Extend the trial period of Office 2010

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If you have downloaded Office 2010 trial version, you surely know, that normally, it will expire after using it for one month.

But did you know you can extend the trial period up to six months?

Here is how:

  • Open a Command Prompt as Administrator (Start -> All Program -> Accessories, right click on Command Prompt then click on Run as administrator).
  • Search for a program called ospprearm, it is normally located in
C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\OfficeSoftwareProtectionPlatform 

on a x86 Version of Windows, or in

%system drive%:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\OfficeSoftwareProtectionPlatform

on a x64 Version of Windows

  • Change to this directory and execute

That's it, you have extended the trial period of Microsoft Office 2010 for another month. You can execute the program five times which brings you to a total of six month or 180 days.

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