Activation mechanisms of Office 2010 RC Build 14.0.4734.1000 cracked

Microsoft might want to comb BitTorrent trackers for leaked copies of Office 2010 Release Candidate and build anti-piracy protection into the suite ahead of RTM to kill the illegal methods designed and implemented to circumvent activation. Hackers have managed to bypass the activation mechanism of Office 2010 RC Build 14.0.4734.1000 and are distributing leaked versions […]

Microsoft might want to comb BitTorrent trackers for leaked copies of Office 2010 Release Candidate and build anti-piracy protection into the suite ahead of RTM to kill the illegal methods designed and implemented to circumvent activation. Hackers have managed to bypass the activation mechanism of Office 2010 RC Build 14.0.4734.1000 and are distributing leaked versions that don’t require end users to enter a product key. In addition, hackers have put together a crack accompanied by documented details on how to illegally activate the product, which involves using files from an activated version of Office 2010 Beta in order to bypass the activation process of Office 2010 RC. According to the information accompanying the crack, the illegal bypass method works by swapping the tokens.dat and pkeyconfig-office.xrm-ms files from a Retail edition of Office 2010 RC which wasn’t activated with those from a Beta release of the product which can easily be activated with one of the product keys provided by Microsoft. In order to pull the hack off, users also need a script authored by ‘SoLoR’ and follow a rather extensive, but not extremely difficult set of steps well documented on various blogs and forums in the wild.