1.Open a command prompt as Administrator
cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller\Proof.en
c:> notepad Proof.XML
Find What: AlwaysInstalled
Replace With: NeverInstalled
"AlwaysInstalled" with "NeverInstalled."
Start any Microsoft Office application You will get the activate by network or phone standard pop-up.
- Then click the activation by network
It will then say activation succeeded
And your legally owned Office 2007 Works!
I felt it was missing some instructions for the average user.- viewing comments from average users showed they didn't understand to edit the file as Administrator.