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Jan Krohn

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  1. New version is released. Please let me know if either the blank screen (while TLS 1.2 is enabled), or the "unhandled exception" error still occurs.

    I tested the downloader about 10 times, and did not encounter that error any more (and hope it will be the same on the other affected sysyems).

  2. For the new version 5.20, I have removed a bunch of conditions for the downloader to exist the "blank screen" back to "normal mode". I suspect this might deal with some of the mystery cases of the tool geting stuck on the blank screen (obviously not with missing TLS 1.2 support, blank dropdown selection etc.)

    I'd appreciate some feedback whether this makes some difference on the affected systems.



  3. Version 5.20 (18 September 2017): Tabbed software selection and settings; improved error handling; fixed errors in Spanish and Italian localization; added button to hash archive; fixed broken UI at 125% system font size; added Windows 10 builds 16267, 16278, 16279 and 16288 (including developer tools); added Office 2016 for Mac builds 15.36.1, 15.37 and 15.38.

  4. If the key doesn't work on the official download site, it will not do any good integrating it to the download tool. It would just generate the same error message.

    Luckily, I made a dump of most hashes before the X16/X17 downloads were taken offline. So you will be able to tell whether any file you might find elsewhere is genuine or not.



    German versions:

    x86 w/o SP1 X16-32254.exe b0fc811e9d3a1a659b159676c9b695c
    x86 w/ SP1 X17-75245.exe 9298562ff07dd34fb798e21ddc20dd80
    x64 w/o SP1 X16-32217.exe 2bdea35777fc509efe6b1b306dd528
    x64 w/ SP1 X17-75375.exe (unknown hash)
    x86/x64 w/o SP1 X16-32180.iso a47f89394a3eed0b9bb98a4bc641627
    x86/x64 w/ SP1 X17-81954.iso (unknown hash)

  5. I'm pretty sure that the Techbench Download is for Office 2010 Professional Plus Academic, which is a retail version ("Ultimate Steal" offer it was called back then). Developer licenses(Technet, MSDN. BizSpark etc.) are technically also retail versions, although they were never intended to enter circulation. Still, a lot of keys sold on eBay used to originate from TechNet labeled as "used software".

    I'd still like to add Office 2010 Pro Plus back to the downloader, however, without suitable key, that's not possible.

  6. The download tool uses MS TechBench as a source to generate the links. TechBench generally only carries downloads for retail licenses, not volume licenses. I could re-enable Office 2010 Pro Plus in the downloader --- if I had a suitable product key to integrate, however, that would still not help you with your volume license.

    I'm pretty much out of ideas.

    You could ask in the Office forum. Maybe someone there has a good idea.


  7. Since I first released the downloader, I've come to realize that ActiveX is quite an unstable interface that refuses to work at the slightest inconsistency... MS doesn't really still maintain it as well. I wouldn't be surprised if they phased it out any time soon.

    My long term plan is to create a Windows Store app that taps into Edge to accomplish generating the download links. (Browsing through the developer guide and seeing all the differences to .NET was a bit of a shock though).

  8. Thanks for the feedback. There used to be a placeholder for Win 10 OEM with no actual download files in place. I had kept the OEM versions in the selection dropdown for the case that MS would actually provide a file in that location at some point.

    Apparently, now they've added the file, but secured it with some kind of access control.

    I'm not able to get past that barrier. I'll remove Win 10 OEM from the selection for now.

    You can also just download a normal Win 10 version. It will activate just fine with an OEM key.

  9. Thanks! It's even more of a mystery now. According to the source code, the contents of the dropdown is in the correct spot.

    I'm still in the process of moving houses, and won't be having access to my Win 7 VM for another two weeks or so. I'll try to replicate and fix this issue once I have my VM back running.

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