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.

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
Important features are disabled
Important features are disabled

Activating Office 2019 using KMS license key

Method 1: Running commands one by one manually

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.

  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.

  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.

  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: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--------------------------

    ---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--------------------------
    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>


Right now the Office is activated successfully.

Office 2019 product activated
Office 2019 product activated

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
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.


Install and activate Office 2019 for FREE legally using Volume license
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1,148 thoughts on “Install and activate Office 2019 for FREE legally using Volume license

  1. Bikal

    Thanks for the activation help. It’s a great thing for a student like me.

    How long does this keep the office 2019 activated? Is it perpetual?

    And will my office get updates whenever MS provides them?

    Reply
    1. kWong

      You’re student, I guess you will online every day. Activation will automatic renew every seventh day when you online back to 180 days.

      All Update is from Microsoft like retail version. It is not perpetual version.

      Reply
  2. RK

    Thank you for your support. Please tell me if it’s going to work as such(activated condition) if I login with my Microsoft id in Word or any other office2019 apps?

    Reply
    1. kWong

      After success activation, use and upgrade all Office 2019 apps just like have a retail version of Office 2019.

      Reply
      1. RK

        That means I can login & save my office 2019 files to onedrive directly from word 2019, right brother? Please reply.

        Reply
  3. Marvin

    It’s a really interesting blog! I’m trying to activate my office 2019 but I receive the same message that I have to try later…Help meee!! I only have 4 days more since april 14th 2019….

    Reply
    1. kWong

      I bet you have more than one office program in your PC or Laptop.

      The correct way use KMS Activation, only keep one copy of Office 2019 in the same PC.

      Reply
      1. Marvin

        Thank you! I only uninstalled the office I had previously. It already worked, I honey had to keep on trying.. I have my windows 2019 activated😁. This website is so useful!

        Reply
        1. kWong

          1, check any office program left behind in Control Panel.

          2, If no , install Office 2019 again, Use the provide method with admin right online, should activate Office 2019.

          Reply
    1. kWong

      Top search: How to install and use Project / Visio (2016/2019) without product key Post

      Done.

      Here only get two page posts for Windows and Office activation. Don’t take too much time to go through every titles. Thanks You.

      Reply
  4. Pierre Migneault

    Merci Beaucoup, installation en anglais Canada, activation, parfaite, après changer le langage pack sur le site de MS, et voilà Office 2019 en Français.

    Merci encore

    Reply
  5. Bruce Sitron

    I can’t seem to find the correct text file to save as a document (1click.cmd)
    I am not sure what I am doing wrong but I need to activate the copy of Office 2019 I purchased from your company. I even tried to use the KMS client key for Office 2019 (above) but that would not work.
    Please help and advise before Sunday, April 14, 2019 when I will no longer be able to use MS Office 2019 without Activating the Product. Thank you in advance!!!

    Reply
    1. alex

      Dude this site is managed by users, they are not Microsoft! If you purchased a valid office 365 license you must activate it using the guide on Microsoft.com . This method in this guide is for people that don’t have a valid license.

      Reply
    2. kWong

      Step 1: Copy & paste the above code into a new text document.
      Step 2: Save the text file as a batch file with .cmd extension. (Eg. office2019.cmd)
      Step 3: Run this batch file with admin rights online.
      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.

      Reply
    1. kWong

      Sorry, Microsoft only let KMS Server activate Windows and office on PC.

      This question , go to ask Microsoft. KMS Server hasn’t get right to activate Mac or tablet etc.

      Reply
  6. V

    Hi, have been trying to run the batch file few times but lead to the same result, it shows

    “Sorry! Your version is not supported.
    Please try installing the latest version here: bit.ly/aiomsp”
    I’m using Windows 10 and trying to c***k office 365, can you advise on this?

    Reply
    1. kWong

      Command Prompt must activate with admin ID without restriction and connect internet at the same time, done.

      Don’t try to put in Any KMS Key at the activation page to activate. fail is the only result.

      Reply
  7. Subin

    Hi mam,
    I just brought a new laptop with ms office 365,
    The above .cmd process is not working.
    Please guide ,thank you

    Reply
    1. kWong

      Top search: Legal way to use Office 365 totally FREE, without paying a dime post

      learn how to activate Office 365

      Reply
    2. darkprince

      you need to UNINSTALL first your ms office 365, then download the MS Office 2019 installer and install it to your new laptop. After installing MS Office 2019, open MS Word and activate the trial, Just follow the given instruction and it will work

      * why the given instruction doesn’t work in your new laptop that has MS Office 365?
      – because it only works for MS Office 2019

      *do i tried it?
      -Yes and it works for me 🙂

      Reply
    1. kWong

      Copy and paste the code and activate with admin ID without restriction and connect internet at the same time, done.

      Reply
  8. ChrisPH

    Hi, just installed Office 2019. I tried the first method the .bat file but it says ============================================================================
    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

    then I tried to put this key: NMMKJ-6RK4F-KMJVX-8D9MJ-6MWKP but the activator says: “This produt key is for volume-licensed version of Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2019, which isn’t currently installed. To use this product key, contact your administrator.

    How to activate this?

    Reply
    1. kWong

      Command Prompt must activate with admin ID without restriction and connect internet at the same time, done.

      Don’t try to put in KMS Key to activate. fail is the only result.

      Success must connect KMS Server, not Microsoft.

      Reply
      1. ChrisPH

        What’s admin ID? I already put the batch file in Administrator Mode.

        Anyway, thank you for replying. 🙂 x

        Reply
        1. kWong

          The ID use yo install Windows is Admin ID.

          Run the batch file is the only way through KMS Server.

          The Key is KMS Key, won’t work on Microsoft Activation.

          When you install Office 2019, come to put in Key page, just close it. Until finish installation. Run the batch file with admin right with internet connection, done.

          Reply
  9. DGolfSun

    Thank you so SO very much!!!
    I’ve been a PGA Golf Professional running Golf Country & Yacht Clubs & Hotel/ Resorts for 30+ years. I am unfortunately out of work right now dealing with suing my last employer that will give me major financial gain. I will at that time donate to your cause for helping me out with being able to use MS Office Professional Plus to allow me the ability to do my work and for communication. I need Adobe Acrobat Pro DC for PDF and other Document Editing. What or how would you suggest me being able to download other software programs for the same price I just paid for MS Pro 2019?

    Reply
    1. kWong

      KMS is get Microsoft permission to run, it only work on Windows and Office activation on PC.

      Adobe Acrobat Pro DC is not Microsoft Product. So no way to work with KMS Servers activation.

      Best bet is search from Google.

      Reply
  10. Eden

    The connection to my KMS server failed! Trying to connect to another one…
    Please wait…
    how to fix it???
    i need help here~

    Reply
  11. Jonatan

    Hi,

    I have a question is ok to appear a message that says (in account) that activation is needed and that I should change license? Thanks in advance for helping me.

    Reply
    1. kWong

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

      Remove the trial licence first.

      Restart PC.

      Then use this post method to activate office product. Activate run the command prompt with admin right without restriction and connect internet at the same time.

      Reply