Microsoft Office 2010, launched in the end of 2009 has been greatly appreciated by all its users around the world. You might already be using it on your personal computer and If you are still using an older version of Microsoft Office you should strongly consider shifting to the new version. And this article will help you make this decision even faster.

Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft offers a 1 month trial version of Office 2010 and after that you’ll have to pay for a license key and activate your office installation to use further. But you could with a simple trick extend the trial period up to 6 months.

First of all you can download the one month office 2010 trial from here.

The trick is known an ‘rearming’ what it does is it resets the trial for another 30 days. You can rearm office 2010 for up to 5 times. Thus you could you office for 180 days for free.

How to Rearm office 2010

  1. Open Command Prompt (Run as administrator) and goto C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OfficeSoftwareProtectionPlatform
  2. Run OSPPREARM.exe

Note: If you installed the 32-bit edition of Office on a 64-bit OS, replace Program Files with Program Files(x86).

  • I downloaded the Trial last week with 6 week trail period. Is there anyway I can extend the Trial Period to six month?

    • Asif, try the method mentioned in the article. But rearm only when the trial period is about to expire. If worked it will reset the trial period for another 6 weeks.

  • Thanks for sharing this.

    I will try on my lappy.

  • Nice Share Namit.. I will try this one for MS Office 2010..

  • lakshman Chowdary

    thank you for SP1 For Windows 7 but can i use 64 bit now iam working with core i3 and with intel grafics