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.


  1. Hi, thanks a lot for sharing this. Unfortunately it still keeps asking for the online activation event though I have followed theses steps. I am running Office 2007 on Win7. I would appreciate if you had any suggestions. Thanks, Michael

  2. i cant save it. when i click save.. it would pop out access denied

    1. You will require administrator access to save the file.

  3. thaaaaankkkssss it's working ...............................................................................

  4. thanks very much sir... i did every steps above and also delete this>> C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\OFFICE\DATA\opa12.dat

    so far no problem

  5. The 'access is denied'-window means as it says that the account where you are logged on to isn't allowed to make changes in this .xml-file.
    - To resolve this, you need to right click on this file and select properties.
    - Then uncheck the 'read-only'-option
    - Go to the security-tab and click on the 'Edit'-button
    (You will see the window of users who have the rights to make changes on this file)
    - You click on the Add button (and a search screen will appear)
    - Click on 'Advanced' and the 'Find now'
    - You will see all groups and users on your system and you simply have to click on your accountname of the account you use at that moment and click 'OK' and again 'OK'.
    - You will see that the user is added to the list of accessable users. Now in the listbox with the rights you can choose which right you give to this account.
    - Click 'Apply' and 'OK' and you will be able to save the changes :)

  6. The activation message no longer appears but it still prevents editing and says "selection is locked". Any ideas?

  7. After I delete The DATA folder I'm still unable to access the full version...

  8. I think that it works for me thank u

  9. I followed what have been suggest on this website but i also did those steps

    Delete the Opa12.dat file
    Some activation problems indicate that the license file is corrupted. If the license file is corrupted, you cannot resolve the problem by removing and then reinstalling the Office product. The license file is not removed when you remove the Office product. Additionally, the license file is not overwritten when you reinstall the Office product. Another symptom of a corrupted license file is a failure to successfully pass Office Genuine Advantage validation. If the license file is corrupted, use one of the following methods to delete the license file.

    Click Start, click Run, type %AllUsersprofile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Office\Data, and then click OK.
    Locate the Opa12.dat file in the Data folder.
    Right-click the Opa12.dat file, and then click Delete.
    Important Do not delete the Opa12.bak file.
    Close the folder.
    Start a 2007 Office program to start the 2007 Office Activation Wizard.

  10. Be careful not delete the opa12.bak file

  11. This worked for me for weeks. But now, it doesn't. I tried deleting the opa12.dat file. Still the same.

  12. do you have to restart for this to work?

  13. Nothing above works for me.. :( using genuine oem windows 7 home premiun)

  14. the opa12.dat file keeps reappearing in the data folder when I go to open any of the office programs. any ideas?

  15. I've been looking for someone to help me and I found it! Thank you very much.

  16. Hi...I am unable to find the 'Office Setup Controller' folder anywhere inside my 'OFFICE12' folder...

    Any help would be much appreciated...thanks! :)

  17. Lyggy, if you have a 64 bit Windows 7 machine, the 'Office Setup Controller' folder is probably in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12"

  18. When ever I open a new document I get the following error:

    "This modification is not allowed because the selection is blocked."

  19. How about this on windows 8?? help please

  20. Worked for me/ Thanks a lot.

  21. do you know how to permentatly unlock ms office professional plus 2013 cuz i keep getting the error saying this copy isnt activated please help

  22. Hello,

    It worked perfectly fine for me until today.
    All my files open now in read-only, even the new file.
    I can't write nor do anything in it.

    I tried to delete opa12, replace 'neverInstalled' but nothing seems to work.

    An idea?

    Thanks !

  23. Same is the case with me opa12.dat automatically getting created every time I open ms word

  24. Yeah I'm pretty sure this don't work anymore, didn't for me anyways. Followed all directions, removing registry entries prompts you to put in a new activation code. Changing alwaysinstalled ->neverinstalled gets rid of prompt...but leads Word to just goes grey "selection is locked".

    All BS anyways, got to the limit of computers that I can use my key on and was looking for solution...

  25. Thank you very much :)

  26. this no longer works, sorry. microsoft patched this security flaw.

  27. not working, only the prompting for activation is disappearced, but office is not really activated.

  28. This was very helpful, indeed. Thanx :)

  29. i receive tilll the message modification is locked ... how can i solved this