Install and activate Office 2019 for FREE legally using Volume license

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After a series of preview versions, Microsoft finally came out with an official version of Office 2019. It is 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 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 image file. Just open it then run the setup file to install Office 2019 on your PC.

run setup file of office 2019

allow office 2019 installer

This may take a while, please wait.

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.

enter office 2019 product key

accept office 2019 license agreement

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

trial license expires in 7 daysmost features will be disabled

Activating Office 2019 using KMS license key

Method 1: Running commands one by one manually

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.

Step 1: 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.

Step 2: 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.

Step 3: 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:kms8.msguides.com
cscript ospp.vbs /act

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--------------------------
---------------------------------------
<Product key installation successful>
---------------------------------------
---Exiting-----------------------------

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /sethst:kms8.msguides.com
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--------------------------
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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
<Product activation successful>
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
---Exiting-----------------------------

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>

Right now the Office is activated successfully.

Method 2: Using batch scripts

This one is not recommend 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!&cls&echo ============================================================================&echo #Project: Activating Microsoft software products for FREE without 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&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /inpkey:NMMKJ-6RK4F-KMJVX-8D9MJ-6MWKP >nul&set i=1
:server
if %i%==1 set KMS=kms7.MSGuides.com
if %i%==2 set KMS=kms8.MSGuides.com
if %i%==3 set KMS=kms9.MSGuides.com
if %i%==4 goto notsupported
cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /sethst:%KMS% >nul&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 everyday!&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 server)
explorer "http://MSGuides.com"&goto halt
:notsupported
echo.&echo ============================================================================&echo Sorry! Your version is not supported.&echo Please try installing the latest version here: bit.ly/aiomsp
:halt
pause >nul

create a new text file

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

copy code into the text filesave the text file as a batch file with cmd extension

Step 3: Run this batch file with admin rights.

run batch file as admin

allow activation progress

Step 4: Done! You Office has been activated successfully. Please check activation status again.
Note: If your PC can not connect to any KMS servers, please try running the batch file again.

product activation successful

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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1,083 thoughts on “Install and activate Office 2019 for FREE legally using Volume license

    1. kWong

      Top search: Uninstall Microsoft product trial license or KMS license completely

      Remove expired key first.

      Restart PC

      Run the above method with admin right online.

      Done.

      Enjoy.

      Reply
  1. Gavin Loy

    You say that office 2019 renews activation automatically after 180 days ? Is there any input required by operator ?
    Or as you say, it does it automatically ?
    Thanks
    Gavin

    Reply
    1. kWong

      No, activation is not automatic renew after 180 days.

      KMS Activation will automatic renew every seventh days back to 180 days when you on line.

      If you were go out holiday for a month, when you come back and log on your PC, it will automatic renew back to 180 days.

      Reply
  2. akhilesh

    thank you so much bro. you help us so much. but can u me how you are providing we a valid license of window and office. I am giving my full efforts to promote your website

    Reply
  3. LCLN

    Hi. Your post has been like a magic spell. Just yesterday I had to fix windows the hard way. Two years ago I paid for licenses from a Microsoft’s partner. What I didn’t know was that they were volume licenses, so after re-installation (office plus, project and visio) the activation by product key didn’t work. After some research and questioning people, I found out the nature of my licenses. Then, your post showed up on my search results.Bingo!
    Thanks to you, I was able to re-activate Office Plus and continue working. Do you know if it is possible to do the same with Project and Visio?
    And, you mentioned that the license expires after 6 months but it is renewed automatically, will I get a message for that? nothing to execute by me?

    Reply
  4. Miles Fuong

    Hi, thanks for sharing! Is there any problem to log in my Office 365 account while using this solution?

    Thanks in advance!

    Reply
  5. Dr. Mészáros Zoltán

    Dear developer,

    The office on my computer does not get re refresh. It begins, but somewhere stops.

    What would you suggest?

    Reply
  6. Varun

    Hello Wong.
    Have did what u said.
    But when I checked in my account settings, it still shows that the product is unlicensed and an action is required.

    Reply
    1. kWong

      If you have more than a copy of office program in your PC, only the unlicensed Office App will pup up for activation.

      Control Panel: uninstall the office program you don’t need anymore.

      Restart PC.

      Done.

      Enjoy.

      Reply
  7. Mrityunjay Singh

    Can’t Install Ofiice 2019 Professional Plus in Windows 8.1 , is there way to overcome the problem. Please Help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply
    1. kWong

      Office 2019 Professional Plus only work on Windows 10, don’t wasting time to try install and activate on Windows 8.1.

      Reply
      1. Mrityunjay Singh

        Thanks for the info, really appreciate it. As an alternative, can i install and run Ofiice 2016 on Windows 8.1, waiting for your reply.

        Reply
  8. Edith Jones

    This worked perfectly for a long time but now even after the product activation message, it still demands subscription. What to do

    Reply
    1. kWong

      This only happen in your PC with more than a copy of office 2019.

      Make sure in your PC, only have a copy of Office 2019.

      Done

      Reply
  9. Dr. Zoltán Mészáros

    Dear Developer,

    I am answering your question sent (Sydney —— 2019-08-06 08:20:06)

    I had downloadad MS Office several times. When I was so tired, around 01-02 hour, I clicked again to install, when it started and I saw that it will take a long time, I go to sleep. When I wake up, around 03-04 hour. I just click on something, and then to your activisation key (The.cmb mafe from txt). It oggered me to accept aggreement, than I click no and it dissapeared. Then I whent throu the process again, and when it offered accept. I accepted. And it is installed.

    Obe more thong. I have on my Computer en version and hu version. I do not know which is active, but the interface is Hungarian.

    There are no problem messages with other parts of Office (PP, EXcel etc), just with Word.

    But it is not a problem. When I open Word, I just click on x on up right side, and than Word continue without problem.

    That is it.

    Yours sincerely: Zoltan

    Reply
    1. kWong

      As long as no problem, enjoy.

      If you come up any problem, first thing check your windows system with any error and fix it first.

      Then should be fine.

      Reply
  10. laiza

    dear wong
    i have executed ur steps by running the .cmd file and wait until it finished although there was a failed activation and it tried to connect to others. for the ms word, excel and ppower point it worked fine. but for ms visio, it says unlicensed product even when i already run the .cmd file. is this issue normal? please help me

    Reply
    1. kWong

      For Visio, top search: How to install and use Project / Visio (2016/2019) without product key

      Follow post method to activate Visio.

      Enjoy

      Reply
  11. emer

    thanks very much.

    able to activate office 19.
    however, it has a “show additional licensing information” in the product activated area.

    is that normal?

    Reply
    1. kWong

      Each KMS host can activate an unlimited number of computers. Note: Contact the Microsoft Activation Center if you require additional KMS activations for activating more than six (6) KMS hosts.

      It is normal.

      You have success activate your office 2019.

      Enjoy.

      Reply
  12. emer

    hi, thanks for detailed instructions to activate office 19.
    i was able to activate it .
    however it still has “show additional licensing information” message in the product activated section.
    is this normal?

    Reply
  13. SPeng

    worked for me after I ran the cmd file as admin. For now it doesn’t ask to activate the product.

    Thank you so much!

    Reply
  14. Ashley

    hello,
    it keeps saying after i active it through the text document, that it cannot identify that email with an account and asks if i wanna use another log in – i use my Microsoft log in and it takes me back tot he same thing.

    The message at the top says “PRODUCT NOTICE: Word hasn’t been activated. To keep using Word without interruption, activate before Thursday, August 8th 2019

    Reply
    1. kWong

      This only happen when you fail activation, without uninstall the office program, reinstall another office program and try activation.

      After success activation, only the not activate Word Pop up ask for activation.

      Control panel, uninstall the old copy of Office Program.

      Restart PC

      Enjoy.

      Reply
  15. Dr. Mészáros Zoltán

    Dear Wong

    Finally I activated Office 2019 in 4.00 morning, although it says that something is wrong and to fix it.

    But it works.

    Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Sydney

      Please would you share with me the steps you did to activate mine it says its not licenced but it removed the expire date.

      Reply
  16. gpxx

    Please help me :”)

    ============================================================================
    Activating your Office…
    ============================================================================

    The connection to my KMS server failed! Trying to connect to another one…
    Please wait…

    ============================================================================

    The connection to my KMS server failed! Trying to connect to another one…
    Please wait…

    ============================================================================

    The connection to my KMS server failed! Trying to connect to another one…
    Please wait…

    ============================================================================
    Sorry! Your version is not supported.
    Please try installing the latest version here: bit.ly/aiomsp

    Reply
    1. kWong

      KMS Activation success must run KMS activation method by admin right online.

      Fail activation, can keep on run the batch method again until success.

      If come up error, must solve out first.

      If you want to install a new copy of office 2019 before activation, must uninstall the fail Office program first, otherwise won’t work this way for activation success.

      Reply
  17. Chris Knowles

    Hi, Once the 180 days are up will this automatically renew the activation or do you have to manually do it?

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. kWong

      Every one browsing internet every day.

      Activation will automatic renew back to 180 days every seventh day when you online.

      Even you not online because go out for holiday. When you come back and browsing on internet, activation will automatic renew back to 180 days.

      Reply
  18. Jagriti

    Hello Sir, I am a user of office and want to know the difference between retail and volume lisence keys, also please help me that wether “Microsoft Toolkit” can actuallu c***k office 2019 or not.

    Thanks for all the cracks but wanna know that the cracks you provide on “bit.ly/office2019txt” is for volume or retail version

    I also have a problem regarding upgrading office 365. in one of your reply to a comment you stated that if we upgrade office 365 in windows 10 it upgrades to office 2019 but what about if I upgrade office 365 in windows 7, will it be upgraded to office 19 or office 2016. as after upgrading it in windows 7 it has all thhe looks and features of office 2019.

    I downloaded office 365 trial and installed it on windows 7 and craked it using your c***k, but in about section it comes that the version is 2016 rather 365 or 19 so what is the reason

    will appereciate if u reply

    Thanking You

    Reply
    1. kWong

      Retail version activation method activation go through to MIcrosoft.

      Kms Activation method activation go through to KMS Server.

      Windows 7, Office 365 can only upgrade to Office 2016.

      Only Windows 10 can upgrade to office 2019.

      Reply
    2. Evelyn

      Hey! Same thing happened to me here.
      I’m not too fussed about it since the functionalities of the 2 systems are not very different. And I feel better still having access to atleast some, even if out of date, Microsoft Office functionalities.
      It would be good if he gave us a heads up about it though.

      Reply