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Windows 7: Rearming MS Office 2010


17 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Rearming MS Office 2010

Hey guys. So I've been having troubles with attempting to rearm MS Office 2010. There are lots of ways to do it floating around the internet, but for me, none of them work. This in particular (How to Rearm Microsoft Office 2010 to Extend Activation) did not work for me because i did not have "OSPPRUN.exe". So after reading through several pages of google i found the following site:

How To Use Microsoft Office 2010 Free For 6 Months Without Activation | Free Downloads, Software Reviews, Security Solutions, Troubleshootings and Tips and Tricks

I didn't follow it exactly, but this worked for me and i have now rearmed my trial version for another 30 days.

This is what I did:

1) Open services.msc through start menu and stop the service "Office Software Protection Platform"
2) Open the following file location "C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\OfficeSoftwareProtectionPlatform". You should find an application called "OSPPREARM"
3) Right click on it and select "Run as Administrator". A command prompt should appear for just a second; it should close immediately after starting.
4) Open your MS Office 2010 and it should be rearmed.


I apologize ahead of time if this does not work for everyone. I am not a tech guy so what i did could have easily just been a fluke.

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18 Jul 2010   #2

Mc Donald OS Version Beta
 
 

Is this legal? (I just buy the full software.)
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19 Jul 2010   #3

 
 

well I don't think it is authorized (legal I don't know). Why couldn't u repeat this procedure endless?
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19 Jul 2010   #4

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

The rearm feature is meant for enterprises who deploy a single image to install the OS and software on hundreds of company computers. Rearm lets them reset the activation timer, in cases where the image is installed over a period of time, as a result of which the grace period might have expired. Problem is, since the rearm tool is in-built, non-corporate users cannot be stopped from using it either.
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19 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
The rearm feature is meant for enterprises who deploy a single image to install the OS and software on hundreds of company computers. Rearm lets them reset the activation timer, in cases where the image is installed over a period of time, as a result of which the grace period might have expired. Problem is, since the rearm tool is in-built, non-corporate users cannot be stopped from using it either.
Sweet! How long does it last though? can i rearm it forever?

and also, has anyone tried my procedure and got ms office to rearm like i did? i want to know if i just fluked it the first time because I am hoping to repeat this process in 30 days.
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