How to Prolong the Grace Period of Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft Office 2010, which became available for retail as well as online purchase on June 15, has various new features and improvements including extended file format support, user interface updates and a refined user experience.

As a saying goes, “the better the quality of the merchandise, the higher the price.” Many users would shrink back at the sight of the high price. Fortunately, after the installment of Microsoft Office 2010, thirty days of free evaluation period will be granted to the users, who want to extend the grace period as long as possible before having to activate the product for lifetime continuous usage.

Office 2010 also contains a so-called rearming function that gives you thirty extra days to activate the program. Do you know that the command can be used up to five times? In other words, this popular productivity suite can be rearmed five times, which means 5 x 30 = 150 days plus the original 30 days, it will give you a total of 180 days. It is almost half a year!

It is necessary to state that extending the grace period is not illegal, because “rearm” is an official feature that was made for the corporate users. Nevertheless, the “trick” has been widely publicized online to regular home users and Microsoft seems okay with it. That is the reason that I could share the nice tip with you to prolong the testing period.

1. Open elevated command prompt. To do this, you can:

A.    Type CMD in Start menu search box, and hit Ctrl+Shift+Enter.

B.    Go to Start menu, All Programs - Accessories, right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator option.

2. Run OSPPREARM tool from command prompt. To do it, you need to enter the full path of OSPPREARM in the elevated Command Prompt. Generally, it is located in “C:/Program Files/Common Files/microsoft shared/OfficeSoftwareProtectionPlatform” folder (where “C” is your Windows drive letter). However, if you have installed 32-bit Office in 64-bit Windows, it is located in “Program Files (x86)”.

3. Type the full path (you can also copy and paste the full path) of the OSPPREARM file in the elevated Command Prompt and hit Enter.

4. Exit the Command Prompt.

5. You are done, but you should remember that this command could only be used up to five times.

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