How to convert Office 2010 Retail Installation to Office 2010 VL ??

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  1. pkaji123

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    #1 pkaji123, May 13, 2010
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    Here is the Tutorial on How to Convert Retail Edition to Volume License Edition

    There are three methods to convert retail to VL:

    Need: When compared to a Retail Edition of Office 2010,a VL edition is much easier to activate,it can be activated by KMS emulation method and using a MAK Key which have a lot of activations when compare to a retail key.

    Method 1:

    Use this method to change your retail installer to VL, ie... converting before installing.

    Step 1: First of all you need a retail version of the Office looks like "en_office_professional_plus_2010_x86_515486.exe"(name may differ in accordance with version and language) whcih can be obtained from here..
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/17723-Office-2007-2010-Download-Links-Including-RTM

    Step 2:Now run the installer as administrator,wait till the yellow screen appears asking for Product Key,now take start menu and type "%temp%" without ",you may see a folder named "OWP6FC3.tmp" (may differ),now copy the entire folder to C:\ or other(NOTE: you should not close the installer till you finish copying)

    Step 3: Now look inside it for the folder named
    ProPlusr.WW for Professional Plus
    VISIOr.WW for Microsoft Project
    PrjPror.WW for Project Professional
    Delete that folder and replace with the folders of select Edition by WZOR.

    Step 4: Get those folders from here.
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...llation-to-Office-2010-VL?p=293323#post293323, You can also copy folder Admin to have Office Customization Tool.

    Step 5: Now you have a perfect VL edition of Office 2010,you can either make it an iso or a Self-Extracting zip file.

    Hope this will help you to get a little idea of this..
    Thanks to
    spiralien for providing links.

    Method 2: (By
    "stanniemanl"):

    (recommended)

    Use the Office 2010 Installer Channel Switcher by stannieman,this tool allows you to convert your Retail installer to VL ISO and vice versa..
    Get the Tool here...
    Office 2010 Installer Channel Switcher

    Method 3: (By
    "CODYQX4 & Bosh"):

    (recommended)

    Office 2010 Toolkit and EZ-Activator

    Use this method if you have already installed a Retail version,and you need to convert it to VL without any Reinstallation,also you can activate your Office for 180 Days via KMS with this tool..

    Get the Tool from here

    Office 2010 Toolkit and EZ-Activator

    All Credits goes to Cody,Bosh,letsgoawayhell,spiralien,ZWT,stannieman and all MDL staffs.
     
  2. FreeStyler

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    Search?
    For example take a look here
     
  3. pkaji123

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    #3 pkaji123, May 13, 2010
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    Ok! after a 2 hours search,i found how to do it,but still i need a folder named "ProPlus.WW" from the Select Edition(x86) released by WZOR..
    could anyone please upload it..
     
  4. ttmax

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    The method there is to localize your Office install DVD. OK.

    But by doing easy personal search, you could find how to transform VL to Retail or vice-versa.

    All xxxx.WW folders are the install folders for VL version , and the xxxxR.WW are the retail ones.
    So if you want to have a VL ProPlus install DVD from a Retail Proplus DVD, just replace (not add but replace) folder ProPlusR.WW with ProPlus.WW.
    Same apply for Visio.WW and VisioR.WW , or PrjPro.WW and PrjProR.WW , ....

    Now it should be easy for you.
     
  5. iamcarl4ever

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    But i have an EXE not an image/dvd...
     
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    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.exe /extract:anyfolder

    all dvd content will go to folder "anyfolder"
     
  7. spiralien

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    #7 spiralien, May 13, 2010
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    Hello,
    You can download ProPlus.WW from WZOR ( x86 version ), here :

    Convert Retail to VL :
    1 - Download ProPlus.WW and extract where you want

    2 - Extract the Retail File ( in C:\Office for example ) with this command :
    Code:
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.exe /extract:C:\Office
    where xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.exe is the Retail File Name

    3 - in C:\Office, delete the ProPlusR.WW directory.

    4 - Copy the ProPlus.WW directory ( downloaded and extracted in step 1 ) in C:\Office

    The end.

    You have Office 2010 ProPlus VL in C:\Office

    Excuse my poor english.
     
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  8. prostoic

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    Thanks for ProPlus.WW

    It would be nice if someone could provide links to Visio.WW and PrjPro.WW
     
  9. spiralien

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    #9 spiralien, May 13, 2010
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    - VISIO.WW ( x86 ) :

    - PrjPRO.WW ( x86 ) :
     
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    can you provide the links of x64 version of ProPlus.WW. thanks in Advance.
     
  11. Smorgan

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    Well this has to be one of the most sloppy put together Edition changers I've seen in a while but yea the edition is not only stored in PROPLUS(R) its also stored in the OSPP.vbs which you guys seem to be missing again lol.... just to get down to the points n facts you really don't need some special software to pull this out of the hat... just moving a few files here and there...
     
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  12. pkaji123

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    Could you make explanation,what else needed other than replacing the directory?
     
  13. Smorgan

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    #13 Smorgan, May 14, 2010
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    Pretty much inside the Setup.xml file there is a list of all the potential editions that can be used which is used in conjunction with OSPP.vbs...
    Like if I had a number in the setup.xml file and it said 1,2,3,4,5 and each number correlated to an edition of office 2010 and say you wanted to use the retail copy you would just plug in 1 and if you wanted to use a volume copy would plug in two... This is what I've been looking into and its pretty easy to do as you just have to put the right stuff in it to make it all work... I won't get that detailed because if you can switch the editions at the 170 day point then you can make it last longer and if you made something to do that automatically then the activation could easily be bypasses with the amount of editions in office 2010...

    Its something I know how to do but I just won't admit how cause I'm slowing go over to a informational basis now....
     
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  14. prostoic

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    ...but the folder exchange seems to work.
     
  15. Smorgan

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    its just something I'm pointing out if you want to continue to the folder exchange go ahead lol...
     
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    #16 spiralien, May 14, 2010
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    - ProPlus.WW ( x64 ) :
     
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  17. pkaji123

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    Any Dropbox link for x86,my download suddenly stopped at 87% unfortunately i cannot resume it now,it seems there is no resume support.
     
  18. cupidnior

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    It would be great if someone could upload these to Mediafire.com. I have a big trouble to download from Megaupload.
     
  19. ioniancat21

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    A novel idea..........

    Why not just get a copy of the VL .iso instead of trying to transform the retail into the VL!!!
     
  20. chokobanana

    chokobanana MDL Junior Member

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    This has probably been discussed before but what's the difference between RETAIL and VL?

    Is there no need to activate VL editions?