Convert Office 2013 ProPlus installer from retail to volume (by hand)

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  1. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    #1 Stannieman, Nov 2, 2012
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    I'm building a new channel switcher, but I'm also using it to learn C# and practice my programming. I want to do it right from the beginning so it could take a week, or 2, or 3...

    So I have made a package to convert any language of Office ProPlus 2013 retail to volume. Both x86 and x64 versions are supported.

    First download the package for the architecture(s) you have:
    x86 package
    x64 package
    Pass: HiMDL!

    Here we go:
    1) Extract the iso or exe (don't think exes are available yet) to anywhere you want.

    2) Rename the folder "proplusr.ww" to "proplus.ww".

    3) Now in the proplus.ww folder, rename the following files:
    "proprww.cab" to "propsww.cab"
    "proprww2.cab" to "propsww2.cab"
    MS has made it easier for us, the cabs now have the same signature
    so no extra patching is required here!

    4) Remove the files "config.xml", "proplusrww.msi", "proplusrww.xml" and "setup.xml".

    5) Extract the files from the package to the "proplus.ww" folder.

    6) You're done! Just run setup and it'll install the volume version!

    For who is interested in the admin folders:
    admin x86
    admin x64
     
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  2. garf02

    garf02 MDL Member

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    Password of the 7zip archive?
     
  3. kazzkazz

    kazzkazz MDL Novice

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    sorry
    when i extract x86package or x64package in the "proplus.ww" folder with 7zip i've an error files are corrupted
     
  4. Norfolk

    Norfolk MDL Novice

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    Pass of the packages ? o_O
     
  5. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    Sorry, forgotten...
    It's HiMDL!
     
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  6. coolzoid

    coolzoid MDL Novice

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    From which to extract the package name?
    After all, there are several packages:
    propsww2.cab,
    propsww.cab.
    So from what it is to extract the package files?
    Please answer! :confused:
     
  7. ederfernandez

    ederfernandez MDL Novice

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    Just one question, in VL ISO there is a folder named admin with various files, is it not necessary to convert RETAIL to VL? :confused:
     
  8. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    Just extract the 7z to the proplus.ww folder.

    @ ederfernandez: the admin folder contains things to make unattended installs. It's not required to have.
     
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  9. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

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  10. dilettantm

    dilettantm MDL Novice

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    #10 dilettantm, Nov 3, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2012
    Stannieman and redroad, thanks a lot!
     
  11. NICK@NUMBER11

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

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    Thanks for this, do you have the same for project and vis1o?
     
  12. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    I could make that, but I don't have time today and I want to spend most of my free time next week on the new channel switcher (and friends and parties of course :p)
     
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  13. blinkomatic

    blinkomatic MDL Novice

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    Thanks a lot!

    If you happen to have the OCT/admin files available as well, it'd be greatly appreciated.
    (They really save a lot of work if you install office on more than one computer... even if you install it on a single computer more than once.)
     
  14. Neo Android

    Neo Android MDL Novice

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    then how to convert my Office 2013 VL to Retail?
     
  15. mydigitallifeforum

    mydigitallifeforum MDL Junior Member

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    What is the advantage of having a VL over Retail?
     
  16. crazysharath

    crazysharath MDL Member

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    Retail version cannot be activated with KMS,only Volume(VL) version can.
    No other differences i guess.
     
  17. NICK@NUMBER11

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

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    Ok understand. lookforward to your work...
     
  18. adit123tya

    adit123tya MDL Senior Member

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    ahh the first post in this thread explains it well... and if u r asking for installed copy... then not yet possible
     
  19. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    Admin folders added to first post.
     
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