Office 2010 - rearms = 0

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  1. outboost

    outboost MDL Novice

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    Just curious on how searching for hours comes up nothing at all about what happens if you have no backup of your Office rearms - how do you get Office to start fresh again? :confused:

    I've removed every trace that I can find of Office using removal tools (RefuseToSuffer uninstaller), general uninstaller tools (Revo, etc.), manually in the registry (Admin Permisions - LM/Software/Microsoft/Office & CU/Software/Microsoft/Office), and %TEMP% but I still have no luck after reinstalling Office to get them back. Even tried different versions of Office (Standard & Pro) - VL and Retail.

    Activators do not work as they require rearms and I tried every available option to restore and there is no backup at all of them - even checking the hidden folders.

    Is it just me or is there a way to fix this without reinstalling the OS? :confused:
     
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  3. CODYQX4

    CODYQX4 MDL Developer

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    It won't work if he has 0 rearms and that techically doesn't reset the count, it replays the existing license info to rearm without dropping count.

    The only thing that can get him out of 0 rearms + Notifications is EZ-Activator Repair + KMS Activation, and then the choice between KMS resetters and grace resetters would be available.
     
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  4. outboost

    outboost MDL Novice

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    KMS Resetters or Grace Resetters sound like exactly what is needed. Anyone have an idea of the name of one or perhaps a link?
     
  5. timesurfer

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    #5 timesurfer, Dec 11, 2010
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    You can use my IORRT http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/23462-IORRT-The-Official-Office-2010-VL-Rearm-Solution

    or cody's Autorearm http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/18746-Office-2010-Toolkit-and-EZ-Activator.

    both work well

    But if you got 0 rearms do as cody said regarding his EZ-activaition. He is correct about it being only answer to get rearms back
     
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  6. outboost

    outboost MDL Novice

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    Those won't work if you have no re-arms left at all - zero & no days left on grace period.
     
  7. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    #7 timesurfer, Dec 11, 2010
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    I know

    lol...re-read my last post please ;)

    And they are the only two rearm concepts for office in the world
     
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  8. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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  9. outboost

    outboost MDL Novice

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    Okay, so EZ-Activator is the only option. Is there a way to manually do it as well since EZ-Activator isn't doing it for me? Perhaps using the same method but by hand instead of being automated with the program?

    I didn't see a repair option in the program and just running it with default settings doesn't do it (nor playing with the settings) so I'm kinda stuck.
     
  10. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    What is the error you get. And did you try after the available button?
     
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  11. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    So cody just said delete your 2010 license with toolkit for the edition you have e.g. pro plus then after that try ez-activator again hopefully that will work ok ;)
     
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  12. outboost

    outboost MDL Novice

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    I did a Windows 7 "Uprade/Repair" to see if it changes anything and no luck. I did at one point have Office 2007 installed but I used a cleaner to remove that completely. Tried to delete the license and then use EZ-Activator with still no luck. Here is some of the things that have happened.

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    SKU ID: 6f327760-8c5c-417c-9b61-836a98287e0c
    LICENSE NAME: Office 14, OfficeProPlus-KMS_Client
    LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 14, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel
    LICENSE STATUS: Notifications Mode
    Last 5 characters of installed product key: H3GVB
    REMAINING GRACE: 0 days (0 minute(s) before expiring)
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    Getting Office Configuration Information.
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    Changing any Unactivated MAK Keys to KMS Keys.
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    Converting Unactivated, Trial, Or Subscription Retail Versions of Office Into VL.
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    Removing Any Unactivated Retail Keys Left Installed After Conversion To VL.
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    Attempting To Activate Office 2010 KMS Products.
    Attempting To Activate Professional Plus.
    Failed To Activate 25 Times.
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    Attempting To Rearm.
    Microsoft Office rearm failed!
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    Attempting To Reinstall License Files.
    Reinstalling License for Professional Plus VL.
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    Attempting To Activate Office 2010 KMS Products Again.
    Attempting To Activate Professional Plus.
    Failed To Activate 25 Times.
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    Attempting To Delete and Reinitialize License Files.
    Getting Office Configuration Information.
    Deleting License Info.
    Repairing Licensing Components.
    Reinstalling License for Professional Plus VL.
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    Have To Convert Retail To Volume Again As Repair Reversed The Changes.
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    Converting Unactivated, Trial, Or Subscription Retail Versions of Office Into VL.
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    Have To Remove Unactivated Retail Keys Again As Repair Reversed The Changes.
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    Removing Any Unactivated Retail Keys Left Installed After Conversion To VL.
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    Attempting To Activate Office 2010 KMS Products One Last Time.
    Attempting To Activate Professional Plus.
    Failed To Activate 25 Times.
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    EZ-Activator Failed!
    Here is a more detailed description about the error:
    Office 2010 KMS Activation Failed!

    Office 2010 Rearm Fix Was Attempted Without Success.

    Office 2010 License Reinstall Fix Was Attempted Without Success.

    Office 2010 License Delete + Office Repair Fix Was Attempted Without Success

    If All Else Fails, Try Reinstalling Office.
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    Also, sometimes I see Auto KMS fail and the Windows 7 box alerts me of it ending it - keep in mind no AV is installed and Windows Defender is disabled as well. Argggg! Also, this is maybe my 5th time re-installing Office including using the removal tools and manually removing registry entries. So weird!
     
  13. outboost

    outboost MDL Novice

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    After doing the delete license files, it successfully does so and reinstalls it back on but then as soon as I run EZ-Activator the box pops up "Local KMS Host as stopped working" again. :confused:
     
  14. timesurfer

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    Come to chat
     
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  15. outboost

    outboost MDL Novice

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    It got so bad that even reinstalling after a utility based clean-up of Office 2010 it was shooting error pop-ups during the install (I think I was up to my 10th reinstall of Office) so I decided to reinstall Windows 7 - worked on the first try like always with EZ-Activator.

    Remember folks, don't let your re-arms ever run out or you will be sorry! BACK UP YOUR LICENSE! :p

    Thanks for the help too timesurfer, much appreciated. :shake:
     
  16. thewizard

    thewizard MDL Novice

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    Hey there!

    I'm sorry for the late response, but I just had to reply.
    To be honest outboost, it's too bad you had to reinstall Windows 7, because that wasn't necessary.
    You could have used a free utility to remove any existing licenses of Office after uninstalling it.
    You can find it by goggling "Office key remover".

    Just thought it would help for future reference.
    Good day.
     
  17. JanW

    JanW MDL Novice

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    I'm afraid I have the same problem as outboost. I have 0 rearms left, so I can't use IORRT. I tried to use EZ-activator, as timesurfer suggested, but I received the following error message:
    EZ-Activator Failed!
    Here is a more detailed description about the error:
    Failed to start C:\Windows\KMSEmulator.exe

    So available 'Rearm Office 2010' is still 0. I also used the 'office key remover', as The Wizard suggested, but that did not do the trick for me. Maybe any other suggestions? Thanks!
     
  18. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    No problem use Cody's toolkit to repair licence for your EXACT version then try EZ again

    Also you might want to turn off AV so emulator can start
     
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  19. JanW

    JanW MDL Novice

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    Timesurfer, thanks. But I after I installed the license with the toolkit (license type: volume; license for: standard, Information Console: License succesfully installed), I still can't use the EZ-activator: Information console:
    EZ-Activator Failed!
    Here is a more detailed description about the error:
    Failed to start C:\Windows\KMSEmulator.exe

    Any idea what to do now? Thanks.
     
  20. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    So you choose delete all
     
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