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Windows 7: MS Office 2010 Trial Extender


11 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
MS Office 2010 Trial Extender

I am currently trying to extend the free licence on my evalutation copy of MS office. The thing is though I am having trouble doing it, as I don't seem to have the OSPPREARM file in the folder that enables me to extend the trial.

Does anyone know where this file will be or how I can find this file on my PC without looking through every individual file on my PC.

Regards



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11 Oct 2010   #2

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
I usually find the easiest with this type of function is to

1) Image the system before installing Trial

2) at expiry of trial RESTORE image taken before trial install
3) re install trial

Sometimes merely "uninstalling" and re-installing the product won't work since Registry entries can have been made.

I think only the OS can be extended via the "re-arm" functionality -- not the Office product. I'm not sure however -- anyway next time use my method.

Cheers
jimbo
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11 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Where are you looking for the file? The location is

C:\Program files\Common Files\microsoft shared\OfficeSoftwareProtectionPlatform\OSPPREARM.EXE
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11 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Where are you looking for the file? The location is

C:\Program files\Common Files\microsoft shared\OfficeSoftwareProtectionPlatform\OSPPREARM.EXE

Yes thats where I'm looking for it
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11 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Oh, is this the 60 day evaluation copy that you registered for and got a free key which you entered to activate it? This version deactivates after 60 days and cannot be rearmed, as far as I know. The rearm trick works only with Office 2010 RTM.
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11 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Oh, is this the 60 day evaluation copy that you registered for and got a free key which you entered to activate it? This version deactivates after 60 days and cannot be rearmed, as far as I know. The rearm trick works only with Office 2010 RTM.

Yeah it must that cause the 60 days is up tomorrow.

Can you provide a link to I where I can try the Office 2010 RTM please.
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11 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

No official links are available, in any case one is supposed to make up ones mind after 60 days whether to purchase or not. Thats the purpose of the evaluation copy. Other than that, Google is your friend.
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