[HOW-TO/DISCUSSION] Microsoft Office Visual Refresh

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  1. Dark Monkey

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    So Activate it ... :p
     
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    #142 Xtreme21, Nov 16, 2021
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    Installing with RTool I couldn't get Visual Refresh to stick in LTSC. Although it's irrelevant as it's not meant for LTSC I switched back to YAOCTRI which I'm used to and could then get visual Refresh in LTSC every time again. This post.
     
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    #143 Dark Monkey, Nov 16, 2021
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    Can make one using @BAU registry script.
    but its a bad idea.

    Edit:
    Best idea EVER.
     
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  4. Xtreme21

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    I've given up, irrelevant to me, won't be using LTSC. 365 (Mondo licenses) visual refresh works every time. Is there any point in forcing it on LTSC?
     
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    :roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:
     
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    #147 rioachim, Nov 16, 2021
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    For me it was more convenient to get a permanent grey-market retail license and force Visual Refresh on it by write-protecting the SkuIds registry keys. It happened that I need to change the system date in the past/future to test things and then I always had to rearm KMS manual activation to open Office (did not try automatic KMS activation though)
     
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    #148 Dark Monkey, Nov 16, 2021
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    #149 Xtreme21, Nov 16, 2021
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    Installed ProPlus via RTool. Activated = LTSC

    Ran new script - Visual Refresh first time! :clap3:

    Update: Apologies I made an error here - corrected now.

    Ran Office scrubber - rebooted. Installed ProPlus via YAOCTRI - channel (0 default) in YAOCTRI

    Ran new script - Visual Refresh first time! :clap3:
     
  9. Dark Monkey

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    we should thanks rioachim
    I don't know how he think on this idea at first :D
     
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    #151 Xtreme21, Nov 16, 2021
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    Yes I should have posted as such.

    Good work @rioachim - After some days of trial and error, can now have Visual Refresh in LTSC every time, well done. Credit @zucrin for the coding.

    As said though, Office LTSC is of no interest to me personally, just enjoyed the testing of various stuff over past days.
    You can have Office 365 VL activated, up to date and feature updates.
     
  11. rioachim

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    Thanks but it's your implementation and team work. I just did some testing
     
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    Interesting what Ms will do next time :D
     
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    #154 Xtreme21, Nov 16, 2021
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    Surely can't be be long now until they roll out Visual Refresh properly in Office 365, no longer needing the registry key for experimental.
     
  14. t80u

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    I've uninstalled only the Mondo key; Office back to LTSC with regular visuals. I've applied the new script and Office is LTSC with new visuals everytime I open Word, Excel, etc.. Thanks to all of you for helping to develop the scripts!
     
  15. NICK@NUMBER11

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    so which is the best for office 2021 LTSC...
    Visual Refresh UI [New]
    or Visual UI LTSC Edition With Block KEYS
     
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    Visual UI LTSC Edition With Block KEYS
    the first one is for 365 install
     
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    #159 NICK@NUMBER11, Nov 20, 2021
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    ok thanks so i see that this installs the retail keys is this necessary ?

    so no its not needed i removed the install of the retail key and also the key clean up and it all worked fine with just using (volume activated)

    echo -- Install Visual UI Registry Keys
    call :reg_own "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\Licensing\CurrentSkuIdAggregationForApp" "" S-1-5-32-544 "" Allow SetValue
    for %%# in (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Outlook, Publisher, OneNote, project, visio) do (
    1>nul 2>&1 reg add "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\ExperimentConfigs\ExternalFeatureOverrides\%%#" /f /v "Microsoft.Office.UXPlatform.FluentSVRefresh" /t REG_SZ /d "true"
    1>nul 2>&1 reg add "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\ExperimentConfigs\ExternalFeatureOverrides\%%#" /f /v "Microsoft.Office.UXPlatform.RibbonTouchOptimization" /t REG_SZ /d "true"
    1>nul 2>&1 reg add "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\ExperimentConfigs\ExternalFeatureOverrides\%%#" /f /v "Microsoft.Office.UXPlatform.FluentSVRibbonOptionsMenu" /t REG_SZ /d "true"
    1>nul 2>&1 reg add "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\Licensing\CurrentSkuIdAggregationForApp" /f /v "%%#" /t REG_SZ /d "{FBDB3E18-A8EF-4FB3-9183-DFFD60BD0984},{CE5FFCAF-75DA-4362-A9CB-00D2689918AA},"
    )
    call :reg_own "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\Licensing\CurrentSkuIdAggregationForApp" "" S-1-5-32-544 "" Deny SetValue

    echo -- Start Word.
    start winword
     
  18. Dark Monkey

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    #160 Dark Monkey, Nov 20, 2021
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    needed, better keep it that way. :D
    I will explain. its depended on license.
    some type of license not support visual UI.
    so you must add license that support visual UI.
    but that create second problem,
    this is retail license, look here to understand more.
     
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