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

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

create a new text file

@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
if %i%==1 set
if %i%==2 set
if %i%==3 set
if %i%==4 goto notsupported
cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /sethst:%KMS_Sev% >nul&echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo.
cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /act | find /i "successful" && (echo.&echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo #My official blog: #How it works: #Please feel free to contact me at if you have any questions or concerns.&echo.&echo #Please consider supporting this project: #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 ""&goto halt
echo.&echo ============================================================================&echo Sorry! Your version is not supported.&echo Please try installing the latest version here:
pause >nul

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

office 2019 professional plus

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.
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923 thoughts on “Install and activate Office 2019 for FREE legally using Volume license

  1. chinedu

    will update to Microsoft office affect this activation? should I disable update of the microsoft office?

    1. kWong

      Here method won’t affect update of Windows or MS Office. Activation nothing to do with Microsoft, only update come from Microsoft.

  2. Chandrasekhar N

    Thank you very much for the guidance in installing Office 2019 and activating it. It is working fine.

    Shall be grateful, if you can clarify the following:
    1. Should I need to activate it using the same cmd file after six months?
    2. Should I sign in for continued using MS office 2019 ?

    1. kWong

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

      2, After activated, you’re free to use MS Office 2019, not suppose to sign to use it.

  3. Vincent

    Hello, I did all the steps listed above and my Office says:
    Activation Required
    Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2019

    The product is unlicensed. Connect to your corporate network or contact your system administrator for further assistance.


        1. kWong

          top search : How to open Command Prompt on Windows with admin rights

          Follow the post method

          run the batch file with admin ID , PC must connect internet.

  4. Unichelle

    Hi, am using Office 365 installed with the new laptop on Windows 10. Do you have a code to activate Office 365 without upgrade to Office 2019? Thanks

    1. kWong

      Office 365 is the only version can automatic upgrade to future Office version and new feature.
      This is the retail version Office 365 selling point.

      Anyone pay monthly or yearly for Office 365, just because it can upgrade to future Office Version and keep on have new feature upgrade.

      Windows 10, when you install office 365, will automatic upgrade to Office 2019. If you use Office 365 batch file to activate, it will become Office 365 base Office 2019, it still can upgrade to future Office Version and have new feature. If you use Office 2019 batch file to activate, it will become Office 2019, no longer have future Version Office upgrade and would not have new feature upgrade as well.

      If you don’t want any upgrade to other future version of Office, no point to install Office 365, simply install Office 2019, and use Office 2019 batch file to activate.

    2. kWong

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

      Office 365, after upgrade, will become office 365 base, office 2019, still can have future office Version upgrade and new feature upgrade.

  5. Ryan

    can someone help? i have office 365 from microsoft store on my new laptop with 7 days trial subscription and today is the last day of the trial. i already uninstall it and trying to install the office 2019. but after installation done and i open office 2019 its said office 365 not office 2019. i have tried to reinstall but still getting the office 365. any suggestion? thx

    1. kWong

      windows 10 ,when you install office 365 will automatic update to Office 2019, it is Office 365 selling point. It is the only version of MS can have update of future Office version and new feature.

      If you use Office 365 batch file to activate, It will shown up Office 2019, it is normal. It is Office 365 base Office 2109.

      But If you use Office 2019 batch file to activate, It will change to Office 2019, and won’t upgrade to future Office version and won’t get new feature anymore.

      1. Ryan

        i tried to use office 2019 batch and now its worked. i think because my trial has expired by now? i dont know. anyway thanks!

  6. Hockkey

    Can someone help? My PC automatically updated to the newest version of Windows 10 and now I can’t do the cmd bat file to activate Microsoft Office 2019. I tried all the methods this website has offered. (even the CMD commands). Is there any other way to do this? Thank you very much

  7. Kumar

    it worked perfectly! my laptop came with Office 365 installed and i wasn’t able to activate it. I followed steps above and it worked like a charm!!
    Thanks a lot!

  8. Alexander

    Hi, I have tried this method but it didn’t work. I have tried both with Admin rights and without.
    I just got a new laptop and it came with office 365. Do I have to uninstall the one that came with the laptop?

    1. kWong

      office 365 update to Office 2019, use Office 365 batch file to activated, You still can keep on Update to future Office version.

      If you use Office 2019 batch file to update, will change to Office 2019, no more future update to future Office version.


    Hi Guang,

    Is there a way to update Office 2019 activate with KMS. I’ve installed Office 1029 with your activation method and it cant update. Could you help to get Office 2019 updated?

    Thank you,


    1. kWong

      1,There are no separate downloads for security or quality updates. Updates are already included as part of a new build of Office 2019 that’s posted on the Office CDN.
      2,Updates are cumulative, so the latest version of Office 2019 available on the Office CDN includes all the security and quality updates from all the previous versions of Office 2019.
      3,When you download and install Office 2019 from the Office CDN, it’s up to date already. You don’t have to download and apply any updates or service packs after you install Office 2019.
      4,Since updates are cumulative and already included in the latest version of Office 2019 on the Office CDN, you don’t use Microsoft Updates or Windows Server Updates Services (WSUS) to update Office 2019. But you can use System Center Configuration Manager to help you deploy and manage updates to Office 2019, including controlling when and from where updates are applied.

  10. MarkT

    Hey, I’m trying to activate Office Home & Student 2019 in windows 10, by following your instructions above but it says Sorry! Your version is not supported tried it 3 times but still unsuccessful. Please enlighten me. Thank you for your help in advance.

    1. kWong

      Sorry, in the batch file, you need to change name to Office Home & Student 2019 and
      KMS key to Office Home & Student 2019

      The batch only work on Office 2019 pro plus.

  11. Sajid

    Thanks, For me its going to be expired in just 2 moths not 180 days.
    What to do after 2 months?
    Please reply.

    1. kWong

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

      Activation must online.

    1. kWong

      Office 2019 is only normal size.

      After install, Control panel, choose uninstall office 2019, you can choose what you don’t want to uninstall.

      For example, you don’t want Power Point, you can close not using it.

  12. Aiah

    I first uninstalled previous version of MS Office 2016 using their uninstall tool before using the MS Office 2019 installer but it says 2016 in the account tab. How to install the 2019 version properly? Help please, thanks!

      1. Aiah

        When I activated it using the file it became updated to Office 2019. Thanks for your reply! Thank you for sharing also 😊👍

        1. kWong

          Office 2016 cannot update to Office 2019. Only Office 365 can keep on update to newer Office Program. If you have Office 365 in the first place, and have update to Office 2016, no need to uninstall, just simply update to Office 2019.

  13. tutu

    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…

    1. kWong

      The batch file need to run online and with admin right. Take a bit time to complete activation because a lot of people use this method same time.

  14. joël


    Can you tell me if you need to reactivate after 180 days and where I can control that.
    And if I want to uninstall how I can do that.
    Thank you for your answers
    Good continuation
    google traduction

    1. kWong

      1, Activation will automatic renew at the seventh day when you online.

      2, On the top search post: Uninstall Microsoft product trial license or KMS license completely

  15. Jonas Campos

    It didn’t work here, ive downloaded and installed the file, but when I open an office program (word) it still without (license) therefore, with all the functions disabled.
    what do I have to do? should I delete the office file that came with the pc and try it again?
    I really would appreciate some help,

    Thanks, Jonas.

    1. kWong

      Follow this post: Activating Office 2019 using KMS license key

      Step 1 to Step 4

      Run the batch file online with admin right