Hi all, I just wanted to see if I was correctly understanding the state of Office 2010 activation. For all the PCs I have installed Windows 7 on I've been able to go the route of SLIC table in BIOS, then install vendor keys to match the SLIC. My understanding is the final result of this sort of install is indistinguishable from a factory installation. If I'm understanding what I've read here so far, it looks the equivalent isn't possible for activating Office. It appear that the accepted solutions all revolve around having a program that periodically rearms the countdown timer, which technically seems like leaving a hack in place which isn't identical to a factory (or retail key) installation. Maybe I'm not reading everything correctly, so here is my question: Is there any way to activate Office 2010 so that once you are done it is indistinguishable from a factory or retail key installation; with no program left running to rearm a countdown timer? Thanks for helping clarify this!