Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Use Office 2010 For 180 Days with 'Rearm' Trick

Want to try out Microsoft Office 2010 but don't like the idea of being cut off after only 30 days. Well thanks to a very easy 'rearm' tick you can now Office 2010 for free for 6 mo's. Microsoft recently confirmed on its TechNet site that they incorporated a simple rearm to extend the grace period in Office. Here's how you do it:
  1. Make sure all office 2010 applications are closed
  2. Open an elevated command prompt (Click Start, type CMD, right-click cmd.exe and select Run as administrator)
  3. Go to %installdir%\%Program Files%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OfficeSoftwareProtectionPlatform. If you installed the 32-bit edition of Office 2010 on a 64-bit operating system, %Program Files% is the Program Files (x86) folder.
  4. Run ospprearm.exe.
The above rearm trick can be used up to five times, and if used at the tail-end of each 30-day grace period will allow you to run Office 2010 for up to 180 days without inputting an activation key.

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