /f "tokens=*" %%z in ('reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration" ^| find "901"') do echo * clean key: "%%zDigitalProductID" & reg delete "%%z" /v DigitalProductID /f & echo. & echo * clean key: "%%zProductID" & reg delete "%%z" /v ProductID /f & echo.

    for /f "tokens=*" %%z in ('reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration" ^| find "911"') do echo * clean key: "%%zDigitalProductID" & reg delete "%%z" /v DigitalProductID /f & echo. & echo * clean key: "%%zProductID" & reg delete "%%z" /v ProductID /f & echo.

    echo. & goto :eof

    :patch_files

    set proof_file=%1

    set file="%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%1proof.xml"

    REG QUERY "HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersion" /v "ProductName" | find /i "Vista">nul

    if not errorlevel 1 takeown /f %file%>nul & icacls %file% /grant administrators:F>nul

    REG QUERY "HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersion" /v "ProductName" | find /i "windows 7">nul

    if not errorlevel 1 takeown /f %file%>nul & icacls %file% /grant administrators:F>nul

    if exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%proof_file%proof.tmp" echo * '%proof_file%' Alardy patched & echo. & call :clean_var & goto :eof

    copy /y "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%proof_file%proof.xml" .proof.tmp >nul

    for /f "tokens=*" %%p in (proof.tmp) do call :get_line "%%p"

    set i=0

    set write=

    set yami=

    for /f "tokens=*" %%p in (proof.tmp) do (

    call :write

    if not defined write echo %%p>>proof.xml

    if defined write (

    set yami=

    echo "%%p" | find /i "NeverInstalled" >nul

    if not errorlevel 1 set yami=defined

    if defined yami echo ^>>proof.xml

    if not defined yami echo ^>>proof.xml

    )

    )

    if defined yami (

    echo * '%proof_file%' alardy patched ^& make 'new' backup file & echo.

    move proof.xml "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%proof_file%proof.tmp" >nul

    )

    if not defined yami (

    echo * backup '%proof_file%' ^& patch '%proof_file%' & echo.

    ren "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%proof_file%proof.xml" *.tmp >nul

    move proof.xml "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%proof_file%" >nul

    )

    call :clean_var & goto :eof

    :get_line

    set /a i=%i%+1

    echo %1 | find "SetupXmlFiles" >nul

    if not errorlevel 1 set /a line=%i%+1

    goto :eof

    :write

    set /a i=%i%+1

    set write=

    if "%line%"=="%i%" set write=defined

    goto :eof

    :: end ::

  • Shaz

    does not works need help

  • candid

    Thanks very much. It worked perfectly

  • Dylan

    hey i did this just for access but already had the full version of student how do i fix this because now i cant activate it, i have tryed reinstalling it but it didnt work because "files were missing" any help please??

  • Bel

    Very good, thanks!

  • TheOneWhoNeverWas

    Worked fine, day one of doing this from the latest Trial installer on the MS website…

    Note The Trial Installer is 500MB and is called Enterprise.exe

    Meaning that this is successfull even todate!

    if it doesnt work, read the STEPS AGAIN!!!

    maybe you'll do it right this time!

  • kong

    too bad!!!

    i have followed the steps

    but it does not work

    now i even cant unistall the microsoft office

    so anyone can help me??

  • CrazyDog

    Hey there,

    Do not follow the steps above as they offer a temporary solution that works for a few days. This is not a crack, this is a temporary solution which makes everything more confusing.

  • amazing boy

    ok this is all stupid and gay if u want office 2007 home and students which fetures word powerpoint and 2 others dotn remember them download the trial and activate it with this product key its universal ddy79433jv2rxgxmqfqppfdh8

  • Me

    Still can't use Office 7..

    All functions are still locked, even after doing everything like the tutorial said..

  • SandyHan

    I tried copying the contents of Proof.XML, pasting into a new Notepad file in another location, changing from AlwaysInstalled to neverinstalled, and deleting the original file and pasting the new file in its place.

    It still didn't work …

    Can anyone help me?

  • Gustavo Bruzual

    I am very sorry, i just read Anhony Salin's post and i think it worked.

  • Gustavo Bruzual

    Hi, i am on windows vista and even by taking ownership of the proof.xml file (i used a take ownsership registry tool) i cant seem to modify it because it tells me the path to the file does not exist.

    This is what i get:

    Cannot create the C:Program files(x86)Common Files microsoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup controllerproof.enproof.xml

    make sure the path and file name are correct.

    ——————————————–

    now honestly, i don't understand what to do…

  • SandyHan

    This is me again, SandyHan. For the %temp% part of the manual uninstall, I was able to delete all but one file–but that file didn't seem important, so I just let it go at that. Just in case it's relevant.

    HELP!! I'm really frustrated here!!

  • SandyHan

    Hi, I'm at my wit's end and really hoping for help. Maybe I overlooked something.

    I installed Office 2007–I think it was the Small Business Office 2007 version–and put in the product key for the trial since it required it, and Googled and found this webpage. Thank you! And I used the information to successfully change this from a trial version to a permanent version–or so I thought.

    Well, Office 2007 as of a couple days ago won't work except as a "reader." That is, its menu options are grayed out. So I tried the other things suggested here, e.g., I tried EVERYTHING suggested above here in this webpage, PLUS, when that didn't work for whatever reason, I tried the uninstalling option on your other webpage–the manual version that is.

    Well, what happened was I manually deleted everything that I could find, pretty much I think, and then I went to the Add or Remove Programs section and Office 2007 wasn't there anymore, so I thought, hmm, it was successfully uninstalled. (Mind you, I now remember that Business Contact Manager 2007, part of the package for me, was still there–I didn't uninstall that. Was that the problem?)

    So I went ahead and downloaded Small Business Office 2007, the same as before I think, and it asked for the product key, and I refused to give it, and I tried using 2007, and it's still grayed out same as before I uninstalled.

    What do I do now? Help!

  • C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOffice 12Office Setup ControllerProof.en Needs to be manually located by navigating through the Program Files in the drive in Windows Vista Ultimate and Windows 7. Otherwise, Windows will state that the file can not be located. Also, it is necessary to open up Notepad and paste the contents from Proof.xml into a new Notepad document. Delete the old Proof.xml and save the new Notepad document as Proof.xml on the desktop. Than drag it to the location where the old Proof.xml document once existed. Close out of all Windows and reboot. Than open up Office 2007 and enjoy!

  • THE PATH TO BE TAKEN IS DIFFERENT IN WINDOWS 7.

    C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOffice 12Office Setup ControllerProof.en is the path that needs to be taken. Worked for me.

  • jake

    under x64 systems, the registry keys are:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration

  • om mau nanya nih ,, kog saya udah delete

    C: ProgramData Microsoft OFFICE DATA

    tetep gabisa ya ?

  • SHockDONa

    Thank you verry much… it's working

  • BigDaddy

    Just an Update on my Previous Post…It worked for a Four Days Only. Today When I tried to open the Excel,"New Workbook" It would not let me write anything on it. It is opening in read only Mode for some reason.( Tried deleting opa12.dat with no luck)

    I am now reinstalling It. Kindly Note I reverted the changes in Proof.XML to uninstall it.

    Regards

  • thanks very very much you are great man. God bless you. you make my day. i m Doctor i study medicine books and notes and i did this thing and it worked for me. bro you did it. God bless you. and God will. now helped humanity. being a Doctor i pray for you

  • Andrew

    To all of you saying this doesn't work: You are all idiots.

  • Dustin

    worked like a charm TY

  • BigDaddy

    It worked like a Charm… 100/100

    Thanks and Blessings

  • chester

    it workz for me..hehehe

  • Kaz

    THANK YOU "doesnt last forever"! I followed the steps you recommended, and succesfully uninstalled word.

    One point I would like to add is that the activation code I purchased would NOT work with it until I uninstalled/reinstalled it it – but now all is fine (if at a cost)!

  • i was going to leave you all in the dark BUT!!

    you can make it so it is 100% normal again

    1. follow the same path that you did to the XML document…. replace it with the original one which ISNT screwed up:

    2. go to C:/programdata/microsoft/OFFICE/DATA/

    then delete both files

    3. NOW microsoft (the multi million dollar national company you thought u could fool)NOW your computer will relize you have been screwing around and it will RE-CONFIGURE

    4. you should be prompted again, now enter you 60 day trial code or phurcased code or a code off a code gen

    5. it is now the way it originally was now u CAN unistall it

  • i meant you CANNOT* unistall it or buy oit sorry… no can

  • hey, i used this ages ago from a differnt place with similiar steps…. it doesnt last for ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    when it comes to an end…. you can unistall it or buy it…. it will be stuck on you computer forever NO WORKING!!!!!!

    but u can always manually unistall it after this 'hack' fails

    http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/01/03/how-to-m

  • Kent

    tried it. Worked for two months, then it suddenly wont edit documents, only open them….. whats wrong????

  • tatshy

    awesome….great..

    tnx..it worked for me!!

  • Jesus

    Hey just wanted to say a big THANK YOU! Everything it's clear and works perfectly and I really needed the 2007 version fully working for my studies but since I left Europe and went to South Africa I couldn't purchase one!

    (Honestly who would purchase a microsoft product aniway xp ) Thank you !!!

  • Office Guy

    2 thumbs up worked like a charm. SO EASY TOO!

  • WarpedFirgure

    sometimes, steps 4,5 which has "neverInstalled" doesnt work because it says you cant overwrite it. for this, you should save the "neverinsttaled" file to the desktop, then go to the XML file and switch them. You will need administrative access

  • here is an automated code

    one click install second click uninstall

    SO if u did this guide and u want 2 uninstall it, use my patch here:

    run it in first time, it's make backup

    &&& if he find that ur file alardy patched, it make 'original file' without change and save it as backup …. than run my program again ….

    Made by ampy_dumpy

    it's took me 8-9 hour's to make it work ….

    /// save this code as 'XXX.cmd' file ///

    @echo off & cls & title Proof_hack_test_file

    reg query HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftOffice12.0 >nul & cls

    if errorlevel 1 echo. & echo * Office 2007 not installe'd on ur 'system' & exit /b

    cls & echo. & call :clean_var

    if exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg" (

    for /f "tokens=*" %%a in ('dir /a /b "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controllerproof*" ^| find /i "Proof."') do (

    if exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%%aproof.tmp" del /q /f /a "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%%aproof.xml"

    if exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%%aproof.tmp" ren "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%%aproof.tmp" *.xml

    )

    if exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg" reg import "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg"

    if exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg" del /q /f /a "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg"

    cls & echo. & echo —+ Uninstall process done, press any key 2 close +— & pause>nul & call :clean_var & exit /b

    )

    echo. & echo 2 remove this patch, run "%~n0" again, based on this article: & echo 'http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/05/21/hack-to-activate & echo -microsoft-office-2007-evaluation-trial-version/' & ping -n 4 127.0.0.1>nul & cls

    if not exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg" reg export "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration" "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller
    eg_bacup.reg"

    cls & echo. & call :patch_reg

    for /f "tokens=*" %%a in ('dir /a /b "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controllerproof*" ^| find /i "Proof."') do if exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%%aproof.xml" call :patch_files %%a

    echo. & echo —+ process done, press any key 2 close +— & pause>nul & cls & echo.

    call :clean_var & exit /b

    :clean_var

    if exist proof.tmp del /q /f /a proof.tmp

    set i=0

    set line=

    set proof_file=

    set write=

    set yami=

    goto :eof

    :patch_reg

    for /f "tokens=*" %%z in ('reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration" ^| find "901"') do echo * clean key: "%%zDigitalProductID" & reg delete "%%z" /v DigitalProductID /f & echo. & echo * clean key: "%%zProductID" & reg delete "%%z" /v ProductID /f & echo.

    for /f "tokens=*" %%z in ('reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration" ^| find "911"') do echo * clean key: "%%zDigitalProductID" & reg delete "%%z" /v DigitalProductID /f & echo. & echo * clean key: "%%zProductID" & reg delete "%%z" /v ProductID /f & echo.

    goto :eof

    :patch_files

    set proof_file=%1

    if exist "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%proof_file%proof.tmp" echo * '%proof_file%' Alardy patched & echo. & call :clean_var & goto :eof

    copy /y "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%proof_file%proof.xml" .proof.tmp >nul

    for /f "tokens=*" %%p in (proof.tmp) do call :get_line "%%p"

    echo * patch %proof_file% file & echo.

    set i=0

    set write=

    set yami=

    for /f "tokens=*" %%p in (proof.tmp) do (

    call :write

    if not defined write echo %%p>>proof.xml

    if defined write (

    set yami=

    echo "%%p" | find /i "NeverInstalled" >nul

    if not errorlevel 1 set yami=defined

    if defined yami echo ^>>proof.xml

    if not defined yami echo ^>>proof.xml

    )

    )

    if defined yami (

    move proof.xml "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%proof_file%proof.tmp" >nul

    )

    if not defined yami (

    ren "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%proof_file%proof.xml" *.tmp >nul

    move proof.xml "%ProgramFiles%Common Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller%proof_file%" >nul

    )

    call :clean_var & goto :eof

    :get_line

    set /a i=%i%+1

    echo %1 | find "SetupXmlFiles" >nul

    if not errorlevel 1 set /a line=%i%+1

    goto :eof

    :write

    set /a i=%i%+1

    set write=

    if "%line%"=="%i%" set write=defined

    goto :eof

  • mika

    It doesn`t work and now I can`t uninstall it from my computer, thx πŸ™

  • maria

    It didn't work for me…

  • Hippo

    Thanks a lot!!!!

  • victor

    btw thanks soo much,,

  • victor

    wohohohoh'

    its great

  • Lambu Atta

    it worked for me!

    Thanks!!

  • Camie

    Yeah it makes it where you don't have to put in the product code, but it also makes it where you can't change a single thing about your document. This is ridiculous. I'm just gonna use openoffice.

  • Hey

    I rather use freeware than office… I am going to try open office… it's a 150 mb download, but I'll try it!

  • Petr

    Hi, please help me. I did everything. Everything looks good and easy, BUT PROBLEM COMES in the 6.step. I CANT SAVE this new already created FILE. πŸ™ I have Vista πŸ™

    Thank for help.Petr

  • Ray

    I have completed all the hack steps but when I start Word I can not open a new document or edit and existing. Msg. displayed .

    "This modification is not allowed because the selection is locked"

    Can anyone help that found this problem"

  • Ray

    Hack doesn't work

    I'm not a newbee but on step 5 I can't find the values to delete. When I use the search I only find these values in the Windows reg. folder and felt I better not delete them.

    Please help.

    5. Once found the correct registry subkey, delete the following values:

    DigitalProductID

    ProductID

  • jing bang

    wow man… yu are a genius…. i think yu are an microsoft employeee… πŸ™‚

  • Daniel

    Gday, I run vista and have microsoft office 2007 student. Can't for the life of me figure this out. What is the Product ID and Digital Product ID? Are these values or letters? I also cant save or replace the notpad file neverinstalled? Any help out there?

    Cheers,

    Daniel

  • brian

    hi

    I tried to hack 2007 and i got caught so i tried to delete the registration key in REGEDIT so now it comes out with this install thingy and it is annoying. I cant even delete it in the Add or Remove Programs thingy

  • Lunitari

    I tried to do this hack. but once i get to the part where i need to search for this C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE12Office Setup ControllerProof.en it doesnt come up. I dont really know what else to do. can you help?

  • ree ree

    this so does not work n it frustrates me =V

  • People

    People, delete the Office 2007 using Microsoft's tool

    Now, do URself a favor and install Open Office .

    Read this article and look at other good options…

  • raul

    great job… works perfect..!!!

    thanks… nd all u jerks below, instead of asking for the key 2 be mailed.. jus follow these simple instructions..!!!

  • Kenny

    i did this and it worked. But then i closed it and opened another file. the it said [compatibility mode] and went back to when i was like a trial.

  • JC

    Hey all,

    I know that if you try to update Microsoft Office that it will mess up the hack. Will Windows Updates also mess up this hack?? I'd rather not turn off Windows updates if I didn't have to but I need Office. Thanks.

  • kevin

    it is so funny how some ppl think that putting "for educational purposes" will keep them out of any legal trouble. if it was that easy the riaa would have been put out of business long ago

  • OGAseeker

    excellent!!! I though it was not gonna work, but its great and extremely easy, cheers

  • modification is not allowed because the section is locked, I get such message in microsoft office student and home 2007 edition, how can I edit my documents , I cannot also bye the full version

  • Henry

    Works like a charm thanks! At first i did the second step and that didn't work, but then I went back and did the first step and now it works! Thanks again!

  • Temulance

    Are you kidding me people! This was cake! Just change your permissions to this file b4 editing…. It worked to perfection! Im such a PC novice admitingly and I got it to work without a hitch. At first it DID deny permission but then I used my brain for 2 seconds and changed the permissions! GREAT JOB! πŸ™‚

  • india

    you are a saint!!!!

  • Bumble Bee

    After unsuccessfully trying to save proof file with change to "Neverinstalled" i took another reviewers advice of saving proof file to my documents, that is after deleting product id and registration numbers. When proof file is in documents change "alwaysinstalled to "never installed"In the

    . Delete original proof file totally and paste the new amended file containing "neverinstalled" in its place. This worked for me!!

    Thank you

  • Bumble Bee

    I coulnt get it to save so i just deleted all the registration code numbers like u listed in the 1st stage of the solution. How do i get it to Save the "Neverinstalled" part it keep saying incoorect path unable blah blah. I sort of have solution now but i have to put trail product key in every time i want to use the extra options…very annoying

  • daisy

    i did this without reading the reviews, and it worked in the sense that the program didn't ask for the product key

    so it hit me that i should read the reviews, and many people have said that this leads to locking the program after the trial is up and being unable to uninstall it, because you can't change the never installed back to alwaysinstalled. i had the problem where i could not get it to save, but after about five tries it worked, and now when i open the trial microsoft office it asks for product key again.

    no solution to the problem, but solution for problem of the solution to the problem. πŸ™‚

  • Dii

    BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • rocketscifi

    This works for me.

    I downloaded word as a torrent for educational purposes.

    So thumbs up.

  • francis

    does someone has really a solution that works

    or a link for a download of 2007 with key that has been tested.

    thanks

  • Mindy

    i have tried this and every hack i can find and it still locks me out after so many days or uses. i have vista 64 and have even gone into the wow6432node after software and before microsoft which is where the files and id's that you are altering are located. then i am unable to uninstall completely to reinstall the product again.

  • someone who really n

    thx dude..u'r awesome..this is rawkkz !! :))

  • Quentin

    C'est bien aimable a toi, car ca fonctionne a merveille ! Merci !

  • K Zammit

    Will eventually expire just the same

  • dman man, this doesnt work for me, please help, i install the office with the key but it's only trial (doesnt install without the key) and i need to activate it, but cant do cuz illegal version or something (i have tried different versions) still doesnt work, i dont have those files u show here and those maps on my pc damn, please help

  • i really get amaze to know that kind of software i appreate that who utilized his precious time on that

  • asda

    I Tryed Doing this but after i changed the .XML file my Microsoft office corrupted now i have to reinstall. Is there any thing i can do to fix this

  • Sophia

    Great article and extremely useful!!

  • shon

    Worked fine first day. Prevents from installing Office security updates from Microsoft, therefore I got malware called Antivirus Pro 2010. Spent fixing it last 2 days this problem…

  • sean

    thanks man it worked

  • doggy

    It`s works perfectly…stupid microsoft think they are smarter,everything they make,they make you buy it..hahaha..its free now and forever..lol

  • Wissy

    Nice, thanks man, you just save my life ,i have a report du in few days, i'll be always gratfull,XOXO

  • abhishek

    there was no prompting for activation but it closed after 60 days…..

  • Daniel

    Worked perfectly here! Thanks!

  • Super Admin

    To make this hack full working you need delete just one file (maybe you must do it every two month):

    C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataMicrosoftOFFICEDATAopa12.dat

    Enjoy!

  • Wolverine Jackson

    This hack does not work. Try Open Office for free instead. at http://www.openoffice.org/

  • sanjay kandpal

    hi thanks for this process , now i work in office 2007 , but how many days it is work pls tell me.

  • lam

    my microsoft office is now locked after a few months of using this crack(trail must have expired_. I think all this crack does is remove the pop up of registration.

  • Lili728

    I regret that i haven't read the reviews before, my friend did this process for my laptop, and now i can't activate the genuine office package. THE TRIAL VERSION EVEN CAN'T BE UNINSTALLED !!!! I'm desparate, i tried to change the "Never installed' with "Always installed", but it didn't help.

    If anybody can help me, pls, email me

  • skyboyz

    thankz a lots bro….

  • arbiie

    thank you very much! it worked! xD

    For those who have problems with saving Proof.xml just look for it under properties of Proof.en. πŸ™‚

  • Heidi

    I have like 5 assignments due in class tomorrow, and you just totally saved my ass. Thank you!

  • torik

    Perfect explanation. Working well. Thank you…

  • Neha

    hI…

    I tried the entire thing, but the OS does not save the proof.xml at all… i am the administrator in vista… wht else do u mean by giving full authority ??

  • Bentley

    I've heared that you could delete DigitalProductId and ProductID but I never heared of editing Proof.XML. Nice job! πŸ™‚

  • bill

    need help with removing this software? http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971179/
    it helped me.

  • flavio

    parabens – funcionou =]

    god bless

  • long

    it will not let me save the changes as well.

  • wendy

    can you help me plz i am using vista and it will not allow me to save the change

  • Blake

    Awesome, worked wonderfully

  • george

    so i used this method, and it worked for a couple of weeks, and now office is locked.

    is there anyway around this? if i uninstall(after going back to "alwaysinstalled"), can i reinstall to get it working again?

  • JACK

    I found the SOLUTION, to the uninstall problem and locking up… This will uninstall it from your computer!!

    It even mentions this in it.. LOL!!

    I just bought the proper one from doing this, stupid me. It didn't work… So I have to use this website

    http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/01/03/microsof

    And it's the same website to, so don't be afraid

  • Alex

    Thanks, it works very well!!

  • Nalin de Zoysa

    Wow. Execellent Post Dude. Good Luck

  • Caroline

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! worked wonderfully : ) very clear instructions. thanks again!

  • Jack

    It work! thank you dude i was trying forever to try to get my office to work… since my id product was lost. So thank you a lot!(:

  • Matthew

    i have got to the registry edit part and i have found the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration but there isnt the 2 subkeys which are listed above there is

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration91120000-002F-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE

    and

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration91120000-0031-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE

    and plus the digitalproductID and productID will not delete

    help please

  • Thx it really help me!!!

  • Joe

    I am also having the same problem as Ernie, i think Microsoft has released an update today which has totally ruined this hack, it was fine for a while for me but know it is totally locked down. if there is an alternative way to fix this or totally clean Office off the hard drive please let me know, hopefully Microsoft hasn't blacklisted anyone who has done this hack.

  • Ernie

    It works for me but just for trial period. After that Compatibility Mode is switching on and you cannot make a changes, and after that, you are not able to Uninstall/Reinstall/Repair either. So now I get stucked and cannot move anywhere πŸ™

  • yash

    Thanks…it works.

  • frustrated

    the only thing this did was take away the box that asks for the product key… but my product still does not work

  • Danielle

    thankyou very much! very convenient πŸ™‚

  • stefan

    Microsoft locks office after modification

  • ZAKIR MURTUZA

    i want serialkey for microsoft office

  • Joe KiNg

    This hack worked perfect for me, and ive used it on other peoples' new laptops when they asked for it..for all the people who have moaned about it locking after a few weeks I really dont know why that happens because I have been using my hacked version for over 2 years+its even been able to update without any probs at all!! Double bonus or what..lol!!!

  • Thanks for creating this entry about cracking Office 2007. The hell it works!

  • jane

    didn't work for me..it just didn't ask for any serial number anymore but i still can't make edition to my files nor make a new one…help please… πŸ™

  • fergho

    Thank you!!!

  • Leo

    Is a very good idea to keep copies of the registry and from the Proof.XML

  • Duncan

    This is not a good idea. You will be unable to uninstall Office from you computer.

    Go and download OPENOFFICE.ORG if you want a free word processor, spreadsheet, presentation and database.

  • Wesley

    This works 100%

    Find a working keygen and input a working key (that way its already full version) then use this hack to stop the online activation.

    I have been using for over a month now πŸ˜€

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  • George

    Works great. Now I can edit docs.

  • it will lock up in a

    this will lock up after a few weeks i tryed it on 2 difrent computers .. ms released this so ppl buy there product

  • don't use this

    this “hack” is nothing more than a little trick which takes off the pop up for the product key and such.

    the time bomb which will lock microsoft office is still intack.

    the hack does not remove that.

    well as a matter of fact, u can uninstall it, but only through the painstaking process of removing each subregistry key and such. its a pain in the ass. ur trail will expire and it will lock up. then u WILL have to manuelly uninstall each little tidbit of the Microsoft office. and u cant even jst buy the full version to “wash” out the trial. so please spare urself the troubles of listening to this “savior” cuz it does not work.”

  • june

    try in the 11.0 register. I was having the same problem and it worked

  • Hello,

    I am attempting to follow this instruction but when I try to find the productID file it isn't there. In fact, there is not a single file that ends in __ID. I am running the M. Office 2007 German Home and Student Vrs. Please help me.

    From Europe, Thanks a lot !

  • Hi,

    I attempted following this procedure on the Office 2007 German Student vrs. up until where you are asked to delete the ProductID file. I haven't found a single __ID file on the list. What am I supposed to delete then?

    From Europe, thanks a lot !

  • pedro

    obrigado, obrigado

  • deu certo legal

  • commalove

    wow … thanks a lot … worked perfectly!

  • PKS

    I downloaded MS office 2007 professional version 60 trial version with a product key provided by microsoft and installed it on my computer. Then,I came to know a trick which could convert this free trial version into a permanent version. Trick was as follows:

    1.Click on Start button, then click on Run.

    2.Type “regedit” (without quotes) in the Run text box, and click OK or press Enter.

    3.Locate and then click the following subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SoftwareMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration

    Inside, you will find another subkey that resembles the following subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration{30120000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}

    4. Deleted the following two filed:

    • DigitalProductID

    • ProductID

    5. Go to RUN and locate file Proof.en

    6.In the bottom changed AlwaysInstalled into NeverInstalled and saved it.

    It worked for couple of days but after a few days it ceased working.Now I can not even uninstall MS office because of those two filed I had deleted. I tried to download free trial version again and setup from the beginning but it does not work either because of the same reason.

    Could you please help me out this problem?Thanks!

  • Nathaniel Erwin

    WOW!!!

    Thank you so much. I have used this on two computers and both of them are working perfectly!

  • Joscelyn

    Your method is impressive sir. But it doesn't work. My com hung then it asked for the Product Key again! ):

  • mukesh

    can u give me crack for office 2007

  • Gee

    Wow thanks a lot, you're the man !!

    I just did what he told and its works perfectly !!

    Btw, if you some of you don't know how to grant full permission of the thing then go here,
    http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/05/25/how-to-t

  • Arun

    Sir,

    I download ms office 2007 but it ask product key. after 25 times it will not modify the files.

  • midnight hawk

    after posting my confirmation today, ive been surpirsed to read that some people have problems. in fact, this is it:

    1. for ms 2007 enterprise professional sp2 (including basic products, excluding visio and project), i can only suggest the following serial it worked for me:

    (may delete your current key first in order to be prompted to insert serial again . more details on deleting your current serial: see step 1 in the original posting)

    2. for visio and project 2007 professinal (english) trial, i ve been using the method above (s, original post) by modifying the english file (…enproof.xml). what i can notice is, it didnt only exit the popup activation prompt but also: the product works fully now ! (those who installed visio and project 2007 pro, they know that if you dont activate the prodcuts, you wil only be able to "try" the menu, see the buttos, etc…without right to create new file for example…)

    the activation method works for visio and project. how long? hmm well see… i can only confirm that it didnt only exit the popup prompt, but more…

  • midnight hawk

    i can confirm it worked with m§ Visio and project 2007 pro [english] trial.

    in fact it is very important to delete the first key entered (the trial one) then EXIT regedit !! .

    once done, you must cut the proof.xml file and paste it somewhere else (for example on desktop) where you can edit it (i used win text editor, u can use notepad too). just edit the line, close and confirm saving then re-paste the file to its original directory,

    start m$ offi..,

    done.

  • Daniel

    If you want to uninstall it, you have to change the file back to Always Installed WITH A CAPITAL A!!!!

  • Isu Zvedu

    It does not work dont do it

  • midi

    If you want to uninstall office you have to re change neverInstalled to AlwaysInsalled on proof.XML file from steps 1-6 above.

  • Nads

    He is a asshole, pls do not use this process. it will become pain in the ass.. you will not be able to use product after 30 days and most important is you cannot uninstall the program you are going to be in a big problem

  • Idiot's

    all the idiot's, don't use this hack!

    don't say it's work u will see that after some days or week it will stop work

    see what other guys say's

    "i repeat this does NOT work…u will NOT be able to uninstall it once u do this “hack.” this “hack” is nothing more than a little trick which takes off the pop up for the product key and such. the time bomb which will lock microsoft office is still intack. the hack does not remove that. well as a matter of fact, u can uninstall it, but only through the painstaking process of removing each subregistry key and such. its a pain in the ass. ur trail will expire and it will lock up. then u WILL have to manuelly uninstall each little tidbit of the Microsoft office. and u cant even jst buy the full version to “wash” out the trial. so please spare urself the troubles of listening to this “savior” cuz it does not work."

  • Matjaz Loviscek
  • this doesnt work

    i repeat this does NOT work…u will NOT be able to uninstall it once u do this "hack." this "hack" is nothing more than a little trick which takes off the pop up for the product key and such. the time bomb which will lock microsoft office is still intack. the hack does not remove that. well as a matter of fact, u can uninstall it, but only through the painstaking process of removing each subregistry key and such. its a pain in the ass. ur trail will expire and it will lock up. then u WILL have to manuelly uninstall each little tidbit of the Microsoft office. and u cant even jst buy the full version to "wash" out the trial. so please spare urself the troubles of listening to this "savior" cuz it does not work.

  • Ibrahim

    Really thanks. I am looking up for the day when i can learn half of dat type of knowledge. Relly a great job. Wish it would last

  • Joe

    'This bandaid fix has an extremely short lifespan.'

    Cracker – this has worked since JULY 10, 2007.

    That's OVER TWO YEARS. How short is an 'extremely short lifespan' ??

  • Sweetguy

    It worked perfectly, Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Cracker

    Alot of users will be coming back here to post their protests when office goes into lockdown. This bandaid fix has an extremely short lifespan.

  • cl

    works perfectly – thank you.

  • Why ?????????

    when in hell ppl will stop use this bad hack

    ur office will be locked & in read only mode

    after some daysweek's

    why use this bad hack LOL

    STOP use this crap it's just disappear the ACTIVATION screen ONLY!

    after that u will need 2 activate but u can't

    bcz this bad hack

  • not perfect

    i tride this as well and it worked for one week. but than suddenly the office programms fell back in this "only read" mode. does somebody know how to fix it again?

  • sd

    Worked great…thanks

  • Cheerepownin

    It didn't work.

    I made all accordint to the script but when I try to make the last step it says:

    ''cannot create the C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE12Office Setup ControllerProof.en file.

    Make sure that the name and file path are correct''

    please help.

  • Claude

    Unfortunately, it doesn't work. It removes the pop-up for activation, but then you are in Read-Only mode. Can't type anything.

  • Leo

    I just did it and I can finally use Microsoft Word again! This is great, I can add to my writings at last!

    THANKS!

  • Manny

    work perfectly.

    Thanks

  • Luke

    Thanks very much, worked like a charm πŸ™‚

  • bcm

    well, It´s work good!!!

    thanks you very much!!!

    now i am using MS Office with out troubles

  • akai

    thank you so much

    this work well

  • I got the same problem as sam – I'm assuming it got updated, but I have uninstalled all updates and it still doesn't work.

  • sam

    i was enjoying the Microsoft office then after that my MS office got locked.

    saying ” This modification is not allowed because the selection is locked.”

    plzz help how 2 fix dis prob

  • Kimme

    I'm lost. Help.

    I stuck on #4. I found the below folder when I click on its, it show me all the AB Icons. What do I do next. Please email me [email protected]

    Thank you

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration{90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE

    4.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 2007

    ProductName=Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007

    5.Once found the correct registry subkey, delete the following values:

    DigitalProductID

    ProductID

    6.Close Registry Editor.

  • Floyd

    I want to kiss whoever made this article.

    I usually don"t leave comments but this is a lifesaver.

  • Josh

    It would not let me save the file and im the admin on this vista computer what can i do?

  • AliKhilji

    Thanx Very Much 10/10 stars

  • anon

    If you're reading this try it.

    It's simple to do and i had the programmes working the next second! I'd tried loads of serials that just wern't working and this worked instantly!

    I felt so happy it worked I had to leave a comment.

    5/5 to whom ever wrote this tut

  • good on ye

    Perfect, well done !

    Thanx

  • nice one

    thx mate u r my hero

  • PB

    Worked a treat. Cheers

  • ive done it before but this time when i try to save the notepad document, it wont let me, it says the path or file isnt correct

  • Kton

    worked like a charm. big ups.

  • DOESNT WORK!!!!!!!!!

    READ PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This does work. This hack makes no promises of stopping the trial version from expiring – it simply gives you full use of Microsoft Office that is otherwise limited due to it’s trial status.

    This works EXACTLY how the poster says it will. Open your eyes. Read. Stop being idiots.

    THIS-DOES-NOT-WORK… it only turns off the prompt to buy office. The demo will expire all the same at the end of the trial period.. why do people keep posting this obviously non-working hack?

  • SABENA
  • Courtney

    I performed these steps about a month ago, and it worked perfectly and then one day, it jsut stopped working. Office went back to reduced functionality mode and I don't know why. I uninstalled office and then tried the steps again, and its not working, any help?

  • Jerecool

    This is the best activation tutorial that I ever found !!!!

    Thanks

  • Anna

    Thanks, for this help.. I save a lot of money..

  • aki

    hey it didnt work 4 me…it changed my office to read only……

  • [email protected]

    hey nice job, it worked…

    until just today after 4-5 months when office just went into limited functionality mode (also known as piece of crap mode)

    any ideas? i hav a vista laptop which had office 07 already installed

  • ariezx

    Thankssss so much. Work for me.!!!

  • aesar

    guys i got the same prob,didn find prouctld etc….but changing in .xml,now it gonaworks…..:-)

  • Stephanie

    thankss soo much it worked great

  • Adrian

    HI, The hack has worked for me so far, but it says it will work for only 25 times. What can I do to avoid this?

  • C.Hill

    Hey it worked for a few days then it wont let me edit now. it keeps saying "this modification is not allowed becasue selection has been locked"

    how do i resolve this? and i tried to delete office 2007 but i cant delet the program either! help!

  • roger

    Hi, I have followed the instructions on hack on the office 2007 trial version, I am on Vista home premium OS, but after I did all of processes, the office 2007(excel, word, ppt etc) still cannot work, I cannot key in anything at all, please advsie what I should do to resolve this?

  • roger

    Hi, I have follow the instruction on hack on the office 2007 trial version, I am on Vista home premium OS, but after I did all of process, the office 2007(excel, word, ppt etc) still cannot work, please help.

  • Anthony Parran

    You are the greatest!!!

    I was in the middle of a company project when the trial expired. Since this was a Beta test on my own time before the company would look at it, I would have had to shell out needed money to continue.

    Anyway, thanks again and I'll turn off automatice updating.

  • Harry

    hey its great!!!!!

    it is working fine n i m enjoying each n every funtionality without any promt for activation .

    thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ed

    Hmm.. I did it all but it still says "(Trial)" at the top ;(

  • abc

    Thanks, It works perfectly to me even now is 2009.

    Bow and salute!

  • bienney

    I tried but when i save the Proof.xml file it says that it cant and to make sure path and file are correct help please

  • Fede

    Worked great for me!

    Thnak you so much bro.

  • Lance

    hi all well i must say it work for me on xp and vista thanks

  • not working on my pc!!just 2 days it works!

  • cadu

    Will this work on other languages version of office? (Portuguese version?) Are there any extra steps to get the portuguese version working?

  • stylitez

    hopefully it will work like normal n steady

  • MwD

    Worked Great for Me.. TKS alot

  • mcrahul

    thanks gr8 work keep up pace!!

  • Melissa

    hey thanks for this. it worked. although took me awhile to get the full permissions. but after that it worked πŸ™‚

  • JJ Tyler

    Nice, thanks it worked nicely for me πŸ™‚

  • erick

    i don't know what to delete in the registry key but.. all I did is changed the always install to never install and it worked..

  • sophie

    so this worked for me, until i guess it was the 25th time i wanted to use excel. its in reader mode and the xml file is neverInstalled and the product key is deleted and everything. but now i can't uninstall it.

    any ideas on how to either completely remove it? or how to make it work again? thanks.

  • Eddie

    I have Windows Vista, it came with MS Office Home and Student. I decided to download MS Office Enterprise. I have tried keygens, I tried this and nothing had worked. Please, help! It seems that I will have to buy the program…

  • HackedOffice

    OK this is the second crack (that actually works!) Install Office 2007 with a product key (not a trial product key!)and use this crack!

    1. Install Office 2007

    2. Enter the Serial (Don't work without one)

    3. Extract this stuff to:

    C:Program FilesCommon Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12

    Replace file when prompted

    Open any Office 2007 Application. Like Word.

    Click Activate by Phone. Pick your Country.

    Fill all of the empty boxes with zeros so it looks

    like this: 000000-000000-000000-000000-000000-000000

    . Click Activate. and it will tell you it's activated! πŸ™‚

    Get the OGA here http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4387686

    I know it's a lot of work but it worked 4 me. Maybe it will work 4 others…

    FYI :I use Vista Basic, and made many modifications to the services.msc file disabling many microsoft programs.

  • hannah lumongsod

    hey..

    how can i fix my hacked ms office 2007?

    it says below that…

    "modification is not allowed because the selection is locked"

    is there any way i can still use this?

    please reply asap. i really need this. thanks πŸ™‚

  • Claire

    Hey didn't realize that this wouldn't work if I had already put in a product code. So I tried to change to "neverinstall" but it didn't work (of couse) but the problem is now I cannot remove the software because it says a file is corrupt. Any suggestions? I want to delete it so I can try another method.

  • Rick

    Vaaleu vey !

  • ram

    wow..what a great work to break that,, i had troubled with office trial version downloaded from its site,, but u made the change great…………congrats mr.genius………

  • porcatroia

    Doesn't work, I've followed all the procedures but after several times it becomes like a viewer.

    I've XP Pro SP3

  • becca

    in answer to the question vista users might have about allowing themselves full control, you just right click on 'proof' (the file itself) and choose properties>security>edit, choose the appropriate user and click 'full control.' hope that helps! it should allow you to save normally after that.

    -b

  • miguel

    Hi,

    i did it 2 month ago and it worked perfect.

    But now i get the message:"This modification is not allowed because this selection is locked"

    I did the discribed process again, but it still doesn't work… any ideas??

  • Freire

    A Minha versão do Office 2007 não existe o arquivo DIGITALPRODUCTID!!!!

  • David

    It worked, thank you very much! Actually I did buy 4-5 licence for all my previous notebooks until now and I couldn't transfer them. For this little netbook I just wanted to find a quick solution πŸ˜‰

  • For students

    For students, and people in education (with a real dot EDU address) there is a special from microsoft. You can buy office for around 60 american dollars. check the sale at http://www.microsoft.com/student/discounts/theult

    There is also a sale on vista ultimate upgrade.

  • larry

    Someone help me with this. i was enjoying the Microsoft office then after that my MS office got locked.

    saying " This modification is not allowed because the selection is locked."

    HOW?

  • Rudy

    For morrons who don't manage to save the proof:

    Copy it first on the desktop, then make the change.

    Then save it, and move it back.

    Accept overwrite.

    Now you are ok…

    Dont PANIC people

  • WOW.

    this worked.

    it is very easy.

    thank you, I really needed it for college..they required office 2007 but i had bought 2003 and did not want to pay 500 dollars after paying 300. for 2003.

    THANK YOU SO MUCH.

  • Fatshady

    It work!THANK U SOOO MUCH!!

  • 5 STARS!!

    Excelente ..

    Muchas Gracias…

  • jns

    Use the rapidshare link posted by Dude. This is great, easy, and works (only with MSO 2007 Enterprise though, not with Professional).

  • Woods

    Thank you, I can now again use MS Office 2007 without being asked to activate…

  • Semak67

    Wow! Thanks! It works!

  • Another possibility

    If you already installed MSO 07 with a good key but cannot ACTIVATE it try this.

    Download mso.dll_patched_activation_and_templates_SP2_(12.0.6425.1000). Extract the file to: C:Program FilesCommon Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12

    Replace the file when prompted. Open any Office 2007 application, like Word. Click "Activate by Phone." Pick your Country. Fill all of the empty boxes with zeros so it looks like this: 000000-000000-000000-000000-000000-000000

    Click "Activate" and it will tell you it's activated! πŸ™‚

  • hobknobler

    why do some dorkanuses get so excited about nothing? this a bullsh*t thing mang… naw good for nuthin', stinkin useless gawrbitz

  • hobknobler

    At work they use cracked versions of Office 2007. I checked and all of them say "Always Installed".

    Considering they've been using the cracked versions for a good year or year and a half, it obviously makes no diff that the thing says "Always Installed".

  • Yours

    Works great! Thank you!

  • parulsc

    alright, sorry to say, but this will only remove the prompt, i tried this and after 60 days it stops working… it just stops the prompt

  • Dave

    Hi. I have followed the steps but when I change the "AlwaysInstalled" to "neverInstalled" it will not allow me to save. I get a popup box that says:

    "Cannot create the C:Program FilesCommon Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup ControllerProof.enProof.XML file.

    Make sure that the path and file name are correct."

    Please help me figure this out. I am anxious to see this bad boy in action!

  • alex

    im getting locked out even after i saved it correctly HELP!!!!! i need word

  • alex

    hey marc

    you just right click and it says properties at the bottom then you go to security and it will have names like creator and stuff you click on the one that says user marcs pc or something then under that will be another box that says allow/deny and you check the box that says allow apply it and it saves

  • Mike

    Hey, wazz upp!!

    I was wondering if there is anyway to unhack it lol

  • David

    Hello,

    Thanks a lot for these informations.

    I try and it works !

    For Powerpoint 2007, Word 2007, Excel 2007 et outlook !!!

    THANKS A LOT !!!

  • Viraj

    Ok I will check it

  • lucas

    valeuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

  • trixs0123

    Hi virja,

    the file in rapidshare is corrupted.

    Can you check?

  • El Sayed

    thanxs Alot

    It works

  • Lena

    Noobs..

    This hack don't work,

    It simply disable the pop-up asking for lic key.. cmon… –'

    MICROSOFT IS SMARTER THAN THIS [2]

  • snega

    thanks a lot…I was searching for tis only……….Thank u again………

  • Kaspa_da_ghost

    Works! Your a pimp dude!

  • arosha

    my god i love you whoever you are haha!!

    it does work!!

    ur a genius!!:)

  • don't do this a

    LISTEN GUYS, THIS HACK DOES NOT WORK,

    IT SIMPLY DISABLE THE POPUP ASKING FOR LIC KEY

    BUT AT THE END AS THE INSTALLER SAYS,

    YOU CAN ONLY USE IT FOR LIMITED NUMBER OF TIMES,,

    THEREFORE FOR THOSE GUYS CLAIMING THAT IT WORKS

    THEY SHOULD TRY IT AFTER NUMBER OF TIMES I.E

    TRY TO OPEN YOUR VISIO EVERY DAY FOR A MONTH AND THEN SEE IF IT WORKS

    DONT WASTE YOUR TIME, IT WONT WORK,

    MICROSOFT IS SMARTER THAN THIS

  • Younggun

    Fantasctic…works like a charm…Thanks a lot

  • donny

    OFFICE 2010 has already leaked πŸ™

    OFFICE 2010 Download
    http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/05/16/microsof

    Lend me a site

  • Hisham

    Yessss!!!its work!!!!!!!!

  • Boleh tahann juga hacker niii Thank You

  • AL

    microsoft_Office_2007_activation_by_viraj.rar

    is only for Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007

    You have to download MS office first which is 502MB.

  • AL

    The emperor has new clothes.

    This does NOT work. Yes it only gets rid of that annoying activate message.

  • Viraj

    Dude The password is in the right side when you open wiinrar

  • Dude

    Viraj!

    You´re file is PASSWORD PROTECTED!!! Can´t be unzipped because you need a PASSWORD to do it!

  • All noob here saying that file cannot be created,

    saying yack, you are the yackest man in earth, even creating copy in desktop and edit it there and copy and replace it in the said folder, that so easy fucking shit!

  • tuan

    "it saya i cannot create this file. please help."

    This vista said. Disable UAC or follow below:

    1. Copy this file to other partion "d:".

    2. Edit this file, now you can save it.

    3. Copy this file to origin folder.

    I did it. it worked. but 7 days only then all functions disable but "open menu".

  • Dan

    LISTEN GUYS, THIS HACK DOES NOT WORK, IT SIMPLY DISABLE THE POPUP ASKING FOR LIC KEY

    BUT AT THE END AS THE INSTALLER SAYS, YOU CAN ONLY USE IT FOR LIMITED NUMBER OF TIMES,,

    THEREFORE FOR THOSE GUYS CLAIMING THAT IT WORKS, THEY SHOULD TRY IT AFTER NUMBER OF TIMES I.E. TRY TO OPEN YOUR VISIO EVERY DAY FOR A MONTH AND THEN SEE IF IT WORKS…

    DONT WASTE YOUR TIME, IT WONT WORK, MICROSOFT IS SMARTER THAN THIS…

  • mubby

    I did as u said but still modification is not allowed and message is the section is locked

  • CoCo

    Okay so I've basically been getting the same problems as everyone here. I installed Onenote 2007 and it worked for about a month and now it's grayed out and I cannot modify my document. I'm currently trying to use it on XP. However, I did the same thing a couple months back on my vista laptop and it still works perfectly fine…

    does anyone know why this is and how to fix it?? Thanks

  • Everyone with proble

    If you get an error trying to save, follow this:

    1. Open proof.xml

    2. Edit correctly

    3. Save to Desktop as proof.xml

    4. In Office /dir/ rename proof.xml to proof.old

    5. Copy desktop version to office /dir/

    6. lrn2haz

  • nomoney

    this patche no longer works … I have Office 2007 Trial SP2 installed and it no longer works. Before I had to reload my computer – my previous install of Office 2007 Trial was successfully running with the patch.

    Anyone have any other ideas???

  • sam

    it WORKED!!!! FOR 2 MONTHS

  • Jennifer

    hey it work.. thanks

  • Ragnar D.

    This does work. However, if you ever want run the installer for office 2007 for any reason, you must change the "neverinstalled" back to "AlwaysInstalled". If you don't you will get an error telling you that to run the installer from the original media.

  • coolness

    just awesome! thanks!

  • It says that I can't create the file and that the name and pathway are wrong

  • It says I can't save it beacuse it was denied can you help me please

  • evil

    it's works..

    it don't need me to type product key..

    but me still can't click or type anything in the microsoft words..

    how should i do??

  • i love house music

    WORKSSSS PERFECTLYYYYYYY

    THANK YOU !!!

  • it saya i cannot create this file. please help.

  • im in the procces of doin this for the second time cause the first one locked i need some serious help

  • Saulo

    Funciona com o office 2007 enterprise também?

  • Prashant

    AMAZING, man!

    It's all working. So far, so good…

    Great. THhanks!

  • ajdhf

    I already have Microsoft Office 2007 (FULL VERSION) haha on all 5 computers that I have! If you get new computer, u will get MS Office for free…

  • Andy

    hi

    i downloaded microsoft office 2007 trial and then followed steps on how to hack but only worked for about 3 weeks now everytime i open word, either with a document or without it is in compabitlity mode and i cant modify docs

    please help me on how i can get an activation key

    or bypass this

    thanks andy

  • Maison

    I followed all the steps and at the end when i have to save it, a box came up stating that it was unable to save, "make sure the file name and path are correct".

  • michael

    what happens if the registration file is missing?

  • luc

    hi everyone, i only knw 1 thing abt not losing ur trial office progs functionality. Just set ur desktop date back to the period before ur trial is nearing expiry & enjoy working on ur doc as if u have purchased the license.the only disadvantage of this is ur date is not showing the real calendar but hey, who cares..Good luck!!

  • Kekoa

    Hi,

    My Microsoft Outlook stopped working after about 1 week. I can only receive, delete emails but cannot compose new emails anymore. What can i do. It appears that the rest of the programs are still working though. It hasn't even past the 60 day trial period yet. Please hlep me. Thanks.

  • jaya

    Yes, I also lock…

    how can I deal with that…

    help me…

    thank you…

    ^_^

  • Omar

    hi,

    Same problem too.

    I have followed all the steps but now when I open office programs e.g. Word I can only view the document, I can’t modify. a message appears that says “modification is not allowed because the selection is locked”

    Help

    Omar

  • Awesome…

    OMG THX ALOT IT WORKS NICELY

  • Nquire

    indeed, still works!

  • sgf

    thanks

  • emran

    thankyou

  • reginaldo

    aqui eu fiz tudo direitinho mas não sei se dei update e não funciona aqui.

  • rucien

    still works :))

  • Peter J.

    Microsoft has patched Office 2007 so that this option doesn't work anymore. No widely known solution is available except to buy a real copy of it. Depending on what you need in the suite it isn't that costly sometimes… especially if you are a student.

  • Aron

    Hi,

    I recently followed the step by step instructions, which were very easy to follow and it did unlock office 2007 for me. But a week later my office is now locked and I am unable to do anything…

    Is there any way to fix this problem. I dont want to restart my office as Ive got alot of vital info on here…. Please get bk at me asap

  • greg

    it worked for a while then it didnt. it just says "cannot be modified"

  • James P

    Same thing at 1004 actually. Was working fine for about a month. :/

  • James P

    Getting the same message as 1051 too.

  • James P

    Yeah… looks like this hack breaks after a period of time or perhaps someone accidentally ran a Windows update that killed it. At any rate it looks like this install is dead… or at least I don't have a new idea to continue. :/ Tried setting back to original (restoring the reg entries, restoring the file to AlwaysInstalled) opening up Word and then closing and re-following steps. No joy. πŸ™

  • James P

    This worked for me for awhile and then this weekend it stopped working. It's showing as if it's a view only program. :/

  • Dan

    I have tried it also and it IS NOT Working because my trial has expired.

    seems the hack only block the GUI to not ask u for Product ID but in background it knows your trial has expired.

  • Jazzi Storms

    Hi,

    Thanks a lot, I tried and it it worked! Thanks again!

  • jeri

    hi,

    I have followed all the steps but now when I open office programs e.g. Word I can only view the document, I can't modify. a message appears that says "modification is not allowed because the selection is locked"

    PLEASE HELP

    thanks alot

    jeri

  • sunny

    Mine says I can use it for 20 more days, I'm not sure if that's what was supposed to happen, but whatever, 20 more days is good enough lol.

  • thinklinux

    thanks for that πŸ™‚ its very useful πŸ˜›

  • Aly

    I changed the neverinstalled thing but I still cant use my microsoft word. =(

  • Mehmet

    Hi Sir!

    You'r great. Thanks for everything…

  • Robin

    thank you thank you thank you thank you

  • ash

    I cant change to neverinstalled :,( help me!!

  • Wizard

    In order to write the new "proof.xml" into the folder, I just saved the NEW proof.xml on my desktop, moved the OLD one into My Documents (just for safe keeping) the moved the NEW Proof.xml into the folder where the old one was. It wouldn't let me save the NEW one there from notepad either.

    Just a tip πŸ˜‰

  • ogamer

    Thx you very much….very helpfull πŸ˜€

  • Kelvin

    thanks for the guide and the steps.

    greatly appreaciate your kindness!!!!

  • ebony

    i cant save the 'Proof' file. It wont let me!

  • Drums

    Same error as AD (1004). I modified the file and the registry. Still getting "area locked" error

  • zvzv

    I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!

  • Irene

    Hi.

    I'm another person having the same problem as AD (comment 1004) with the inability to modify any of my files with Microsoft Office even though the registration does not pop up.

    It'll be greatly appreciated if you can get back to me.

    Thanks in advance,

    Irene

  • luc

    thanks very very much, it did work for me. at one time i feel like a compputer programmer. its ez to change according to instruction but i failed at neverinstalled, can't save at all. do u knw why? but my MS office works well after that. Thanks again

  • Lucifer
  • Mallory

    I do not understand what it means to grant myself full permission. I have all of the steps down, but I am stuck on this one.

  • Guy

    Shawn: same thing happened to me, but there is a program call remove office 2007 that will remove the it completely. here's the link: http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/01/03/how-to-m

  • aaron

    OMG!!! awesome!!! i had a school project due and couldnt use the trial verson! now i can do all my projects!!! thanks so much!

  • Hall_FM

    The best way to activate office xp after re-installing windows is by saving and restoring the files, hmmmm….!!!!

  • York

    It can only work for a while. The only thing is that window which let you enter the product key doesn't appear. Then after office expired, you cannot use it at all.

  • someguy

    Gabrielle: yes, thats the reason why i used this, after my office expired i used this to get the full version

  • Tina

    OMG thank you!! I hope it works like this forever!! I had it registered and had to reinstall windows. Then the key didn't work.

  • Shawn

    It worked fine for a week but now Outlook stopped working while Excel, Word & Powerpoint are still working properly… when I try to remove Office from the PC I get an error message due to "setup error". Any suggestions on how I can remove or resolve problem with outlook?

  • does this mean all microsoft office 2007 professional programs can be used without expiring after 60 days?

  • Dimitri

    thanks a lot didn't know it was so easy to do

  • Florian

    Hi,

    I try this and it works for the normal office programs but not in onenote 2007!

    there's also the request to activate the product in internet or per telephone.

    Any ideas?

    thanks!

  • gia

    thank you so much!

  • toridas

    im having the same problem as comment 1004

  • omg thank you it works awesome guide. =)

  • Deejay

    It worked with my Vista OS.Amazing. Those that are getting an error message. Please refer to his other link http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/05/25/how-to-t

  • Alin

    it worked perfectly. thank you!

  • J

    Worked great. Thanks.

  • Lisa

    I tried this but I am getting an error when trying to save the Proof.en file: Cannot create the C:Progam filescommon filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12office setup conrollerproof.enproof.xml file. Make sure the path and file name are correct. Any ideas on how to get around this or what I may be doing wrong? Thanks!!

  • Schøler

    Can anyone answer my question about what the files could be called?

  • Whoosh

    Uh, ignore the typos in my prev post

  • Whoosh

    It used to work but today after I startes Word, I encountered the same error as 1004. Checked everything, the reg keys are deleted, the file is modified yet I get the "locked" message.

  • Schøler

    Could it be these two files?:

    DPCfile

    PSS

  • Schøler

    I cannot find the two files you have to delete within the subkey-file:

    DigitalProductID

    ProductID

    They aren't there, so what should I do?

  • Daniela

    amazing thank u

  • cool man

    hi thanks for the instruction works 100% i am very greatful

  • Tiffany Hall

    I have the same issue as comment 1004

    I didn't edit the registry first though, & it worked for a short while but in the middle of editing a document it locked on me & now I cannot do anything to it! Suggestions? I've tried going back into the registry and deleting those 2 values but they aren't there?

  • Borche

    how is simply but effective and working 100%

    THANX MATE!!!

  • Essam

    Heyyy thnx,,its working for me 2007 enterprise

    it accepts updates and templates

    very greatfull

    thnxxxxxxxxxxx

  • dsid4evr

    i have the same thing as Add (comment 1004)

    so what to do?

  • Kezz

    @ rivebise – thanks, I had trouble locating the file as Im using Vista as well, now my turn to help you.

    To save the file (cos I then had the same problem as you) you need to right click on the Proof.en file, go into properties, and click on the security tab. Have a look at your user name in the list (there's administrator etc) and see if you have modify rights. Most likely not, so just click on the edit button, give yourself rights to modify. I didn't even bother closing down the proof.en file while I made the changes, just went back and saved it and voila!

  • Ad

    This didn't work for me on Office 2007.

    It no longer asks for a product key, but if I try to type anything it says 'This modification is not allowed because the selection is locked'.

    Any suggestions? the search continues..

  • rivebise

    hey.thanks for posting this. However, i run windows vista, so my pathfile is program86 and not programs files. I found the file alright, however, when i try to save the modifications, it says "cannot find file" ?…

    please help me.

    thank you.

  • fennyhx

    It does work. Thank you.

  • dima

    i deleted another red file in that folder by mistake and its does not work to me πŸ™ and i neither can unstall it.

    what should i do?

    please help people!

  • You are my savior. Thank you soo much.

  • camille

    thank you soo much! πŸ™‚ god bless you! πŸ˜€

  • anon

    God Bless You!

  • Shin

    hey i am done with the trial, and need to uninstall micro office 2007. however when i tried to uninstall it said "file is either corrupted or not available." i tried to change Proof.xml back to but still cant uninstall. can any1 please show me how to uninstall?

  • co

    just tried it on my trial that had expired and it unlocked it worked for me great

  • Barlow

    Worked great. Important note: You have to undo any changes when you try to uninstall, or uninstall will fail.

  • alexis

    Bonjour,

    Je viens d'acheter une clé de licence mais le problème c'est que j'ai perdu ma sauvegarde du registre comment faire pour activer mon produit car j'ai payé, et j'ai besoin de word et tout le reste.

  • Seno

    it doesn't work you, stupido !

  • Sam

    THIS ONLY WORKS FOR THE TRIAL TIME… EVEN NO ACTIVATION PROMPT APPEAR, AFTER THE TRIAL PERIOD FINISH, IT DOESN’T WORK ANYMORE… NOT GOOD~

  • erica8908

    Worked for me about a month ago. THANK YOU!

  • Hier der Link für die KEYS YOutube;

  • Peter Hack

    Works great but expires in 30 day, any permanent fixes?

  • Caveman

    This does work. This hack makes no promises of stopping the trial version from expiring – it simply gives you full use of Microsoft Office that is otherwise limited due to it’s trial status.

    This works EXACTLY how the poster says it will. Open your eyes. Read. Stop being idiots.

  • PP

    As said below, this no longer works. Dont waste your time trying it. Trial WILL expire, no matter whet you do.

  • D

    THIS-DOES-NOT-WORK… it only turns off the prompt to buy office. The demo will expire all the same at the end of the trial period.. why do people keep posting this obviously non-working hack?

  • Marcelo

    I did that as a trial, but I could not find how to undo that… and now I cannot edit any WORD document, I can only read, If I try to edit I receive this message… " this modification is not allowed because the selection is locked"

    Can somebody help me please, on how to undo this or re-allow editing documents.

    Thanks!

  • Khawaja

    plz give me productr key of microsoft office 2007 version … i m vary in need of free version key ….

  • Jooface

    THANK YOU SO DAMN MUCH!

  • Kid

    No way!! You rock!!

  • Dowis

    thanks, this all works. πŸ™‚

  • XyZ

    this hack will lock use office after few uses!

    use mso.dll cracked file's to pass activation!

    thus hack will lock ur offic!

  • jade

    yourr amazing thankyouuuuu ( :

  • Larry

    weird… i did this a few months ago and its been working until now. Now when i open it the product key thing doesnt come up but the buttons become locked

  • Pinky

    well I got to the LAST stage and right when I was going to save it wouldn't let me.

    I'm the administrator and have full control, what's wrong??

    Also I accidentally deleted a thing on number 4 that said ProductName. I just deleted it because there was nothing else under it. Is that a problem??

  • THANKS MAN YOU HELPED ME A LOT!!!!

  • Student

    Cool i used it on the trial version of microsoft office 2007, consisting of powerpoint,word,excel etc. And it worked!

    Thanks dude! Seriously, Thanks!

  • MC

    Thanks a lot..!!!

  • Mick

    I uninstalled MS office, reinstalled and tried again and this time no problems.

    Thanks.

  • Mick

    Followed all directions to a "T". Still asks me for a registration key each time I open any part of the program. I'm using XP home edition. Any ideas would be most welcome.

  • This will work for a few days/weeks and then it's the same old story. All the editable fields will be grayed out and the files are read-only. I have Vista home and Office 2007 home/student version.

    Any help?

  • Dennis

    if you have vista, delete the proo.xml selection.

    then go open your recyle bin and drag the file onto you desktop. edit it on the and save it. Then drag the file back into the proo.en folder. works like a charm

  • Beny

    Mám problém s tím, ΕΎe mi to píše, ΕΎe ,,Tato zmΔ›na není povolena, protoΕΎe výbΔ›r je uzamčen" poradíte nΔ›kdo co s tím????

  • i couldn't locate the Proof.XML file and now that it doesn't ask for the trial id or any id icant even acivate it after deleteing the file in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration{90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE

    plz help me i have an assignment due TOMORROW and i need it. And there isnt any nearby library plus my inter net usage has run out so i can download 500mb i caqn only use like 4mb for four days.

  • student

    thanks a lot .great post. works fine.nd hope to find u again for more help.tahks again

  • Baba

    Good job. It worked like ABC>

    Thanks

  • Kamryn

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! I LOVE YOU! I WANT TO HAVE YOUR BABIES! YOU ARE MY GOD!

  • misspris

    I have vista, i tried this hack but now it wont work now. In all of the programs it says "this modification is not allowed because the selection is locked”.I would still have days left in the trial version if i hadnt done this hack. Now i cant uninstall office. how do i fix this or go back to how it was before i did this hack?

  • DUDE

    PLEASE HELP ME!!

    I did exactly all the instructions. It worked for me too!

    Only now ( couple of weeks later) My word has gone back to the old stadium. it is locked again and i can''t do anything!

    How can i unlock it again and go back to the good (cracked πŸ˜‰ ) version? :O

    pleas help!

    thnQ

  • Annie Deng

    omfg, wow, just did it & it works πŸ™‚

    thanks for posting this hack on the net πŸ™‚

    now i can use Microsoft word whenever πŸ™‚

  • IT student

    It doesn't work. It'll only blocked the pop up that says you need to activate. My friend tried it and it ends up as read only. IS there any solutions?

  • student

    what happened?? I can't used Microsoft word anymore it said "this modification is not allowed because the selection is locked". What should I do? I did what it is said above.

  • princesse

    thanks! this is great!! it will no bug me anymore to activate..

  • azuness

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration{91120000-002F-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}

    my number is different D: will it still work?

  • SnowFrog

    Thanks, worked. But how can I prevent Microsoft office to update itself when I'm online? Surely there must be a box to uncheck to make sure Office doesn't update without the user kowing about it…?

    Thanks for your help.

  • Stundent User

    I have windows vista. I installed the software as instructed. It doesn't ask work any product key after I changes the "Proof" file. But all the Microsoft funtionallity is not available. Can you please help me on that. Thanks.

  • le man

    I will buy this software, but my birthday is in 3 months and I can't afford it atm, so thank you very much for this hack!!! πŸ˜€

  • John

    TO ALL THOSE WITH VISTA AND GET THIS

    ‘Cannot create the C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE12Office Setup ControllerProof.XML file.’ Make sure the path and file name are correct.

    WELL SAVE THE EDITED VERSION TO YOUR DESKTOP

    ,

    THEN DELETE THE ORIGINAL IN C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE12Office Setup ControllerProof.en

    THEN DRAG AND DROP THE MODDED ONE N THAT FOLDER AND VIOLA!

    thanks franky

  • Sman

    Thanks a bunch! Used for enterprise and worked great

  • herb

    wow, thanks a lot!!!!!!! it works!!!

  • SnAkE

    thanks

    it works properly

  • Doug Dydo

    I used the office 2007 hack and know the send button is grayed out.

  • MV

    Genius thanks gays

    Just to help others, dop this once you have installed the trial without entering a key

    Secondly, change the SetupXMLfile only in the Proof.en file

    Great work digitallife

    Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Daniel

    TY ALOT!!! lolz, i definitely needed this

  • MrOw

    omg i love you…this is bloody awesome…

    <3 from new zealand

    michelle

  • stevie

    ive tried this as well but it doesnt work. i still go in to outlook and cannot send email etc

    please help

  • ayman

    Thanks, that was a great help but the next day i have a problem ( Compatiblity mode) in the header of word office and again I am unable to use the office…..any help pleeeeease

  • Jona

    Thank you so much.

    I had this huge assignment due, when the 60-trial period, of course, ends. With not much interest in using the shit proramme Open Office, i started searching for a solution and i found you πŸ™‚

    Much love from Denmark

  • fafa

    T'es un patron mon gros, THX VERY MUCH FROM PARIS

  • MV

    Need help in stopping Vista Office updates

    Any ideas how i can stop them?

    And should i do this once the trial has expired, or while it is still valid

    Thanks

  • FRANKY

    TO ALL THOSE WITH VISTA AND GET THIS

    ‘Cannot create the C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE12Office Setup ControllerProof.XML file.’ Make sure the path and file name are correct.

    WELL SAVE THE EDITED VERSION TO YOUR DESKTOP,

    THEN DELETE THE ORIGINAL IN C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE12Office Setup ControllerProof.en

    THEN DRAG AND DROP THE MODDED ONE N THAT FOLDER AND VIOLA!

  • Jordan

    omg thank you so mnuch!

  • Steven Jobs

    This rocks! Works like a charm. I am impressed! Like you said, obviously I won't be able to download updates….but that goes without saying. Not to hard to do with Vista, just gotta think outside the box a bit.

  • Cori

    Is it true that Microsoft scans their programs for this sort of tampering?

  • Brandon

    Well, it all looks nice, but it wont work for me. I have Windows Vista and when I try to change the "AlwaysInstalled" to "neverInstalled", I get a code that tells me 'Cannot create the C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE12Office Setup ControllerProof.XML file.' Make sure the path and file name are correct.

    Please help because I would like to use this hack. Also, when I went to change to "neverinstalled", it gave me two options, one was for SetupControllerFiles and the other for SetupXmlFiles. I didnt know which to change so I tried both.

  • Lui

    THAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNXXXXXXXXXXXX

  • Ty
  • Maksim

    PLEASE REPLY! HELP!

    I have windows Vista and pre-installed microsoft office Home and Student 2007

    when I try to follow your method to disable this trial and make it work as full version, I cant find some of the files…

    I dont have DigitalProductID nor ProductID in the registry…I tried deleting ProductName….

    then I dont have anything in C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE12Office Setup ControllerProof.en

    as far as my folder goes is C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE12 and there I only have 4 files… they are msoshext.dll MSOXEV.DLL MSOXMLED (has no .exe or .dll or other extension, just the name. description says it is an application tho) and I have MSOXMLMF.DLL

    please help!

  • William Gates

    Thanks, it worked a treat

  • J Pearl

    I don't believe it! Brilliant and oh so smooth!!

    Love ya for this πŸ™‚

  • Andy

    Thank You!, you are a genius, you always save me from get stucked!

  • Wow….incredible. Its worked.

  • francesca

    thanks it worked.

  • DT

    Genius.

  • tash

    youre a bloody legend.

  • dee

    it worked! thanks so much!

    now i can do my assignment!!!

  • Nice article, thanks πŸ˜‰

  • dee

    If you are using vista and you can't save the file take the following steps; it worked for me.

    Go to Control Panel -> User Accounts -> Turn User Account Control off -> Restart, then try it. It will let you save.

    Hope this helps and thanks for the article!

  • Dan

    YES IT WORKS!!!THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

  • newob

    AWESOME! Works great, thanks!!

  • Tim

    I've experienced the same problem as Mike, after following the instructions I could not edit the page. Any advice?

  • I need Help!

    After I tried this, I noticed that my Microsoft Office needs to be activated. How can I activate it if I don't have an original activation code?

    Please, someone help me!

  • mike

    I followed what you said, and the pop up asking for the code stopped, but it wont let me type in any of the office programs anymore eg word or excel. in the status bar at the bottom it says "this modification is not allowed because the selection is locked"

    what can i do? thanks!

  • Maksim

    Hi!

    I have windows Vista and pre-installed microsoft office Home and Student 2007

    when I try to follow your method to disable this trial and make it work as full version, I cant find some of the files…

    I dont have DigitalProductID nor ProductID in the registry…I tried deleting ProductName….

    then I dont have anything in C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE12Office Setup ControllerProof.en

    as far as my folder goes is C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE12 and there I only have 4 files… they are msoshext.dll MSOXEV.DLL MSOXMLED (has no .exe or .dll or other extension, just the name. description says it is an application tho) and I have MSOXMLMF.DLL

    please help!

  • dhansuh

    its workingggggggggggggggggg great ………………

  • jajaja

    works amazinggg!! thankyouuu!!!! if you can follow instructions and use common sense you wont make the same mistakes like some of the clowns in this comment area. haha

  • Rosie

    I have Windows Media Center XP. This worked for a while, but now runs in "compatibility mode". (Can't change anything.) I tried uninstalling MS Office and reinstalling, but it didn't work. (says a file is missing when I try to uninstall.) Any ideas?

  • san

    it is working

  • asscown60

    back again this is for xp versions

  • asscown 60

    here is the link you all need

    i hope this help someone

    http://www.keygen.ms/crack/114436/

    keep up the good work all :}

  • assclown60

    get help try this serisl key took me for ever to find it hope it works for you

    CJ3F3-KJHFQ-VWV77-KGC9V-QKTHW

  • mobilezdi

    thanks… u save my life.

  • chiki

    I unistall office pro 2007 because I couldn't open .docx files with word

    and now when I try to install it it says that key has expired and I don't know what to do

    could you help me?

  • meme

    to give permission to save the changes in note page, right click on the file while in its folder, click properties. go to the security tab, click advanced, you should see 3 options- 2 have full access, one does not, click on it- click off the check box for full access. voila

  • mayra

    how do you give full permision so you can change it?

  • Yessss thank alot finally it is working

  • Iam using Vista home premium, on the last tips Ican open note pad but can't be saved, help me please

  • Thomas

    how to activate again the ms. 2007 professional? Because i forgot to didn't update the microsoft..

    please help me?

  • Dude Thanks

  • PB

    i am a vista user and thanks to TRJB, i was able to save to modified files. But now when i open any program everything is locked!

  • MoJoPo

    works fine, Vista, Home& STudent Trial

    thanks

  • snjezana

    hey i had the trial one and it ran out. and i need a product key. i hav one on my laptop but its not working. i need to use my microsoft word 2007 and cannot use it unless i put the product key please help me.

  • meg

    I did this using Vista and it works but only for about ten seconds. For some reason it loads and lets you type, then immediately turns back to grey and the trial version…any help? I'm sure I followed the instructions correctly!

  • Simon

    The trial version was already installed on my laptop when I bought it. Anyways I cant find digitalproductid or productid as its not there?

  • sid

    THANKS! that's +1 little guys, -1 CORPORATE GIANT!

  • MOin

    please send ms office 2007 license key

  • cricky

    unbelieveable! Thanks so much, works a treat on XP.

  • NY

    This is great!!! thanks a lot!

  • Felipe

    Vlw mesmo, funcionou perfeitamente!!

  • pinkishee

    thanks man!!! it works!!!!

  • Dan B

    I'm using vista and i can't seem to locate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration i get to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftOffice12.0 and the only options i have are MsoExample and User settings. Registration is not an option.

  • Edgar

    geeh, that worked delightfully. the vista method from TRJB is excellent. thanks!

  • itsme

    THANKS A LOT!!!!!!!

    it worked πŸ™‚

  • Happy

    Woohoooo. Thx man

  • liz

    OMG! i have windows vista and i was having problems with saving proof.en with the NEVERINSALLED part and TRJB (comment 878) really helped alot! thank YOU for this sight and TRJB!

  • DJ

    Thanks, Worked Great!

    -DJ

  • thanks man! its work! salute!

  • VonHunter

    Many thanks to TRJB, as I am a Vista user and really needed the Powerpoint program to work.

  • ???

    This hack will no working after days…

    Try this, this is the 100% perfect solution!

    http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4385628/Office_20

  • john

    im on vista and it wasnt letting me save, so instead save it into your documents and delete the original proof.xml then paste the new one into the folder…this should work

  • TRJB

    i have vista and at first it kept saying it couldn't save Proof in XML format, it could only save as a .txt file.

    so i had to open Notepad first, right clicking it to open. I selected use 'run as administrator' to be able to edit in notepad (second part).

    when i opened notepad as an administrator, then clicked OPEN from the File menu,

    selected 'all files',

    and then copied and pasted the proof file address (from part 2 step 1) in the search box.

    I followed the directions changing AlwaysInstalled to neverInstalled.

    Then I saved it.

    after that i worked.

    Hope it helps a Vista user.

  • TRJB

    thanks a lot. this really did work. can't imagine how much money i'm saving!

    peace and blessings unto you!

  • wouter

    THANKS MAN IT WORKED!

  • Mike

    Devon, i can tell you what to do. I do not like this, but… read the disclamer. sorry.

  • varun

    u own !!!

  • john

    hi sam b

    i did as u said but i could not get the MS_Office_Trial that u said to change it to MS_Office_Full Can u tell me where should i go to change it thanx.

  • aleihsaann

    wow! this site is really great. I make it..

    thanks for the info.. it really helps.

  • Devon

    I got all the way to the last step and it tells me that it cannot create the file then asks me if I want to overwrite it and I click yes but then it takes me back to the first thing about not being able to create the file. does anyone know what I should do?

  • Sam B.

    Actually, neverInstalled produces an error, YOU HAVE TO DO FullInstalled and change the MS_OFFICE_TRIAL value to MS_OFFICE_FULL. Then it will work.

  • Pursley McSquare

    whew! you just saved my persuasion grade. thanks!

    420

  • littlev

    oh I have it!!!!! Thanks so much I can start doing doing some work now – πŸ™‚

  • littlev

    Hi I have got all the way to the final stage but I am unable to save the notepad file, an error comes up saying cannot create the file

  • krystel

    WOW. thanks!!!!!! ^___^

  • thank you

  • Jamie

    This worked for me, we'll see if it locks up again as was suggested by

    "hellboy

    February 8th, 2009 10:33

    859

    hey after a few days after the hack office goes into RFM just like this…Why does it do like this. Each time i have to install and then crack it. Please helP!!!!"

  • hervelon
  • bechie

    thanks πŸ™‚

  • fgfg

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  • wheatlandguy

    correction: "had NO problems"

  • wheatlandguy

    Used it to install office on my hp laptop running windows xp. Followed instructions exactly, had to problem. Worked perfect!

  • hellboy

    hey after a few days after the hack office goes into RFM just like this…Why does it do like this. Each time i have to install and then crack it. Please helP!!!!

  • Crystal

    Totally worked – thanks! I had the trial already installed but had passed the 60 days. I followed the instructions to remove the activation codes, then do the hack & had no problems. I dont know what these other people are on about re it not working – they must not have followed the instructions properly! If it locked your office trial why wouldn't you just uninstall-reinstall and try again? Uninstalling a trial doesn't wipe your saved files…

  • Ron

    You guys do know that after the 60 days if you delete the 2 things in the registry. Once Office locks up all you have to do is download a new copy of the trial over top of the one you currently have, and use a new trial key for an additional 60 days of use.

  • priiscylla

    OMG, I HAVE TO UNINSTAL EVERYTHING FIRST AND THEN FOLLOW THOSE STEPS? UUUUGHH, SHIT I DIDNT DO THAT .. cuz like, i did without uninstaling it, and it was still locked πŸ™

    but like, i have the home and student version, does it make any difference?

    and i will unistal the whole office now to repeat those steps, so i DOWNLOAD THE OFFICE AGAIN, RIGHT?

  • Do not fucking do this, this does not work, you can do this, but after 20 times you used it, it will lock again this just make the install Microsoft office windows disappear, in other words, this is useless, don't even bother doing his.

  • Holden

    Thanks man! Really works!

  • EMilio

    DO NOT FOLLOW THIS

    IT LOCKS YOUR OFFICE THEY MADE IT LIKE THT SO YOU FUCK UP UR OFFICE

    who ever posted this i hope u fucken die

  • jenni

    i am having problems with my ms office pro 2007.. i have followed the instructions to activate the hack version. now is locked and i can't use ms office pro 2007. why is that??

  • sophia

    how do u change the ownership on vista when ur saving proof

  • ina
  • Keevno

    What's the big deal, it still lasts 60 days? It's even worse because you forget when it expires!

    Why's everyone thanking you for "saving life" and calling you God?

    I don't get it!

  • Arnold

    amazing!!!

  • Pedro Santos

    Thanks a lot lol!!!

    Ur awsome!!!

  • Manolis

    Thank you very much…u r the best !!

  • rom

    merci

  • Linda

    My microsoft office wouldn't even let me use my own serial code anymore.

    Thank you so much πŸ˜€

  • Windicious

    This method will only work whilst the trail still has time left to expire. Hope this helps.

    =]

  • ina

    i cant undertsand whats written there…could u please write it in english?im not that good in arabic…i would be sooo thankfull if anyone were to help..best regards Ina

  • Dragan

    Thanks but,

    I still have sections that are locked.. is this because I tried this hack after the trail period had expired OR because I did not change the Proof.XML file at the time I did this hacking?

    Please Reply.

  • vix

    thnx mate!!! a lot

  • Deus te abençoe! *Se der certo :] xD

  • TiriLimps.

    This Didnt worked on me … it says that its not tral but still sections are locked and i cant modificate Anything!!:(

  • Phil

    thank you very much for this

    my trial expired today and i really needed to use it for college work thats for tomorrow

    you guide saved me

    thank you XD

  • Eric

    As long as I seeing this web page..

    No one Answer how to remove MS.Office 2007..

    Can`t any one find out how to remove it?

    Except format the computer?

  • Meem

    Ok so I did everything this said to do but when I got to this part..

    C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE12Office Setup ControllerProof.en

    I couldnt find the Office Setup Controller. What do I do now??

  • chuck

    yeah,

    doesn't work,

    please help.

    i do exactly what you say

    please e-mail me

  • jonny

    MAN you are sexy!

  • altaris

    man, u kinda saved my life! πŸ˜‰

  • iukoo

    thanx mate!

  • Valee

    necesito ayuda esque tengo el windows vista y no puedo guardar Proof me dice que hay en error ayudame porfavor

  • jordan

    i cant open word, or uninstall it or anything.. what should i do, i would just like to get it back to normal where i can buy the code or get it from a friend. any suggestions?

  • tobe

    Kristie $827, did you find out how to fix the problem without uninstalling? I can read my emails but can't respond or use most of the features. Quite annoying. I just saw Frank's suggestion in 67. Not sure how I missed it. Apparently, once you have the gray features that's it. So you do have to uninstall and try the suggestions he gave once you reinstall office. Give it a shot! Let me know if it works.

    Unfortunately, I gave my office (ultimate) Cd away and never activated; I didn't expect to have a problem since it was an original. Does anyone know if I can download a trial version for ultimate or should I have my nephew ship it back to me? Oh yeah! Since I can't save anything in outlook, does that mean I lose all emails since my screen went gray? Sucks to be nice sometimes! Help

  • kirstie

    okay. i did all that and everything worked perfectly for a few months or so, and now i'm back to an ended trial?

    i've checked the proof.en file and it is still saved as "neverInstalled", and so i changed it back to Always, and it said my trial ran out – and changed it back to "never" and it doesn't give me the popup, but still acts as if my trial ran out.

    now it appears the only way to fix this, is to remove that version, and download a new trial pack (student, home etc) for a new trial – and attempt this hack again? possibly to only get 60 days/25 uses all over again?

    i have no idea why this happened, (or when for that matter, since i don't use office regularly).

    help please?

    kirstie

  • Gini

    Mitchell;

    Thanks for posting that link. After following that, I was able to make everything work perfectly.

    Thanks!

  • Tobe

    I was able to deactivate the activation screen by following the directions; however when I open Word or Outlook the functionality grays out after 1 minute. I have updates turned off; something is allowing Outlook to reverse privilege after 30 sec to a minute. What could it be and how do I fix it without uninstalling and removing everything. Help…

  • Loo

    God Bless ya, GENUIS!!! THanks, and keep it hack!

  • someperson
  • Mitchell

    Bobby

    January 27th, 2009 07:28 820i have windows vista, and** i got a problem.

    at the 6th point, it says: 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.

    How do i do this ?

    Thx

    XX–I too ran into this problem. However i found the folling site very helpful. It solved the above problem that u mentioned.–XX

    http://www.tipandtrick.net/2008/how-to-take-owner

  • i have windows vista, and** i got a problem.

    at the 6th point, it says: 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.

    How do i do this ?

    Thx

  • i have windows vista, how can i got a problem.

    at the 6th point, it says: 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.

    How do i do this ?

    Thx

  • Mary

    Oops didn't work after all the key prompt still came up it was just slow.

  • Mary

    It worked but the file was in a different place. My computer came with M office installed but no product key and said it would stop working after a certain number of times opening the product.

    I searched in my computer for Proof.XML and it found the file for me and changed the line as stated and now it opens without warning.

    Thanks

  • carlos

    nossa da

    certo mesmo

  • emile

    I tested this out and it works, though, when I got my laptop office 2007 was already on my comp but i guess it was just the trial version, the user before me never installed office and thus never entered in the trial product key. i saw on here somewhere that if you do what you posted before the trial version then microsoft will pick it up and you won't be able to get it back. would this also apply in my case?

    please send an email to [email protected]

    thanks, you are a genius dude!

  • manpower

    Shokran jazilan = thank you very much (in arabic)

    i was looking for this key product and was thinkind about OpenOffice

    Well God bless u

  • arya

    hey it not working. im already do it all the reeuirements..

    still cant use the office. can u email me please. thanks

  • Ash

    u r a bloody genius mate. thanx. its so much better than looking for the serial key which can take u hours

  • taksman.exe

    deu certo valeu véi

    até mais =P

  • Jessica

    OMGOMGOMG thanks so so so much

    u have no idea how much you have helped me thank you thank you thank you!!!!

  • [email protected]

    I've read all the comments about this item. All i'm going to do is wait for the 60 day trial period and then do this "hack / tweak" or whatever they call it. For the meantime, i'll still look for serials and keygens that will work. Saves me all the trouble of going through this unsure process of obtaining Microsoft Office '07. I suggest to find keygens and serials in torrents/file sharing sites like "Thepiratebay.com or mininova.org".

    Also try astalavista.com for serial search…

    I think this is the safest way so far and only do this "hack/tweak" if only in desperation… Just a thought….

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  • Alesha

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! U helped me out so much!

  • Eliska
  • PD

    This worked for me. The only thing I did differently was capitolize the "N" in never.

  • Mo

    very helpful i did it, and it worked

  • pu$$y

    this was ok hack if it worked DUHHH

  • Ktwo

    ich habe die Dateien wie im Tutorial angeführt gelöscht und die restlichen Schritte ebenso vollzogen. Jedoch kann das Programm immernoch einige Funktionen nicht ausführen. Deswegen wollte ich es löschen, allerdings konnte ich dies nicht vollzogen werden, da ja die Dateien von mir zuvor gelöscht wurden. Kann mir jemand sagen wie die Werte im "Regedit" aussehen? vielleicht einen Screenshot schicken oder so? Ich denke wenn ich die Werte wieder herstelle wie sie vorher waren gelingt mir das Deinstallieren auch.

    Ihr wäret mir eine große Hilfe

    MfG K2

  • itza

    it dose not work and i really need a key, could someone get me one please. I'm desperate

  • josef

    absolut unbrauchbar dieser hack.

    habs durchexerziert. dieser hack blendet wirklich nur die pop ups zur key eingabe aus. thats it!

  • Eric

    @TopRocker0013

    So use this hack after trial evaluation expired?

    Why the developer didn't tell it from beginning?

    Now I can't remove my Microsoft Office 2007,what should I do?

  • TopRocker0013

    For people that have problems: If you have the trial, let the 60 days pass then use the hack because people are getting locked from the computer because Microsoft moniters the trial until it ends. So, when the trial expires and it's in "read-only" mode that's the time to use this hack

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  • wc

    Thanks a fucking lot, doing it caused Vista to shut me out completely. Now I can't do anything with my computer except go on Firefox, and what the fucking use is that. I reversed what I did awhile ago because I found an old version of Office. Now I have to reload Vista, and basically lose everything, as far as I can tell. Don't use it.

  • matt

    can any one tell me how to turn auto updates off

  • Edwin

    Thanks

  • kiko

    cara valeu mesmo, suas dicas foram de grande havalia

  • Eric

    Now i have a big problem.. After is locked i can't remove it.. It says corrupted! what should I do?? Format my Computer?

  • Jerry

    thanks man it works, i got my trail vertion to go with no trail key man i say thanks a hell of alot

  • Richard

    The Office Trial that was preinstalled on my PC ran out so it effectively turned it into a reader because I could not make any changes to the documents. After using this workaround I can now make alterations etc again so in my case it worked a treat. OK I now have to turn off auto updates etc but that's no great inconvenience.

    Thanks to the Compiler of this workaround, keep up the good work.

  • Phil

    Boujour à tous ! J'ai tout suivi ces précieuses instructions mais à létape de changer en "neverInstalled'', ça me marque mauvais chemin d'accès ( J'ai vista)

    DE L'AIDE SVP J'AI BESOIN DE OFFICE !

    c'est quoi le moyen pour que mon ordi accepte le changement de fichier proof.xml, un truc du genre

    RÉPONDEZ PLZ

  • elvin

    this modification is not allowed because selection is locked". how i fix it after i hack office 2007

  • Omaid Ahmed Khan

    I was looking for some product key generator but this stuff really worked for me..

    Thanks

  • tnt4him

    This does not work to get MS Office for free. It just disables the notification. After 25 starts or 60 days most functions are disabled. When you want uninstall it you cant because of the deleted subkeys in the registry file. Manual uninstall is your next step and its a lot of steps. Best to go to Ebay and find one cheaply.

  • unhappy

    Tried it is right, your trial will still run out "as did mine" and then when you try to edit files you'll get "this modification is not allowed because this selection is locked" …. Oh well

  • matt

    i cant change the proof file wat do i do

  • Amber

    I did every single step, but once I got to the step where i open up proof.en in Notepad, i change is to 'neverInstalled' but once i save it, it tells me that

    "can not create….

    Make sure the Path Name and file name are correct."

    I also use Vista…I already had this installed onto my computer for a little over 30 days also, so I just went ahead and did all the steps with it being on my computer…should I uninstall it?

    What am i doing wrong?????

  • Jimbo Coles

    No this actually works, and yes MS does have a correction for it in automatic updates. Key is, just stop installing automatic updates. I had to system restore and stop installing them.

    All MS does for auto updates is scan your web history and provide it to its MSN web search team. No real need for them unless you have Vista, where MS constantly must fix OS flaws πŸ™‚

  • Aleks

    I cant change the "proof.xml" file… what do i do?!!!

  • Buddhika

    Thanks alot man… Ur the best.. Keep up the good work….. Damn I can imagine the face of Bil Gates.. Ha ha…. Thanks again man..

  • janine

    will i ever have to register it again? because i just saw that it is totally not activated.

  • WARNING

    It took Microsoft a day to find me out and disable most functions of all my Office 2007 programs. I suspect they inspect your computer everytime they claim to "install updates". This is a really stupid, amateurish set of instructions. Don't even try.

  • Tried it

    this is not a hack. just a stupid tweak to avoid seeing the pop up. doesn't work, people. don't even bother with it.

  • Benyx

    You are the best man…i was looking for hacking MS 2007 Entreprise for like ages and nothing worked till I found this.

    Thanks a lot.

  • donny

    nyc

  • fifi

    I have ypur method on my laptop it worked perfectly, however on my vista comp, it wont let me save the proof.en file.

  • x1

    you dumbass, 30 days left and now i cant uninstall it..

    to anyone else; would it cause a prob. if i shift + del it from C folder?

  • karter

    FYI.

    it works, yes.

    but it does ask you if for a product key, even thoe it is not required.

    butt…..

    it will only let you run it up to 25 times before you can no longer use it w/o a product key.

    click the ? on the bottom left when it askes you for the key.

  • Help the poor

    Great it works!

    But nly the registry way worked and only after removing the values from BOTH reg keys as mentioned THANKS.

    [The Proof.en doesnt have "cost=1248" maybe because it's not an English office, but still I found 2 places to change it and it did not work when I put "NeverInstalled" at the right places.]

  • it worked but now(almost after 30days) it doesn't- i change the proof. en part back to "AlwaysInstalled" and it still will not unistall?

  • Bob

    Great now it cannot be uninstalled. You should have your ass kicked.

  • dadan

    Didn't work…It takes off the the word trial and all that stuff but…After 60 day inspires it is freezing…So author u can easily delete this thread or whatever

  • if u get a thing that wont let u save it simpley……

    in the C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE12Office Setup ControllerProof.en folder right-click on proof ,then, click security , click your name than click edit, then click full control click apily, and edit the file,anyway, that HACK WORKS!!!! but i have a ? why is 1note on my bigrig (big computer) but not on my laptop??

  • mimo

    it worked to remove the notification to activate it & enter the product key message but did not able to unlock the features,so it opens with reduced functionality………so not a great job at all.

  • gabivigo

    very usefull, thanks a lot

  • hsr

    i downloaded office 2007 trial edition and have a genuine CD key but the genuine CD key is not recognized as being valid – any suggestons?

  • AJ

    to uninstall… make to proof file into the old thing… thats "alwaysinstalled" and then uninstall…. for vista users copy the proof file into the desktop then edit it and then paste it back…

  • Dave

    "Guys, this will corrupt the installation after a short time. You won’t be able to uninstall it, and all it does is remove the word “trial” its still only a 60 day trial".

    Exectly said John is right.

  • Ohh… i saved the note to my desktop and edited it and saved it 2 my desktop again then i put it back in the proof.en folder hope it says ok…

  • i couldnt save the proof file again… so i deleted the whole proof file… dunno whats gonna happen but i used word a few times and its been ok…

  • john

    Guys, this will corrupt the installation after a short time. You won't be able to uninstall it, and all it does is remove the word "trial" its still only a 60 day trial.

  • Alex

    After changing from "alwaysinstalled" to "neverinstalled", it wouldnt let me save it. can anyone tell me exactly what I have to do to make it save??

  • Breanna

    it worked for a while but then i opened powerpoint today and it didnt work at all nither did office or excel..please help fix

  • Metal Maniac

    Sweet stuff..worked like a charm!! Just hoping there won’t be any problems later on like other people. Thanks for the post.

  • waaaaaaaaaaaaaa BEBSI COLA!!!! Helllua!!!!

    This one make very good friend! This one make Very nice!!!

    I take a shhit on microsoft…. Apple is muccccch better! This work like great!!!!

    Microsoft is SHHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rimpu

    hello

    thanks

    but activation option is disable.

    but all office product not working.

    all product is off.

    plz help

    rimpu singla

    9785612008

  • dez

    Thanks a lot man…. This hack works greate.

    Microsoft should put you in jail…

    Thanks a lot man….

  • Alexandre

    heyyyy

    its worked……

    but i didnt read the lest line and i access an update and i dont know what i have to do to make office make worke again…

    please halp me…..

    please

  • noturno

    U rock man, worked!!!

    nice and smoth…

    thxxx

  • SiM

    I need help. I used this about 3 months ago and it worked perfectly. Now with no warning it has all just completely gone again and the problem is that all my files ARE saved how they should be on here.

    Has anyone else had this? Not sure if I may have downloaded a Microsoft update that has wiped it. Desperately need Word back.

    This is good tho! (as long as I can get it back!)

  • thank you so much I couldn't thank you more. Love it!

  • Steviiie

    man i gotta problem , when i go to save it, it says, cannot save make your file save is correct

    HELP

  • Dipjoy

    its wonderfull

    U knw, i got to complete my task for the exams

    And now am happy that i will be able to complete my preparatory notes very well

    Tanks A LOT

  • anirudh

    I am logged in as administrator and when i modify Proof.XML and save it it says make sure path is correct

  • leaker

    works perfectly, thanx!

  • sylar13

    thanx,worked perfectly.

  • T
  • Rochin

    Xd , this trick is working for me!!

    thanks

  • mountain dude

    for vista user…

    1. right click on the Proof.XML and select properties

    2. go to the security tab and give all full access so that you can modify the file

    3. follow the steps above to change the Proof.XML

    works for me….

  • Bobby Brown

    Does it work?

  • Ryan

    Anyone with Vista needs to right click on the file first and give yourself permissions to write and modify.

  • Alisha

    I cannot save once i have changed it to neverinstalled. I have windows vista. Please help

  • Chanel

    Hello,

    Can somebody please please help me!!!

    I need a product key for microsoft office.

    I don't have it !!!!!!

    I work a lot with Word, so I really need that key..

    Can you please help me??

    THanx

  • lola

    it works ??

  • Jade

    Thank You!!

    This hack really work

    for Vista πŸ™‚

  • Dan

    Hi,

    I have a huge problem with this!! and its ruining me!! so please please help…

    I was using office 2007 pro trial and did the above to stop the activation dialog box problem….only problem is now outlook wont send, i cant reply, i cant add to the calendar, word wont save, excel wont work…like an idiot i didnt back up the productID OR DigitalProductID files. I have tried everything to activate the product – reloaded the software but i get constant error messages – how do i replace the files i deleted and get everything back to normal so i can pay and activate the software?????

    Please help, i cant do a thing and have been trying to sort this for 3 days now!!!

    [email protected]

    Thanks in advance

  • Luis

    Ok, this works indeed for about 25 times opening a Office document and then you're back to start. Keep your initial product code, after resetting the "NeverInstalled" back to the original value you may be able to re-install.

    Good Luck.

  • Yama

    ANYONE PLEASE HELP ME!!!

    I GOT A FREAKING PROBLEM WITH MY MS OFFICE 2007!

    IT SAYS "THIS MODERATION IS NOT ALLOWED BECAUSE THE SELECTION IS LOCKED"

    WHY IS THAT?

    HOW TO UNLOCK????

    PLEASE, ANYBODY!!!

  • Maria

    This only worked for me for a week, then it just crapped out on me and locked. Any suggestions as to what may have happened?

  • Adam

    Totally worked. Sweet and simple.

  • jack

    does not work. im using vista

  • Sagar Saxena

    Close all Microsoft Office applications.

    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_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration

    Note that inside the registry key, there should be another subkey that resembles the following:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration{90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE

    or

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration{91120000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE

    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 2007

    ProductName=Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007

    Once found the correct registry subkey, delete the following values:

    (DigitalProductID and ProductID)

    If these value's are not available then delete,

    (Current)

    Close Registry Editor.

    and have a Activated Microsoft Office 2007.

    Thanks

    Sagar Saxena

    mail me at :- [email protected]

  • Dwain

    This crack does not work. If it does why have microsoft let this crack be here to this day? After 25 times of opening this it says '…selection is locked' which means you cannot type or do anything with office.

  • addi

    Ok, I did what it says in here but how do I use it fully? It wont let make change fonts and stuff, just read the contents.

  • andi

    hey, it worked. you rock, thank you!!!

    female 31 yrs old

  • dman

    having the same problem as a few others. Done all the steps correctly but Im getting 'this modification is not allowed because the selection is locked' when I try and type anything in any of the office programmes. Any answers?

  • mikkamakka

    Thank You!!!!

    It is working

  • Lee

    IT SAYS THAT I CANNOT CREATE THE FILE..TO MAKE SURE THAT THE NAME AND STUFF IS CORRECT. HOW DO I GRANT OWNERSHIP AND ALLOW FULL PERMISSION TO DO THIS? ALL I NEED TO DO IS SAVE THE EDIT I MADE IN THE PROOF. PLEASE HELP!!!

  • Dan

    I meant outlook – πŸ™‚

  • DAN

    hi,

    iv used this and it does work for word, excel, but unfortunately not for office – i am unable to send any emails, although i can receive.

    Any ideas how i can get around this?

    many thanks

  • Joe

    YES!!!! It worked. I'm a student and I can't afford overpriced software, so I would like to take this opportunity and thank the author of this article. You rock..

  • name

    File>New>Mail Message and other's menu in Outlook 2007 doesn't work on this trick!

  • I'll help ya

    I did this and it worked, but a few things were different.

    I have Vista with the trial home & student version. When I first tried to clear my existing key, I couldnt find "Registration" under the 12.0 in regedit. Nor could I find "Office Setup Controller" under OFFICE12 when looking to edit the xml file in Windows Explorer.

    I found after further research that I have a x64 system. So instead of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration{90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE

    you need to look under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration

    and then to edit the xml file you should look under C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE12Office Setup ControllerProof.en

    instead of C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE12Office Setup ControllerProof.en

    And I also had to change the permissions for the xml file because it wouldnt let me save it. To do that, right click on the xml file (before opening it with notepad) and choose "properties", then the "security" tab. Click on "advanced" and then "owner", then "edit" then click on the name of the person under "change owner to" then click apply or ok. Close out the "properties" window and then reopen the "properties" and click on the "security" tab. Now click on the user name you chose and click "edit". Click on the user name you chose again and then mark all of the empty boxes under "allow" in the permissions for users box. Click apply or ok and your done. Now you can edit the xml file and save it according to the instructions above.

    Hope this helps some of ya!

  • If you want a good office suite download openoffice.org. It doesnt come with the frustrating ribbon.

  • Pall

    I manage to change the file to the "neverInstalled" thingy, thoug it still doesnt work… Is it because i have it on danish, where the folder is Proof.da?

  • thank you yoon and sanci,

    it really worked.

    thanks very much and thanks to digital life

  • alexz

    i installed it and did everything but now it say that the selection is locked and i cant uninstall microsoft office trial… what can i do to uninstall it.

  • Do not do this. After 60 days all Microsoft Office programs will eventually freeze. It's just a hack not a permanent hack. It just gets rid of the activation screen. I repeat do not do this

  • hashire

    I've gone through everything and it's still locked, which is very frustrating, considering I wanted to get some writing done today, and I have a paper due Wednesday that I can't do now. Ffffff.

  • andre

    parabens!!!! obrigado pela boa dica

  • swaroop

    Dude

    you r a genius. I was tired searching the net for weeks but this ultimately works.

  • joshua

    OMG IT WORKED!!!

    Thanks

  • Scott

    thanks a lot man..took a minute to figure out how to give myself the permissions to save it but anyone with a bit of knowledge can figure it out.

  • luis

    i put my key product wat should i do now?

  • SA

    dude!!!

    thanks!

    you are brilliant

    seriously

    there are so many people who would be greedy with this kind of info and just keep it to themselves

    not you

    thanks again

  • tout_est_kaka

    I downloaded the MS Officce Enterprise 2007. Afer having installed, I had changed the XML file to the "Neverinstalled" as the above instruction. But I just can use the program for some days, now I can't modify my document. The Office say: "the modification is not allowed because the selection is locked". Tell me the reasons why,pls. Or help me how to get a full free version forever.

  • Johnny RimJobb

    Hey guys. To those having troubles saving the 'proof' file you have to change go into the 'properties' for the folder that holds that file and change the permissions. It is set by default to NOT allow you to change / modify. Just go into properties –> security and change the permissions so USERS (such as you) have full control. Then you can save the Proof.XML file!

    πŸ™‚

    Fk you microsoft !

  • JD

    I'm not able to save the "Proof" file after changing one of the words that should allow me use office without a key. What do I need to do ?

  • Greg

    Yo, dude, you know what you are doing.

    Very smart guy whoever posted this.

    This worked!!

    I wounder where you got trained in computer science?

  • whocares

    THANKS BOSS!!!

    THANKS A TON…

    I HAD AN IMPORTANT PROJECT WHICH I WANTED TO COMPLETE TODAY,… AND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NITE, MY TRIAL EXPIRED…

    I WILL ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL TO U!

  • when i downloaded the trial version, everything was already locked, would the instructions still work for me?

  • hi. i have to problems

    1)i couldnt find the product ID or the Digital Product ID

    2)when i tried to save the notepad file, it says it cannot create the file in the location i had gotten it from. it says "make sure file and path name are correct. how should i save it and where should i save it?

    i have windows vista. Please Help (with detailed instructions because i am technologically challenged =)

    thanx

  • dini_indo

    thanks pal, your crack was working good for me..

  • jamy911

    Please help…anyone!

    I need either a product key, or a way to get aroung the product key on mic. off. 07. i attempted to follow previously posted directions but i fail.

  • Sherry

    I successfully followed the directions above. However, I am still unable to modify or create documents in Microsoft Office. Please help.

  • krl

    I did this a while ago and it worked but now suddenly it only runs in compatibility mode, how can I fix this???

  • Yoon

    to Manoj Pahari

    don't forget, if you want to save it properly you have to save it as an administrator

  • sanci

    Thanks a lot! It worked on Vista also, but with changing proof.xml in other location and then placing it in right folder.

  • Manoj Pahari

    I m using windows vista.

    I succeeded in everything but as i try to save proof.xml after modifying as neverinstalled. It couldn't be saved.

    It says cannot save c://……

    I don't know what to do.

    Please help

  • kim

    Esse tutorial funciona após eu ter utilizado o office por alguns dias?

  • Sam B

    Gidday, it worked for a day and then now it only displays files not write them. What have i done wrong?

    Thanks Guys!

  • I used this while waiting for my licence to come in…

    Vista SP2 completely messed this up

    And I could not activate when teh licence key arrived UNTIL I reversed steps 4 & 5

    Then I could activate the software.

    (I was about to switch to Open Office)

  • Syk'D

    That is hilarious, Microsoft Office 2007 Cracked by changing a variable in a text file.

  • Ernesto

    DigitalProductID

    ProductID

    i could not find those 2 in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftOffice12.0Registration{91120000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE folder… where the fuck are these?

  • Poo Poo

    What tha hack wit dat Dj Sok ,> geez

  • Dj.Sok

    AK47, I have no intention of installing sp2 as not sure if it will affect the patch or not (highly likely), just stick with sp1 on it.

    Mine is installed for a week now and it seems fine by using my method. So for those that got ur office to lock up by using this method then i suggest using my method in post 674

    Dj.Sok

  • Pavlo Fabri

    I forgot one thing, be sure to delete the .txt part of the file name, so that the filenames are:

    Patch.reg

    Patch2.reg

    instead of

    Patch.reg.txt

    Patch2.reg.txt

    I did not do it, but the hosting service messed up my filenames.

  • Pavlo Fabri

    Here are two serials that work for MS office enterprise 2007 and do not require activation and validation. (These keys are VLK keys which do not require activation)

    KGFVY-7733B-8WCK9-KTG64-BC7D8

    DBXYD-TF477-46YM4-W74MH-6YDQ8

    If you want a patch here are two Virus Free registry files (Checked by VirusTotal!)

    Patch One is located here:

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/mmujcrwjnn2/Patch.r

    Patch two is located here:

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/jndi1znz0rm/Patch2….

    These have been created by me, so you can be sure they're virus free.

    Patch one causes your serial to change to

    KGFVY-7733B-8WCK9-KTG64-BC7D8

    Patch two causes your serial to become

    DBXYD-TF477-46YM4-W74MH-6YDQ8

    Use either one. Before patching make sure any ms office programs are not running. Download file, double click it and click yes. This patch only works with Office Enterprise 2007.

    |Another quality patch brought to you by the Fighting For Fun Team (FFF)|

  • inco

    it worked! for 1 day!

    now 1 da ylater word doenst work anymore…only as viewer…

    what went wrong?

  • Dude

    would you get arrested or in trouble for doing this?

  • VKNY

    my microsoft 2007 is now in reduced functional mode as trial period expired, pls show way to activate without much hassel, i generally only use exel and word,also also pls guide me if installing service pack 1 for vista buisness ok without any problem as update keep popping in.

  • Anonimo

    It works but can someone help me change the language of my office? is in English and can not change the language ….

    Please post

    Brigadu … ..

  • AK47

    hey, dj, sok

    i used your method and it worked, thank you!

    but i was wondering, what will happen when i install service pack 2, which is scheduled to release around february and april next year, 2009? thank you!

  • RJ

    This doesot work at all… in a day all the progemas you downloaded will stop, dont delete the previous word if it is loded on your computer… just out and buy it :/ hudge waste of time

  • Reaven

    thx man for this help… it really works! Good Job

  • Shaner

    Had it working for a good 4-5 months but today all of a sudden stopped working.. Think they might have patched it or something?

  • V

    I'm having problems too… All office programs are blocked!

  • Nick

    thanx man, this really worked!

    Now i have MSO 07, and it works perfect;

    -No asking for activation with product key

    -Work full functionally

    I dont know why people are having problems.

    The post that says it only works for a day;I have mine for a week now (and going).

  • Jim

    Same with me.. the only thing it did for me was to remove the question asking me if i want to activate Office.. But i still can't type or change any files… Anyone has any solutions ?

  • Jimmy

    How would i make this work with a preinstalled trial that came with computer and it has already expired?

  • shrikunj

    awesom.. man…

    it really works..

    some problem occurs if u r using vista to change the owner ship..

    to resolve the change ownership problem do this

    go to

    CONTROL PANEL

    > > USER ACCOUNT

    > > > TURN USER ACCOUNT CONTROL ON OFF

    > > > > DISABLE UAC

    > > > > > RESTART OS

  • gu

    i cant save it

  • Joel

    It worked for a day, then quit and became a file reader. Sorta got excited and then disappointed. I think MS has already corrected this hack in newer versions of the download trail versions. Had to go through the long complicated process of the online MS Office 2007 uninstall instructions since couldn't uninstall any other way. If you do have to do this, I solved my reinstall of old Office version by doing a system restore.

  • akeeba

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    God bless you sir/maam lol

  • Carl

    It works. Thanks!

  • usha

    it works!!!!!!!!!…..Thanks

  • OP

    Hey, your tips do work

  • david

    Hey this number thingy({91120000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE

    is not the same as my number,what should I do now?

  • Guillaume

    Merci beaucoup / Thank you so much πŸ˜€

  • ushpen

    Nah, this is not actually working, yeah it stopped from asking activation but the office wont work anymore after it expires. All the features will be locked and cannot be use anymore and it makes you hard to uninstall the application afterwards.

  • GigaByte

    I think you wont be able to remove MS Office if this file has been modified.

    SO i recomend you save this info to change the file again in case you need to uninstall.

    If you are no able to type, this hack wont work, i think is after it expires.

  • John Smith

    Wow, it works! Thanks a lot man!

  • Jesus

    Grazie mille!

  • bob

    arg, i can't get it to work…

  • KIran

    Worked like charm…..I was so irritated when I installed and tried to edit a document…You made my life so easy….

    Thanks a lot….

  • jake

    wow i took off the productID and the digitalproductID and now this doesnt even work… so i just messed up my computer and gto jack shit from it. damn, i guess this doesnt work for me

  • jake

    As a matter of fact, i cant even type in anything, and i cant access any of the accesories on the top of the page.

    is it supposed to be like this? cus everyone is saying "worked like a charm" "you da man"

  • Jake

    Umm hi…

    i cant use liek anything on the top, like i cant even type in the powerpoint.

    can someone help me?

  • number8pie

    You the man πŸ˜€

  • Behrooz

    Worked like charm.

    You are a true star.

  • hey i really need you to reply please !

    i am trying to do this but it isnt working for me "/

    i go up to the part right click and after that it pops out and i see it i try to change it to "neverInstalled" and it doesnt work for me !

  • Jade

    THANK YOU THAT'S AWESOME…

  • bungle

    Just download openoffice instead, free and full MS functionality

    Why waste your time trying to get something thats not free for free.

  • Jesus

    Eres 1 crack maxo te doy la enorabuena, tenia que hacer 1 trabajo y no me dejaba el microsoft word

    MUCHISIMAS GRACIAS!!

  • Seth

    Omg, Thank you!

  • djburner

    Works like a Charm. Thnxs for the detailed explanation, no way to get lost.

  • Peter

    I done this, it worked fine to full capacity for a while, but now i can't do anything, at the bottom it says "This modification is not allowed because the selection is locked". Any Help?

  • Sameer

    It really works!!!

    Thanks a lot πŸ™‚

  • chris

    im here to tell you that this actually works. this probably sounds like an infomercial but seriously it does. i downloaded the trial version in june this year and after 60 days is stopped working like they said. so i was looking to get another free trial, but i came across this. so i did it and the enter product key screen that used to come up when i turned on ms word or excel stopped coming up and at the top of the screen where it used to say trial version now just says ms word or ms excel. thanks so much it works if you do it right!!!

  • john

    Awesome, actually works!

  • Bu

    will this hack also wowrk for extra suite office products like vizio or project?

  • Fera

    Meu a dica é firmeza, meu Office ficou original mesmo. Obgd msm, vcs são os Caras.

  • andrew

    Thanks, works perfectly.

  • billy bob

    try going back into the proof.xml file and switching neverinstalled back to alwaysinstalled. At least the product key box will pop up.

  • Bosco

    Ok, so after 600 pointless posts let's summarize. This "hack" should actually be called "How to get Office to lock up after 25 uses.

    Now, to the morons who say this hack works, let me suggest either that you have not used it 25 times yet, or you're just happy you were able to uninstall it after the "hack" was reversed.

    News flash; IF IT HAD TO BE UNINSTALLED BECAUSE OF LACK UP, THE HACK DOES NOT WORK!

    I have read through all 600 posts, and here's my question: Is there a fix for this BESIDES uninstalling? Post 266 is the only actual fix I see here, so:

    CAN ANYONE CONFIRM THAT THE FIX ON POST 266 WORKS?

    And please, if you respond, DO NOT JUST SAY "This works" or "this does not work". There are a thousand suggestions floating around. Please specify what you mean by "this".

  • shak

    merci !! merci !! et merci !! très bonne explication

  • redbox

    MS Office stop working how do I fix it anyone know

  • KPX

    guys.. if your ms office gets locked and you cannot unistall, just change back the xml file.. from neverinstalled back to Alwaysinstalled. save it and you should be able to unistall the trial. Not a crack to get your ms office working again but at least you get a choice of uninstaling it..

  • JC

    I thank you for your instructions. I was able to use the software for about 2-3 wks and now it "locked" me out again. I cannot type on any of my saved files. Any suggestion?

  • vishnu

    hello it is nice to find this but i faced few problems like the following

    this will work out .. for first time.. after connecting with internet you loose the validity and will not able to even uninstall the office suite. so please explain how to uninstal this

  • Louie

    After modifying the file, I was not able to save it! I got an error message that path not found or similar message! any suggestion?

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  • James

    # James

    October 11th, 2008 02:10

    616

    Are you fuckin touched in tha head… All of ya ,>

    # James

    October 11th, 2008 02:08

    615

    Well…Not Whatz on Dis page..Whatz on Dis Page Its Not Help you ,>

    Check Out Prev Pages ,>

    # James

    October 11th, 2008 02:07

    614

    Are you fuckin TOUCHED IN THE HEAD ,>

    That Shit itz Working but… anyway.. Keep trying… Keep trying.. maybe 1 day u got Luck ,>

  • paul

    Mitty

    October 10th, 2008 00:00 610Save 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.<<<<<<<<<<<

    Read!

    Open notepad.exe as administrator and then open the proof file in notepad, edit and save. voila.

    HOW DO YOU OPEN NOTEPAD AS ADMINISTRATOR ?? I'M HAVING THIS SAME PROBLEM WITH SAVING

  • paul

    It wont let me do the very last bit

    Do i save or save as a different file? if i save as a different file, do i need to delete the old file?

    slightly baffled, please help

  • me and me

    It works about 1-2 moths then it wown't work any more, just wait and see

  • fernsehn

    Thanks, it worked.

  • leo

    Nevermind, I figure it out.

    Thanks A LOT!!

    For some odd reason, my whole Office 2003 just wouldn't work anymore– asking to input the disk (which I've misplaced already, 2 years being the excuse) so I had to find a way to access all my word documents.

    This helped a lot, thanks.

  • leo

    What does it mean by "the following values" ??

    I opened regedit then got to the 4th step, can someone please explain this?

  • jay

    hi i uninstalled the microsoft office 2007 home and student that came with the system then reinstalled it and changed it to "neverinstall" but microsoft word still doesnt work

  • alex

    it works and i love it! thanks dude!!!

  • James

    Are you fuckin touched in tha head… All of ya ,>

  • James

    Well…Not Whatz on Dis page..Whatz on Dis Page Its Not Help you ,>

    Check Out Prev Pages ,>

  • James

    Are you fuckin TOUCHED IN THE HEAD ,>

    That Shit itz Working but… anyway.. Keep trying… Keep trying.. maybe 1 day u got Luck ,>

  • B

    Doesn't work at all! Don't waste your time!

  • Jessica

    Please reply as soon as possible Thanks.

    HELP! Please!

    I am using an adiminstrator account with windows vista.

    But i cant change it.

    How do i take ownership and grant full access permission to myself before able to modify the file??

    Please help me asap.

    Thanks

  • Jessica

    HELP! Please!

    I am using an adiminstrator account with windows vista.

    But i cant change it.

    How do i take ownership and grant full access permission to myself before able to modify the file??

    Please help me asap.

    Thanks

  • Mitty

    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.<<<<<<<<<<<

    Read!

    Open notepad.exe as administrator and then open the proof file in notepad, edit and save. voila.

  • Júnior

    Ótimo post!

    Funcionou perfeitamente!

    Vlw

  • Ravi

    I typed this in to the proof.xml. When i went 2 save this file, it wouldn't let me save it. It sayed to check the path and file name. how do i save the file??????

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  • Don't waste your time with this sh!T !!!

  • Jon

    Hi, I did this about 2 months ago and I received an Email this morning saying my trial has officially ended with Microsoft.

    Despite this hack it still disabled my account and I can no longer get it to work.

    I've retried the hack and all the right registries are deleted and the "neverInstalled" is still in its place, but I can no longer access Office 2007 properly.

    Help anyone?

  • tester

    I installed it on Vista.

    It seems to work, but in reality it doesn't work.

    Alright, the messages do not appear, but as Jason experienced, after x number of tries, everything becomes readonly.

    Trouble: you cannot make a clean uninstall. So it is just a fake hack.

    My opinion: don't waste your time with this!

  • Nick

    Thank you so much dude!

    It works really well once you figure out how to grant yourself permission to change the files.

  • thankyou soo much this worked

    thumbs up dude (y)

  • quixotic

    When I try to save the proof.XML file, it says it cannot create the file. Any way to fix this?

  • ole

    where i haveto save this ???????

  • Ole

    wo soll ich das speichern ????????

  • kat

    i was using vista. and i followed the instructions. maybe we could add make sure we disable user account control before editing proof.xml… still, this has worked well! thanks much. πŸ™‚

  • Chaim

    Thanks, Dimezanime88

    you realy helped me!!

  • DEMO

    Show. Muito bem explicado e fucionou. Obrigado

  • Mark

    HELP!!! PLEASE HELP !!!

    "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."

    how do you do that?

    I get an error when trying to save the file.

  • Tom

    Thank you so much my friend!!

  • fourtyacres

    Changed that word now I have full function on all progs. great get around

  • lol

    lol @ osama.

    anyway thanks for the article. worked for me

  • Marlon

    POo Muito abrigado pela explicação

    tava tentando fazer isso ha muito tempo mas nunca dava certo !!!Muito Obribado Valew Mesmo !!!

  • Alaa

    YOu are the best man .thank you alot it is work and every thing is Fine ….Thanks again

  • Laetitia

    worked, am blissfully happy.

  • Jason

    I done it. It does skip the promt. But like before, I cant edit it. Only view. How fix?

  • RC

    Don't work after 25 times you open this.

    The edit on XML file (always to never) only removes the reminder/activation message. thats it!!!

  • Nomy

    I have bookmarked it, FANTASTIC

  • thank you so much

  • adam

    Amazing! it actually works

    its pretty easy too.

    THANKS!

  • YO!

    It worked

    but i think the best way to get around locked is to uninstall it delete all office registry keys and reinstall and foloow same procedure

  • davk

    grande grazie infinite F U N Z I O N A !!

  • Thomas

    hey this is crap. i did exacly what i had to do and after around 20 uses the program locks back up. It's no use to do it this way.

  • you spelled browse, brose. HAHAHA N00B!

  • ticialove

    I used it for about a week now it says that it is locked, is there a way to fix this?

  • Kirby

    Followed the exact path in the regedit, and nothing that the article creator mentioned was in there, and I am using the exact version that he mentioned…

    Terrific…

  • K-oz

    This worked for about a month, now it opens and let's me see the file but not modify in any way, it say's it's locked and the bottom states "This modification is not allowed because the document is locked" and the button to change it is also locked/grayed as well as other simple function buttons.

    Again it worked for a while, so everything was done right.

  • Eyekay

    the hack isnt really a hack at all. I have tried usng it and after a while the office programme still locks. whats the way around it or do i just unistall the office???

  • Harris

    What a Hack !!!!!. Thanks a ton Bro !!!!

  • alex

    qual é a senha para a chave do produto Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 Trial Version

    estou precisando muito

    obrigado

  • DILIP KUMAR MALVI

    really great job you have done. Its really working.heads off to you.

  • marina

    heh,I forgot the link…. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928218

  • marina

    momo..follow this instructions to completly remove office from you PC…

  • momo

    The program locked after awhile, so I tried to delete it and it wouldn't let me, probably because of some of the changes I made when trying to hack it.

    How do I delete the whole program off my computer now?

  • romeo

    there isnt any proof.en file in the office folder…

    is there anyone who cud tell me where can i loacate that file….

    there isnt proof.xml file either….

    guys helpppppppp!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • tomcat

    unbelievable! it works indeed! great job, man πŸ˜€

  • ALEXANDER

    excelente un 10…

  • leila

    come here for couple a days and tell that this thing works..you will see that it doesn't work..it only get rid of trial text but trial version remains 'cos everything beaceme locked..

  • Joe

    Yeap. it works!.. thanks..

  • n7sen

    Al of you who can't get it work are idiots.The instructions are plain,doesn't take more than 2 minutes.And yes it works.

    Thanks for this.

  • Chris

    Sometimes it says "Office application version doesn't match". What's this mean?

  • Unknown

    I tried it and it works. Excellent. Thanks =)

  • lizzi

    Thanks so much! I can't believe that the computer I just bought only came with a trial version of office. I thought I'd have to use Word pad for all of my assignments.

    Thanks again, Lizzi

  • amemiya

    For everyone trying to figure out the last part of this "so-called" hack, I couldn't figure out the last part but I found this easy way to save the xml.file. When you open the "proof.en" folder, either move the file or right click and export to desktop, when you attempt this, windows will ask you for admin permission, click ok. Once you get it on desktop do the whole right click "open with notepad" thing and do the always to never procedure and it will save. Then move the folder back to where it was previously, it will ask for admin permission again. This should work without messing with all the admin permission stuff. Just to let you know this isnt really a hack or whatever you want to call it. Still trying to figure out how to make MS Office work without any of this garbage hacking!

  • DDOG

    hey! I followed all of your instructions, and it works and all, but so u know if it still expires after 60 days or not. how do u know when it will expire?(if it does). or does it only get rid of the trial version text.

  • marina

    i have same problem..everything is locked, so this thing doesn't work as it should..does anybody know some other way to hack office or how to fix this problem when everything became locked?

  • manish

    actually when i have tried this soln.

    its work but after that my all office application have been locked and toolbar does not allow to create new office file.

    plz assit me for thats

    as soon as possible

    thx

    manish

  • mike

    microsoft can lick my bag

  • Thomas

    Hey this works !!! Thnxx guys.

  • Kolzz

    It still locks up after after a bit.. I assumed it would work so i didn't time it but i assume it worked for the same period as the trial was supposed to be functional..

  • schmills

    I cant save it! I tried playing around with security, but all i cant get is "special permissions"

  • Stephen

    For any one having trouble doing the last part where you have to save, I have figured it out.

    If you are unable to save the file after modifying it, you have to first right click on the proof.xml file and go to properties and then click on the security tab. You have to toy around with the users and permissions so you can have clearance to modify the file. Also make sure you are logged in as an Administrator. I just got it to work for my self after many trys, so don't give up!

  • odile

    purrrrrrrrrrrfect!!

  • Leri

    AMAZING

    Thanks so much.

    This worked well for me.

  • ilovehacking

    uhm can i get the office 2007 from the official microsoft site or do i need a torrent one from like mininova or something. and will this work on an IBM microsoft 2000 desktop computer?

  • 23456

    i hate microsoft and bill gates

  • mnbvcx

    i hate microsft

  • Tomer

    Works for me.

    simple and useful, Thanks!

  • lee

    wow…..it' work….cool…..

    thank you very much….

  • It doesn't work time waste doing so………..

  • i did as u side i am getin this messageThis modification is not allowed because the selection is lock

  • Duarte Teles

    Hello, I have dual-boot in my laptop with vista and XP installed, and I have Office 2007 on both OSES. The problem is that I can't find the common files section on my drive F (Windows Vista) and there I can't access the file proof.en!!!! Please help me!!!!

  • 902

    what exactly does it mean ” save in windows vista. “

  • Jdawg

    Right on. Worked thanks!

  • Awesome, it’s working dude,
    Many Thanks.

  • Nemo

    it's not working anymore, this way stopped working after less than a month, is there anyother way around the activation?

  • Brian

    This worked and continues to work on my old IBM laptop, and worked initially for my newer dell laptop. Then roughly 4-5 days after hacking the office program on my dell, office no longer works and is locked and I am getting:

    “the modification is not allowed because the selection is locked”

    similar to another poster

    perhaps I downloaded a windows security update or something that nullified the hack?

  • Ok, forget it, I'm French and I had to look in "Fichiers Communs" instead of "Common Files" ^^

    TYVM for the tip !

  • salamander

    Thanks! Works like Swiss watches!

  • Hi,

    I've tried this tip, but I've encoutered some problems.

    I had installed Office 2007 with entering the serial number, so I canceled the keys with regedit.

    But when I browse into C:Program FilesCommon Files… I have no folder called "Office12". I got Windows XP SP3.

    Do you know where that can come from and how to fix it ?

  • well we have been having trouble with my daughters computer and we where wanting to know the trail keycode to the microsoft office 2007

    thanks

  • Sheryl

    This worked great until I had to restart my computer. When I tried to use Word after the restart all of my documents are locked. I get this message at the bottom of the screen when I try to edit the document

    "the modification is not allowed because the selection is locked"

    Any idea how to fix this. I am running Vista.

    Thanks!

  • John

    This is awseome i have done this to three computers now and it is working awseome.

    Thanks, keep doing what your doing

  • No no no no no

    no lo puedo creer

    me ayudaron bastante

    muchas gracias

    justo ahirta que no tengo dinero

    los recomendare a mis amigos

    gracias gracias gracias

    bueno pss me voy

    adios

  • Crystal

    Under the folder 12.0 I did not have a folder called "registratio". I just have "MSOexample" and "User Settings", what do I do?! D:

  • Tommy

    It worked for two days, then all Office programs were essentially disabled (no editing/saving allowed).

    My advice to anyone considering this hack: don't waste your time. If you really want Office, just do a Google search for "office 2007 enterprise torrent" and download a torrent. You'll need a torrent client such as uTorrent.

  • rebel

    it worked!!!

    thank you.

  • simon

    Thank you very much, that's it what I was looking for! πŸ™‚

  • tom_mic

    thanks a lot bro!!! hope to learn more HACKS form you… hehehe

  • Ryan

    In Vista, totally works!

    Once you open the file in your browser, right click on Proof. Scroll down to properties. Then go to security. Click on USERS then click EDIT. Once you've done that, give yourself permission to everything. It okay.

    Then open that link in notepad, change the part talked about in the article and… 'poof!' totally works!

    THANKS! With a teachers salary, you saved me over $100!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lana

    Thanks it seems to have worked πŸ™‚

    I'll just have to wait until the trial is up to see if it did though.

  • James

    hellou

  • You're The BOMB!

  • Yatalin

    made it work =P those people who can't save, scroll up =P go to properties -> security -> then edit to allow yourself full access to modify the file

  • xI bLuDsHoT Ix

    HOLY CRAP THANKS ALOT BRO !!!!!

  • Alan

    Gracias me funciono de lujo…….

    Toda una joya.je

  • booze

    THX brooo…works perfectly

  • hey guys, just so everyone knows, I found out through work cutty-like that Microsoft will be making SP1 on Office mandatory in about 4-6 months so its probably worth it to download sp1 before you do all this. otherwise you have to do it over again. heads up cuz this place is awesome

  • Ken

    Thank you! Thanks for the info.

  • rudi

    i follow all this step

    but i still can't edit and type anything

    my trial was over a week ago

    please help what i must to do?

  • techniata

    Works perfect. thanks

  • Dever

    After editing notepad "neverInstalled", cannot save changes, error about wrong file path etc, I am using Vista??

  • mano muchisimas gracias :):):):):)

  • nat

    just completed it with your instruction, thanks heaps office works with no probs at all… πŸ˜€

  • abc

    It worked for a while, but then it locked down. Then I couldn’t uninstall it.

    In order to uninstall it, I needed to get the stuff that I deleted back. So this is what I did:

    1. I clicked on the Microsoft Office Button in Word (the round button on the top left hand side).
    2. Then I clicked ‘Word Options’.
    3. On the list that pops up, I chose ‘run Microsoft Office Diagnostics’.

    I let it do its thing, and it reinstalled the verification (original Proof.en) on my computer. Now I’m able to uninstall.

    Hope this helps!

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  • wow i love smart people hahaha. I always get the emails from dumb asses begging, but this crack is schweeet. Elite, once more, props sir hahaha.

  • anon

    RAPTOR JESUS BLESS YOU!

  • hey, that fix my office, but today

    i want to print something, 4 the school

    and the word said me that

    i don't have a real copy of office 2007

    what can i do?

    i already have the key

    but i can't use any program.

    The "proof.xml" file, was erased!

    i want to uninstall the office, but the PC said me that

    i'm missing a file, one of them

    i think is the "proof"

    please help me!

    it's too urgent

    because i use that for school

    help me please.

    thanks for all

    see you!

    ciao!

  • hola, oye la verdad a mi si me funciono

    pero hoy

    quise modificar unos documentos, y me dice que mi office esta bloquead, que necesito una copia de Office 2007

    y luego busqué donde estaba el archivo "proof.en" y ya se habia eliminado la carpeta, ahora no puedo hacer nada, quiero desinstalarlo, pero me dice que no se puede, que falta un archivo, entonces que puedo hacer??

    me urge, esque tengo que hacer unas presentaciones para la escuela.

    Gracias.

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  • Luke

    Yeah, im getting the same problem as tailgunner i cracked it maybe a bit longer than him but now when i went to do my assignment *sighs* i cant do anything its just basically turned into a Document viewer now i really need a speedy Reply got to get my work done lol

  • Dan

    hey! when i try to rename alwaysinstalled to neverinstalled i get something that the pathway is incorrect. Help!!!

  • tailgunner

    oki i need help..

    i cracked reg like instructed..

    work fine for a mont or 2..

    now it wont let me edit any documents.. :/

  • james

    Works great, with plugins too

  • Tiffany

    It worked fantastic! Thanks for helping us poor college students have the software that we need to do our school work!

    Bravo and kudos to you!

  • Leo

    Man you are a legend thanks so much for this POST I WAS GOING TO BUY THIS PRODUCT TOMORROW BECAYSE I REALLY NEED IT FOR MY STUDIES BUT NOW I CAN FINISH MY WORKS TONIGHT THANKSS DUDE!! YOU ARE A LEGEND

  • guitou

    It works ! You rock dude !

    Ps "C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE12Office Setup ControllerProof.en"

    You are not obliged to select Proof.en It depends on your country for french choose fr Germany.de etc…

  • james

    hei.. this is cool.. i just did it and it worked.. thanks a lot..

  • stephanie
  • stephanie

    Hellou guys

    i don’t speak very well english… sorry ! i´m from germany, i haven’t found “digital productID and productID”… please could you email me to help me !!

    thanks.i screwed sumthing up trying to do this hack and now i cant uninstall the trial version of office.im have Vista installed,if this help πŸ˜‰

  • dark-knight

    look

    Found out how to uninstall

    1. In Windows Explorer, browse to the following folder:

    C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE12Office Setup ControllerProof.en

    2. Right click on Proof.XML file, select “Open With…” in the right click menu.

    3. 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.

    4. Scroll down to the bottom of the Proof.XML to locate the following lines:

    5. Change the neverInstalled to AlwaysInstalled so that the line looks like following:

    6. 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.

    7. You can uninstall.

    Did it myself works perfectly

    if you need something else email me at [email protected] πŸ˜‰

  • HELLO i really need some help !!!

    This did not work for me. I did the saving the proof file in a different location and pasting it over the original like someone mentioned. There were also proof.es and proof.fr folders in which I also changed the “always” to “never”. No go.

    I am guessing this doesn’t work for all versions of Office?

    What I have is:

    Microsoft Office Word 2007 (12.0.4518.1014)

    Part of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007

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  • rezakulasi

    Thanx for the post…

    i've tried it… work's for me…

    keep a good post

  • stef

    it doesn't save changes to the xml.file. But it asks if I want to do a save as..please, could you help me?

  • Jon

    I can not save changes tothe xml file, any help please

    Jon

  • Rami

    hey i tried this hack like last week it didn't work and i screwed everything up and now office wont uninstall i get a messege saying "setup cannot continue because a required file is either or corrupted or not avaliable,run setup from original source disc or download location. and i just downloaded office trial and it still gives me the same message. what can i do?? mabie its because i deleted proof.en and replaced it with another file with the same stuff anyways i really wanna know HOW TO DELETE IT??? help please

  • nidhi

    thanks man..had almost left it after getting frustrated. its a lot of help to us who cant afford to buy original softwares all the time..

  • KB

    I did this once before and it gave me a little while longer to use the program, now it has expired again and the hack won't work. How can I access my documents? I am desperate because ALL of our important stuff is on this program and I really need to get to it.

    Thanks so much!

  • Laila

    Hi J,

    so i followed all the instruction right up to the part where i'm suppose to save the proof.xml file only my pc won't let me save it. i keep getting notifications that say: Cannot create the C:…..blablabla…proof.XML file. Make sure that the path and file name are correct.

    Could this have smth to do with the fact that my ms 2007 trial version already expired? i got it pre-installed on my laptop with vista!!!

    please help me!!!

    tanx

  • pankaj

    bravo man.

    thanx.

    too gud..

  • Murilo

    GREAT!!!!

    I was having troubles with the "activation key" of my office 2007 (previously installed at my computer)

    I though about buying that (student version)… But It is a price in US, another in Spain, and a different one in Brazil… (sound like a "joke", but it`s not!)

    OBS.: I`m a Brazilian, living at Spain.

    THANK u SO MUCH!!!!!

  • Jenn K

    Hey, that's fantastic thanks….

  • Rami

    hey J thanks for your reply, i tried what u suggested and it still wont let me uninstall it, when i did the hack for the first time it gave me 15 uses before i had to purchase this was after it had already expired. so i opened and closed it 15 times and after that it wouldent let me in. so now when i try to uninstall it a message comes up saying "setup cannot continue bcause a required file is corrupted or missing"???….anymore suggestions

  • J

    @Rami: You didn't screw anything up. The hack is what prevents you from uninstalling it. Just reverse the hack, change "neverInstalled" back to "AlwaysInstalled" and you should be able to uninstall the program through Control Panel.

    Wouldn't let you use the program without buying after 25 uses, right?