Crack Office 2007 activation without a crack

Satheesh C B | Sunday, February 03, 2008 | 5 comments

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For those who don't like confronting with Micro$oft
For this procedure, you will need

* Office 2007 that requires activation
* A computer able to run Office 2007 (XP or higher required for Office 2007)
* At least 3 minutes of time
* Uninstall Office 2007 from your computer if you have it on there right now
* Install Office 2007 IMPORTANT! When installing Office 2007, when it asks for a serial number, just click Continue and with the dialog that pops up, click No. Then continue with your installation.
* Once Office 2007 is installed, you should be able to open Office apps and be prompted for activation. This is normal.
* Close all open Office apps.
* In Windows Explorer, browse to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller\Proof.en
* In any plain text editor you want, open Proof.xml
* Find:


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

* Replace "AlwaysInstalled" to "neverInstalled" (make sure to get the casing right) so that it will look like the this:


</Feature> <Feature Id=”SetupXmlFiles” Cost=”1248″>
<OptionRef Id=”neverInstalled”/>
* Save the XML file.
* That's it! You're done. Next time you open an Office app, it will not rudely ask for a
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  1. That works for English versions of Office 2007 I think...

    Does it work with an spanish instalation?

    If not what to do ?

  2. I have never done anything like this before, but I feel high the buzz of intense concentration, then to see the Trial word disappear, Christ this is better than drugs, thanks I have saved £400 in software, Bill Gates up yours!!

  3. Are you kidding me? That's it? I thought the copy-"protections" was getting harder to bypass not the other way around.

  4. Crazy. I works as eazy as the poster says. It takes less time to do than to type in the actual serial.

  5. Alas, this is not a permanent workaround. It prevents the asking for activation, however Office 2007 essentially turns into a "viewer" without proper activation (or other workaround). I performed the steps above, and it worked as advertised (did not ASK for activation) for 1-1/2 weeks, then the majority of the useful functions were greyed out. It still needs activation, even if it doesn't ask for it.