Renew Microsoft Office/Windows KMS license for FREE manually

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By default, KMS license is valid for only 180 days and it will be renewed every 7 days as from the date of activation. However, in some cases, this process can be stuck. The following are some reasons for this problem.

  • Your PC is not connected to the internet or the connection is unstable when the license renewal process is called.
  • You are using a third-party firewall so the connection to KMS server is denied.
  • You are using different versions of Office on your PC. Retail and Volume version on the same PC?

Workarounds

  • Make sure your PC is always connected and your internet connection is stable.
  • If you are using another firewall, please open port 1688.
  • Please do not use Office retail and volume on the same Windows.

How to renew KMS license

Renew Microsoft Office license

Step 1: Open command prompt as administrator.

Step 2: Copy and run the command below. Note: “Office16” is code name of Office 2016. If you are using Office 2013/2010, just replace it with “Office15” and “Office14”.

cscript "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs" /act

If you see an error, try this command.

cscript "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs" /act
Renew Office trial license
Renew Office trial license

Done!

Renew Microsoft Windows license

Step 1: Open command prompt as administrator.

Step 2: Execute this command.

cscript slmgr.vbs /ato

Your license is renewed successfully!

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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117 thoughts on “Renew Microsoft Office/Windows KMS license for FREE manually

  1. Galf

    Hi,
    I tried your solution but after using cscript, the command prompt (as admin) just got stuck.
    At the bottom, I copied what I got from de command prompt. As you can see I’m using Windows in Spanish.
    Windows version and Script Host are different than the one you show in your pictures:
    ======================================================
    Microsoft Windows [Versión 10.0.19042.685]
    (c) 2020 Microsoft Corporation. Todos los derechos reservados.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>cscript slmgr.vbs /ato
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host versión 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. Reservados todos los derechos.

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  2. Dhayanithi

    Have tried different methods for activating the product.
    Since I have availed a one month free try I was not able to activate office like other procedures.
    And finally I’ve found this method and it worked super correctly and now the product is activated.
    Thank you so much !!!!!!!!

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  3. didi

    hi, thanks for everything. i am quite happy to get information from you using the microsoft office 365 pro.
    but suddenly the massage is notieced. ” Microsoft Office 365 subscription and license problems”.
    nonetheless, i am using the office 365 still now. but the message is still noticed.
    is it problematic or just the noced?
    thanks!

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    1. novak

      please help me!!!
      ////////////////
      SKU ID: d450596f-894d-49e0-966a-fd39ed4c4c64
      LICENSE NAME: Office 16, Office16ProPlusVL_KMS_Client edition
      LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 16, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel
      LICENSE STATUS: —LICENSED—
      ERROR CODE: 0x4004F040 (for information purposes only as the status is licensed)
      ERROR DESCRIPTION: The Software Licensing Service reported that the product was activated but the owner should verify the Product Use Rights.
      REMAINING GRACE: 179 days (259192 minute(s) before expiring)
      Last 5 characters of installed product key: WFG99
      Activation Type Configuration: ALL
      DNS auto-discovery: KMS name not available
      KMS machine registry override defined: kms8.msguides.com:1688
      Activation Interval: 120 minutes
      Renewal Interval: 10080 minutes
      KMS host caching: Enabled
      —————————————
      SKU ID: db56dec3-34f2-4bc5-a7b9-ecc3cc51c12a
      LICENSE NAME: Office 15, OfficeProPlusR_Trial edition
      LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 15, TIMEBASED_EVAL channel
      LICENSE STATUS: —UNLICENSED—
      ERROR CODE: 0xC004F014
      ERROR DESCRIPTION: The Software Licensing Service reported that the product key is not available.
      —————————————
      SKU ID: dfc5a8b0-e9fd-43f7-b4ca-d63f1e749711
      LICENSE NAME: Office 16, Office16O365ProPlusR_SubTrial5 edition
      LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 16, TIMEBASED_SUB channel
      LICENSE STATUS: —UNLICENSED—
      ERROR CODE: 0xC004F014
      ERROR DESCRIPTION: The Software Licensing Service reported that the product key is not available.
      —————————————
      SKU ID: e3dacc06-3bc2-4e13-8e59-8e05f3232325
      LICENSE NAME: Office 16, Office16O365ProPlusR_Subscription2 edition
      LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 16, TIMEBASED_SUB channel
      LICENSE STATUS: —UNLICENSED—
      ERROR CODE: 0xC004F014
      ERROR DESCRIPTION: The Software Licensing Service reported that the product key is not available.
      —————————————
      SKU ID: e538d623-c066-433d-a6b7-e0708b1fadf7
      LICENSE NAME: Office 16, Office16O365ProPlusR_SubTrial4 edition
      LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 16, TIMEBASED_SUB channel
      LICENSE STATUS: —UNLICENSED—
      ERROR CODE: 0xC004F014
      ERROR DESCRIPTION: The Software Licensing Service reported that the product key is not available.
      —————————————
      SKU ID: ff02e86c-fef0-4063-b39f-74275cddd7c3
      LICENSE NAME: Office 16, Office16O365ProPlusR_Subscription5 edition
      LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 16, TIMEBASED_SUB channel
      LICENSE STATUS: —UNLICENSED—
      ERROR CODE: 0xC004F014
      ERROR DESCRIPTION: The Software Licensing Service reported that the product key is not available.
      —————————————
      —————————————
      —Exiting—————————–

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  4. kary

    getting the error, can you please solve this issue.

    —Processing————————–
    —————————————
    Installed product key detected – attempting to activate the following product:
    SKU ID: 52c4d79f-6e1a-45b7-b479-36b666e0a2f8
    LICENSE NAME: Office 19, Office19ProPlus2019R_Grace edition
    LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 19, RETAIL(Grace) channel
    Last 5 characters of installed product key: 8MBCX
    ERROR CODE: 0xC004F017
    ERROR DESCRIPTION: The Software Licensing Service reported that the license is not installed.
    —————————————
    Installed product key detected – attempting to activate the following product:
    SKU ID: d7279dd0-e175-49fe-a623-8fc2fc00afc4
    LICENSE NAME: Office 16, Office16O365HomePremR_Grace edition
    LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 16, RETAIL(Grace) channel
    Last 5 characters of installed product key: KHGM9
    ERROR CODE: 0xC004F017
    ERROR DESCRIPTION: The Software Licensing Service reported that the license is not installed.
    —————————————
    —————————————

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    1. ahmed

      cscript “%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs” /unpkey:8MBCX
      then
      cscript “%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs” /unpkey:KHGM9
      or
      cscript “%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs” /unpkey:8MBCX
      then
      cscript “%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs” /unpkey:KHGM9

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