Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Workaround to activate Office 2007 without using a nasty KeyGen

So Microsoft has removed support for activating Office 2007, they don't care that you legally bought a license in 2006 and are not fussed on Office 360. But there is a workaround!!

Instructions:


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

Menu- EDIT>Replace

Find What:  AlwaysInstalled
Replace With: NeverInstalled

"AlwaysInstalled" with "NeverInstalled."

Save!

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!

Credit to
https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-to-remove-office-2007-activation
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.

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