Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Microsoft Office 2007 Activation Hack

           To use this hack to crack activation on Microsoft Office 2007, you need to install Office 2007 without any serial number or product key. If you have installed Office 2007 with a product key or serial number, do the following to clean remove product key of Microsoft Office 2007 else you can skip to Step 8:

1) Close all Microsoft Office applications.
2) Run Register Editor by clicking on Start -> Run, and then type regedit   in the Open box and press Enter key.
3) Navigate to the following registry key:


4) Note that inside the registry key, there should be another sub-key that resembles the following:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Registration\{90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Registration\{91120000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE
5) If there is more than one registry entries or sub-keys that reference Microsoft 12.0 registration, open up each sub-key, and then identify the product by the ProductName value data until you locate the sub-key for the product which you want to remove the existing product license key.

    For example:
ProductName=Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007
ProductName=Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007
6) Once found the correct registry subkey, delete the following values:
  • DigitalProductID
  • ProductID
7) Close Registry Editor.
8) Once Microsoft Office 2007 has been installed with no product key, proceed with the following steps.

9) In Windows Explorer, browse to the following folder ( assuming C drive is your windows installation/system drive ) :

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller\Proof.en\
10) Right click on Proof.XML file, select Open With in the right click menu.

11) In the Open With window, select Notepad to be used to open the XML file. In Vista/7 , if you can t see the Notepad option, simply double click the Other Programs   to unhide it.
12) Scroll down to the bottom of the Proof.XML to locate the following lines:

    </Feature> <Feature Id= SetupXmlFiles   Cost= 12483 >
    <OptionRef Id= AlwaysInstalled />

13) Change the AlwaysInsalled to neverInstalled so that the line looks like following:

    <OptionRef Id= neverInstalled />

14) Save the Proof.xml file. In Windows Vista/7, you may need to take ownership and grant full access permission to yourself before able to modify the file.

15) You can now launch Microsoft Office 2007 application such as Word, Excel, Power-point, Outlook and other without prompting for activation.

As usual, as it 's a hack, and before you purchase a valid product key for it, you won 't be able to and can't access any updates or Microsoft Office Online.

Note: The hack may work for 60 days only. To make this hack fully working, try to delete additional file below, probably has to be deleted every two months:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\OFFICE\DATA\opa12.dat


C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\OFFICE\DATA (for Windows 7 and Vista)

: This article is for educational and informational purpose only.