Install and activate Office 2019 for FREE legally using Volume license

Install and activate office 2019 for free legally using kms license

After a series of preview versions, Microsoft finally came out with an official version of Office 2019. It is the stable one, this means you can download and use it right now without worrying about fatal errors which you have gotten in beta versions before. However, I regret to inform that according to the disclosures, Microsoft Office 2019 only works on Windows 10. So if you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or older versions, you will not be able to install it. Honestly I hate what Microsoft have done to force users to use Windows 10. And I think Office 2016 is still a good choice for casual users at the moment.

How to download Office 2019 from Microsoft homepage

If you have an Office 365 subscription, your Office will be upgraded to the latest version automatically without doing anything. However, if you are using Office 2016 or earlier versions, to make sure that Office 2019 will work normally, please uninstall your old version of Office completely before starting a new installation. If you do not have Office 2019 already, just go here to get official download link from Microsoft homepage and select the version you want.

Installing Office 2019 without a product key

After the download process is complete, you will get an img file. Just open it then run the setup file to install Office 2019 on your PC.

Open Office 2019 setup file
open Office 2019 setup file
UAC alert
UAC alert

This may take a while, please wait.

Office 2019 installation progress
Office 2019 installation progress

Upon successful installation, you can open any Office program to verify some basic information.

Just skip the “enter product key” window by clicking close button at the top right corner.

Bypass "Enter your product key" modal
Bypass “Enter your product key” modal
Accept Microsoft license agreement
Accept Microsoft license agreement

And as you can see, I am using Office Professional Plus 2019 and the trial license will expire in 7 days.

7-day trial license of Office 2019
7-day trial license of Office 2019
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Important features are disabled

Activating Office 2019 using KMS license key

Method 1: Running commands one by one manually

Legal way to activate Office 2019 for FREE

Time needed: 1 minute.

Manually activate your Office with legal KMS product key.

  1. Open command prompt in administrator mode.

    First, you need to open command prompt with admin rights, then follow the instruction below step by step. Just copy/paste the commands and do not forget to hit Enter in order to execute them.
    open cmd with admin rights - Install and activate Office 2019 for FREE legally using Volume license

  2. Open location of the Office installed on your PC

    cd /d %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16
    cd /d %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16

    If you install your Office in the ProgramFiles folder, the path will be “%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16” or “%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16”. It depends on the architecture of the Windows OS you are using. If you are not sure of this issue, don’t worry, just run both of the commands above. One of them will be not executed and an error message will be printed on the screen.
    activate office 2019 using manual method kms 1 - Install and activate Office 2019 for FREE legally using Volume license

  3. Convert your retail license to volume one

    for /f %x in ('dir /b ..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2019VL*.xrm-ms') do cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\%x"
    If your Office is got from Microsoft, this step is required. On the contrary, if you install Office from a Volume ISO file, this is optional so just skip it if you want.

    activate office 2019 using manual method kms 2 - Install and activate Office 2019 for FREE legally using Volume license

  4. Activate your Office using KMS client key

    Make sure your PC is connected to the internet, then run the following command.
    cscript ospp.vbs /setprt:1688
    cscript ospp.vbs /unpkey:6MWKP >nul
    cscript ospp.vbs /inpkey:NMMKJ-6RK4F-KMJVX-8D9MJ-6MWKP
    cscript ospp.vbs /sethst:s8.uk.to
    cscript ospp.vbs /act


    If you see the error 0xC004F074, it means that your internet connection is unstable or the server is busy. Please make sure your device is online and try the command “act” again until you succeed.

    Here is all the text you will get in the command prompt window.
    C:\Windows\system32>cd /d %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cd /d %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>for /f %x in ('dir /b ..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2019VL*.xrm-ms') do cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\%x"
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2019VL_KMS_Client_AE-ppd.xrm-ms"
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------
    Installing Office license: ..\root\licenses16\proplus2019vl_kms_client_ae-ppd.xrm-ms
    Office license installed successfully.
    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2019VL_KMS_Client_AE-ul-oob.xrm-ms"
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------
    Installing Office license: ..\root\licenses16\proplus2019vl_kms_client_ae-ul-oob.xrm-ms
    Office license installed successfully.
    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2019VL_KMS_Client_AE-ul.xrm-ms"
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------
    Installing Office license: ..\root\licenses16\proplus2019vl_kms_client_ae-ul.xrm-ms
    Office license installed successfully.
    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2019VL_MAK_AE-pl.xrm-ms"
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------
    Installing Office license: ..\root\licenses16\proplus2019vl_mak_ae-pl.xrm-ms
    Office license installed successfully.
    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2019VL_MAK_AE-ppd.xrm-ms"
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------
    Installing Office license: ..\root\licenses16\proplus2019vl_mak_ae-ppd.xrm-ms
    Office license installed successfully.
    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2019VL_MAK_AE-ul-oob.xrm-ms"
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------
    Installing Office license: ..\root\licenses16\proplus2019vl_mak_ae-ul-oob.xrm-ms
    Office license installed successfully.
    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2019VL_MAK_AE-ul-phn.xrm-ms"
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------
    Installing Office license: ..\root\licenses16\proplus2019vl_mak_ae-ul-phn.xrm-ms
    Office license installed successfully.
    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /setprt:1688
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------
    Successfully applied setting.
    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /unpkey:6MWKP >nul
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /inpkey:NMMKJ-6RK4F-KMJVX-8D9MJ-6MWKP
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------

    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /sethst:s8.uk.to
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------
    Successfully applied setting.
    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /act
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------
    Installed product key detected - attempting to activate the following product:
    SKU ID: 85dd8b5f-eaa4-4af3-a628-cce9e77c9a03
    LICENSE NAME: Office 19, Office19ProPlus2019VL_KMS_Client_AE edition
    LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 19, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel
    Last 5 characters of installed product key: 6MWKP


    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>


    activate office 2019 using manual method kms 3 - Install and activate Office 2019 for FREE legally using Volume license

Right now the Office is activated successfully.

Office 2019 product activated
Office 2019 product activated

Method 2: Using batch scripts

This one is not recommended anymore due to the new update of Microsoft.

Step 1: Copy the following code into a new text document.

@echo off
title Activate Microsoft Office 2019 (ALL versions) for FREE - MSGuides.com&cls&echo =====================================================================================&echo #Project: Activating Microsoft software products for FREE without additional software&echo =====================================================================================&echo.&echo #Supported products:&echo - Microsoft Office Standard 2019&echo - Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2019&echo.&echo.&(if exist "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs" cd /d "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16")&(if exist "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs" cd /d "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16")&(for /f %%x in ('dir /b ..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2019VL*.xrm-ms') do cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\%%x" >nul)&(for /f %%x in ('dir /b ..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2019VL*.xrm-ms') do cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\%%x" >nul)&echo.&echo ============================================================================&echo Activating your Office...&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ckms >nul&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /setprt:1688 >nul&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /unpkey:6MWKP >nul&set i=1&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /inpkey:NMMKJ-6RK4F-KMJVX-8D9MJ-6MWKP >nul||goto notsupported
:skms
if %i% GTR 10 goto busy
if %i% EQU 1 set KMS=kms7.MSGuides.com
if %i% EQU 2 set KMS=s8.uk.to
if %i% EQU 3 set KMS=s9.us.to
if %i% GTR 3 goto ato
cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /sethst:%KMS% >nul
:ato
echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo.&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /act | find /i "successful" && (echo.&echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo #My official blog: MSGuides.com&echo.&echo #How it works: bit.ly/kms-server&echo.&echo #Please feel free to contact me at msguides.com@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns.&echo.&echo #Please consider supporting this project: donate.msguides.com&echo #Your support is helping me keep my servers running 24/7!&echo.&echo ============================================================================&choice /n /c YN /m "Would you like to visit my blog [Y,N]?" & if errorlevel 2 exit) || (echo The connection to my KMS server failed! Trying to connect to another one... & echo Please wait... & echo. & echo. & set /a i+=1 & goto skms)
explorer "http://MSGuides.com"&goto halt
:notsupported
echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo Sorry, your version is not supported.&echo.&goto halt
:busy
echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo Sorry, the server is busy and can't respond to your request. Please try again.&echo.
:halt
pause >nul
Create a new text file
Create a new text file

Step 2: Save the text file as a batch file with .cmd extension. (Eg. office2019.cmd).

Save the document file
Save the document file
Set name of batch script
Set name of batch script

Step 3: Run this batch file with admin rights.

Run the script with administrator rights
Run the script with administrator rights
UAC alert
UAC alert

Step 4: Check activation status again.

Your Office is activated successfully
Your Office is activated successfully

Done! You Office has been activated successfully.

Note: If your PC can not connect to any KMS servers, please try running the batch file again.

More information:

  • Here is KMS client key of Office 2019: NMMKJ-6RK4F-KMJVX-8D9MJ-6MWKP.
  • The KMS license of Office 2019 is valid for 180 days only but it can be renewed automatically so you neednt worry so much about the period.

If you would have any questions or concerns, please leave your comments. I would be glad to explain in more details. Thank you so much for all your feedback and support!

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2,171 thoughts on “Install and activate Office 2019 for FREE legally using Volume license”
  1. Thanks for helping us. You make us proud. We are not able to purchase office 2019, but you give us absolutely free. Thank you very much. It worked very well. I believe you’re giving us more open source software. Microsoft is the big company, so they wouldn’t have any loss of this free software.

  2. f,cuk microsoft and their bs about “your privacy matters” they are the evil ones selling your data. Cheers buddy. Outstanding work

  3. While trying to reactivate its gives a error message
    Installed product key detected – attempting to activate the following product:
    SKU ID: c3b2612d-58ee-4d9b-ad9d-7568decb29f7
    LICENSE NAME: Office 19, Office19ProPlus2019R_PrepidBypass edition
    LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 19, RETAIL(Free) channel
    Last 5 characters of installed product key: BWTH9
    ERROR CODE: 0xC004F017
    ERROR DESCRIPTION: The Software Licensing Service reported that the license is not installed.
    —————————————
    —————————————
    —Exiting—————————–

  4. After running…
    cscript ospp.vbs /act
    I get this…
    ERROR CODE: 0xC004F017
    ERROR DESCRIPTION: The Software Licensing Service reported that the license is not installed.
    Then in any Office 2019 product it shows “product activated” but I get the yellow s***p with “your license isn’t genuine”
    I tried the method to remove that notice with no luck.
    Is there another fix?
    Thanks.

    1. I too got the same message today.. I again tried to run the batch file but still the message appears. Also now looks Microsoft is deleting this batch file automatically after we run it.

  5. Hi, is the method 1 working for Office Professional Plus 2021 ? Or I have to do it only with the 2019 version ?

  6. JuniperDecadent

    Run this command in CMD as Administrator

    cd\
    cd C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ClickToRun
    officec2rclient.exe /update user updatetoversion=16.0.13628.20274

    in app disable updates. Preferably do this as soon as install completes.

    1. yes, worked for me. … make sure you run the command mentioned above….once that finishes, open up an office app (word, excel, etc.), click on the activate and add the license key. Worked for me!

      Run this command in CMD as Administrator
      cd\
      cd C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ClickToRun
      officec2rclient.exe /update user updatetoversion=16.0.13628.20274

      in app disable updates. Preferably do this as soon as install completes.

    1. go to task manager and see if there any office related apps opened, and if there is, just end their process and follow the instructions above. This worked for me, so it might also work for you

  7. Amazing….using the CMD script…….used it previously also and now also
    thanks for free as i cant afford to buy one and my windows is activated in same way
    LOL

    1. JuniperDecadent

      Run this command in CMD as Administrator

      cd\
      cd C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ClickToRun
      officec2rclient.exe /update user updatetoversion=16.0.13628.20274

      in app disable updates. Preferably do this as soon as install completes.

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