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:
Note that inside the registry key, there
should be another subkey that resembles
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
Professional Plus 2007
5. Once found the correct registry subkey,
delete the following values:
6. Close Registry Editor.
Once Microsoft Office 2007 has been installed
with no product key, proceed with the
1. In Windows Explorer, brose to the
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft
Shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller
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 AlwaysInsalled to
neverInstalled so that the line looks like
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
Windows 7 and Vista)
Disclaimer: This article is for educational and
informational purpose only.