Looking for Office 2007 Trial or way to install 2010 on XP SP2

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by Sowasup, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. Sowasup

    Sowasup MDL Novice

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    I need the 60 day trial of Office 2007 in any flavor (really just need excel 07) until I get my legit key. I found some download links but every version of 07 only gives me 25 times to try it and not the 60 days.

    2010 will not install if SP3 is not install under XP and installing SP3 is not an option.


    Thank for taking the time to read any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. bradavon

    bradavon MDL Novice

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    You should install SP3. SP2 is going out of support soon, which means no more security hotfixes for it.

    Why not just install Office 2007 Enterprise, then uninstall and reinstall when you've got a legit code?
     
  3. WinFLP

    WinFLP MDL Senior Member

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    #3 WinFLP, Jun 27, 2010
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    Install whatever version of 2007 you want.

    Code:
    Open Notepad as administrator
    
    "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller\Proof.en\Proof.XML"
    
    scroll down to the the bottom.
    
    You should see lines like this...
    
    </Feature>
    <Feature Id="SetupXmlFiles" Cost="1248">
    <OptionRef Id="AlwaysInstalled"/>
    </Feature> 
    
    Change the line AlwaysInstalled with neverInstalled retaining the quotes
    
    Save file 
    Revert changes when you get your key and activate.
     
  4. Sowasup

    Sowasup MDL Novice

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    Thank for the reply guys.
    Keys came in for 2010 and they also include vlk for 07 so everything is good.

    FYI as far as changing AlwaysInstalled with neverInstalled that only hides the nag screen about activating and how many trys you have left.
     
  5. WinFLP

    WinFLP MDL Senior Member

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    Glad you got everything running.

    When the trial or grace period expires, "neverInstalled" will allow Office to start. It can be a "good enough" interim solution that doesn't involve any rogue binaries or keys which is why I suggested it.