How to Remove the Product Serial Key on Microsoft Office 2007

You might be asking, "Why you would want to remove the Product Serial Key on Microsoft Office 2007?" Well this would only be an issue if you have a trial version of Microsoft Office 2007 and you want to bypass the "Trial" warnings that urge you to purchase Microsoft Office 2007 before your 60 day trial ends. You basically need to have a clean install of Microsoft Office 2007 without the product serial key in order to utilize this hack, which in fact, allows you to use the "trial" forever. I don't think I am allowed to discuss that subject on ehow, although I will be more than happy to share how to remove the product serial key on Microsoft Office 2007. If you want to know how to use the "trial" forever by suppressing the "trial" warnings, you are going to have to do a little homework of your own.

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Microsoft Office Word 2007

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To use Microsoft Office 2007 beyond 60 days trial period, you need to purchase a valid license for it, available from Amazon or most computer retail stores. To utilize the "hack" or "bypass" the trial version in Microsoft Office 2007 I mentioned in the introduction of this article you need to install Microsoft Office 2007 without serial/product key. If you installed Office 2007 with a serial, take these steps to remove Microsoft Office 2007 of serial:

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  1. All Microsoft Apps should be closed.Run Register Editor, click on Start -> Run, and type "regedit" in the Open box and press Enter key.
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Open Regedit

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  1. go to the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Registration Note that inside the registry key, there should be another subkey that resembles the following:

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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Registration{90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Registration{91120000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE

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  1. If more than one registry entries/subkeys reference Microsoft 12.0 registration, open up each subkey, and identify the product by the ProductName value data until you locate the subkey for the product which you needt to remove the existing product license key. For example:

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ProductName=Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 ProductName=Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007

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  1. Once found the correct registry subkey, delete the values:

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DigitalProductID ProductID

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  1. Close Registry Editor