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  1. § Frenk van Beekveld Email said on :
    I had the exact same problem. In my case, clicking "Change" in the Programs and Features panel gave me an error as well. So I started the setup from the original execute again. This will give you the option to change the product key as well.
  2. § 0llyDbg Email said on :
    1. Go to Control Panel -> Administrator Tools -> Services, or type services.msc in Start Search.
    2. Stop the Office Software Protection service.
    3. Open a Command Prompt with elevated privileges.
    4. Run the OSPPRUN.exe with the following command:

    %SystemDrive%:\Windows\System32\OSPPRUN.exe

    Where %SystemDrive% is normally C: or other drive letter that Windows is installed on.
    5. A new prompt will come out. Enter the following commands which precede with > one by one, each follows by Enter:

    > Initialize

    > Open

    > GetInstalledSkuIds

    Above command will return the following result, where the application ID number 0 represents AppID for Office 2010:

    0. 128a057a-7e95-4063-b296-c54c5f3d3f3a
    1. 26adec89-edf3-4adc-a3fc-c865f1a9f71f

    OK.

    > GetInstalledAppIds 128a057a-7e95-4063-b296-c54c5f3d3f3a

    Above command will return result similar to below:

    0. 59a52881-a989-479d-af46-f275c6370663

    OK.

    > GetLicensingStatus 59a52881-a989-479d-af46-f275c6370663 128a057a-7e95-4063-b296-c54c5f3d3f3a

    Above command will return the following output, where dwGraceTime is a DWORD value that holds the grace period before the software will stop working and require activation:

    SkuId = 128a057a-7e95-4063-b296-c54c5f3d3f3a
    eStatus = SL_LICENSING_STATUS_IN_GRACE_PERIOD
    dwGraceTime = 1D 23:37
    dwTotalGraceDays = 30 days
    hrReason = 4004F00C
    qwExpiration = 2010/10/31

    OK.

    6. In the same prompt, run the following commands (which basically set AppID and SkuID for Office 2010 to enable free 30 days usage before activation), each follows by Enter, to rearm Microsoft Office 2010 to reset, prolong and extend activation grace period for additional 30 days:

    > Rearm 59a52881-a989-479d-af46-f275c6370663 128a057a-7e95-4063-b296-c54c5f3d3f3a 1

    OK.

    Note: Mostly the IDs are the same for similar Office 2010 installation. If your APP ID and/or SKU ID is different, please change accordingly.

    > Close

    > Initialize

    > Open

    Note: “Close” command is import to stop the Office Software Protection service (which can also be stopped via Service.msc interface) after rearming and before reinitialize of license data (The activation countdown timer or license requires a service reinitialization or restart to update), or else “Unlicensed” license status with timer at 0 error may occur.
    7. To verify that the Office 2010 rearm is successful, and to check how many days left in activation grace period before activation is required, use the following command, follows by Enter (replace IDs if different):

    > GetLicensingStatus 59a52881-a989-479d-af46-f275c6370663 128a057a-7e95-4063-b296-c54c5f3d3f3a

    SkuId = 128a057a-7e95-4063-b296-c54c5f3d3f3a
    eStatus = SL_LICENSING_STATUS_IN_GRACE_PERIOD
    dwGraceTime = 29D 23:37
    dwTotalGraceDays = 30 days
    hrReason = 4004F00C
    qwExpiration = 2010/10/31

    dwGraceTime will show the remaining time available to use Office 2010 for free without activation.
    8. Quit the OSPPRUN prompt with following command, follows by Enter:

    > Quit

    Tip 1: To check how many rearms that is remaining, use the following command:

    > GetApplicationInformation 59a52881-a989-479d-af46-f275c6370663 RemainingRearmCount

    (DWORD, []) 59a52881-a989-479d-af46-f275c6370663 = 4

    OK.

    After one rearm of Office 2010, 4 rearms is still possible, to extend the free (evaluation or trial) free usage of Office 2010 to 180 days (6 months or half a year), taking into account the initial 30 days activation free period before first ream is performed.

    Tip 2: To check and show how many rearms of Office 2010 have been performed, use the following command:

    > GetApplicationInformation 59a52881-a989-479d-af46-f275c6370663 RearmCount

    (DWORD, []) 59a52881-a989-479d-af46-f275c6370663 = 1

    OK.
  3. § Stella said on :
    *****
    Very good article. I absolutely love this site. Keep it up!

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