Microsoft Office Picture Manager Expired

The Need: To be able to use Microsoft Office Picture Manager to edit pictures or photos.

The Problem: Microsoft Office Picture Manager showed the license expired pop up every time the program is opened.

The Solution: Installed the Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2.


Yesterday, a coworker of mine asked me to help her. She usually uses Microsoft Office Picture Manager to edit photos and pictures. She is using Microsoft Office 2007 Small Business Edition which should include the Microsoft Office Picture Manager. Lately though, every time she opened the program to edit something, the trial license expired window always pops up.

It was strange because as far as I know, the Microsoft Office Picture Manager is available as an add-on tool that can be used for free with a purchase of a licensed Microsoft Office Suite. Another one of my coworker which is using Microsoft Office 2003 Small Business can use hers without any problem, so I am sure that the problem lies with the Microsoft Office 2007.

I tried looking it up on Google, and I found out that I am not the only one who experience such error. It said that the cause is triggered when we enter our license key to upgrade Microsoft Office 2007 Trial to paid licenses such as Microsoft Office Basic or Microsoft Office Small Business.

It seems that there’s an error in which Microsoft Office 2007 still thinks that it hasn’t been activated yet, and it affected Microsoft Office Picture Manager. The solution is to download and install the Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2. I have tried this solution myself and the aforementioned user can use the Microsoft Office Picture Manager again without any of the annoying pop up.

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