New PC and Office 2010 trial

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by harrismail, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. harrismail

    harrismail MDL Member

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    I've got a full version of Office 2010 Pro Plus which I use CODYQX4’s toolkit to activate and that works fine but ....

    A friend has a new laptop with a trial version of Office 2010 installed.

    Just out of interest is there a way to "convert" this trial version into a full version without "installing" my full "KMS Volume" version over the top (I would then use CODYQX4’s toolkit to activate it)
     
  2. CODYQX4

    CODYQX4 MDL Developer

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    I assume the trial is Home and Business, Home and Student, or Professional Retail. As long as it is not starter (as that's a dumbed down stripped down version not a trial), just Run EZ-Activator and it will convert it to VL. The 3 trials I listed do not have a VL counterpart so I convert them to Pro Plus, which works fine.

    PS: EZ-Activator can KMS activate anything.
     
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  3. harrismail

    harrismail MDL Member

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    Thanks for the info but I quickly realised that the Office 2010 Professional that was pre-installed on the Dell PC actually needed a license serial number even to install and run it as a trial??

    I tried all the serials I had but in the end I had to register with MS (with a fake ID) in order to get a trial serial number which (after I'd entered it into the Dell) then let me continue to install the (supposedly already installed) Office 2010 Pro.

    I then used EZ-Activator and it activated it fully (auto 180 days) no problem.

    Is this the only way to use the pre-installed version of Office 2010 (on a Dell PC at any rate) by generating a fake MS ID in order to get a serial to get the initial installation going?
     
  4. l2p2c2

    l2p2c2 MDL Member

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    Is it a real trail that was installed?

    Normally you get 3 options on a new pc:
    1 enter a serial (bought seperatly)
    2 buy a serial online
    3 install starter

    that's how microsoft recommends it to system builders
     
  5. harrismail

    harrismail MDL Member

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    Yes that's what I thought too ???

    I had those same 3 options... but...

    All I did then was to register with MS (with a fake ID) in order to get an Office 2010 trial and trial serial number which (after I'd entered it into the Dell) then let me "install" the (supposedly already installed) Office 2010 Pro.

    Before I used EZ-Activator to "fully" activate it the Office 2010 was in trial mode (as if I'd gone ahead and downloaded the trial version after registering with the fake ID)

    It was a surprise to me I have to admit?
     
  6. CODYQX4

    CODYQX4 MDL Developer

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    Well, toolkit has a few bundled keys, including retail.

    If you run the Key Checker without entering a custom key or selecting custom, it will give info on the hardcoded key. Professional, Home and Business, and Home and Student have keys I got with a fake ID. (The way trial keys work is no different without activation, if you use trial key you get 30 days + 5 rearms. If you activate you get 60 day trial (which counts down on MS server I believe).

    Pro Plus and a few other Retail apps have leaked Retail (not trial) keys, but you should be able to use and non KMS or MAK key to install. Not all Retail have leaked keys though.

    All the more reason to not use the MS Download Trial (It is a very unusual installer as it bundles multiple versions). Your best bet is to either DL VL or DL Retail Pro Plus from sticky with all Office 2010 links, then use Stannieman channer switcher to make the installer VL.


    VL Installer = No Need To Enter Key As It just uses KMS Key, plus no need to convert to Retail on the fly with EZ-Activator.
     
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  7. harrismail

    harrismail MDL Member

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    Thanks for the warning although after using the "trial" install serial obtained with the fake ID - Office 2010 Pro installed (the one that shipped dormant on the Dell's C drive) as a 30 day trial which EZ-Activator sorted out no problem and converted to VL with AutoKMS.
     
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    knetxp MDL Junior Member

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    KMS can't activate retailed copy of office2010.

    You'd better uninstall it and install VL version of Office 2010 and use your KMS to activate it.
     
  9. CODYQX4

    CODYQX4 MDL Developer

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    The toolkit can convert it but I recommend install of VL in the first place as it is better than converting.
     
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