Here's how you can extend Microsoft Office 2010 free trial
Here’s some good news for people who have been using trial version of Microsoft Office 2010. If you are fully convinced and confident, you could go ahead and purchase the full version of the productivity suite. However, if you are not yet convinced or want to extend the trial period for some more time, you can do it as well. Yes, it is possible to extend Microsoft Office 2010 free trial version before you finally decide on purchasing the full version. It is not a difficult task to do so and you can easily learn it from here.
You may want to extend your free trial because you are comfortable using the programs or because you need some more time to evaluate it. Depending upon your preference and requirement, you may do it from 30 days to 180 days.
This is how you can extend the trial period
This is real easy. The productivity suite comes in with a built-in function called the Rearm function. This function enables you to enjoy 30 more days before you are asked to activate the program. The highlight is you can enjoy the grace period for up to five times (180 days in total) as you can use the rearm function five times before the trial period expires!
To extend the free trial, all you have to do is run the ‘ospprearm.exe’ file after logging in as the administrator. Once the file is opened, you will be able to see the ‘Rearm’ button on the window. Press it and your Microsoft Office 2010 free trial version will be instantly extended.
You need to be careful here
If you consecutively press the button for more than one time, your grace period will be deducted for those many days. For example if you pressed it five times, you will be left with no grace period, as it will calculate all the five times you get to enjoy this facility. However, since it calculates a maximum of 30 days, your free trial will expire at the end of the 30 days, leaving you to only frown and fret. Therefore, better check out before you end up hitting the button more than once.
Tip: This facility was designed for corporate houses with the intention to give them an opportunity to extend the trial period. However, there is no protocol mentioning it cannot be used by home users. Therefore, feel free to use this opportunity and evaluate for yourself before you purchase the full version of the productivity suite.
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