Legal way to use Office 365 totally FREE, without paying a dime

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In a previous post here, I have showed you guys how to download and install Office 365 Multilanguage using online installer downloaded directly from the Microsoft homepage. By default, the new installation includes a 30-days free trial license. Afer this period, most important features will be disabled. It means your work will be discontinued unless you pay for Office 365 subscription. If you are in financial difficulties, this is so bad, I know. To help you overcome this problem, I recommend using KMS licene key to activate your Office. For those of you guys who don’t already know, KMS license is almost similar to the trial one. It is totally free, legal and is valid for 180 days only. But don’t worry about the period because it can be renewed easily.

Ok! The introduction is over. Now let’s get started!

Remove your current trial license

This step is optional if your trial license was expired. However, if it is still valid, you need to remove it. Because in some cases, after you activate your Office using KMS license, important features are resumed but the expiration notification still remains. Please follow instructions in this post to uninstall the trial license.

Make sure your computer is ready

You need to check your internet connection again and make sure that the Windows Update service is turned on. KMS license has to be verified by making a connection to my KMS server before it can be used. So you need to check if the KMS server is blocked or not. This is pretty simple. Just open your internet browser and try visitting this site: If it is visible, this means the server is not blocked.

Activating your Office 365 using KMS client key

Step 1: Copy the code below into new text document.

@echo off
title Activate Office 365 ProPlus for FREE - ============================================================================&echo #Project: Activating Microsoft software products for FREE without software&echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo #Supported products: Office 365 ProPlus (x86-x64)&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\proplusvl_kms*.xrm-ms') do cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\%%x" >nul)&(for /f %%x in ('dir /b ..\root\Licenses16\proplusvl_mak*.xrm-ms') do cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\%%x" >nul)&echo.&echo ============================================================================&echo Activating your Office...&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /unpkey:WFG99 >nul&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /unpkey:DRTFM >nul&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /unpkey:BTDRB >nul&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /inpkey:XQNVK-8JYDB-WJ9W3-YJ8YR-WFG99 >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

create a new text file

Step 2: Save it as a batch file. (eg. office365.cmd)

save this text file as a batch fileset this batch file name is "office365.cmd"

Step 3: Run the batch file with admin rights. (important!)

run the "office365.cmd" file with administrator rights

Done! Your Office is activated successfully.

product activation successful


– I only test this method with Office 365 ProPlus version. I am not sure it will work with the others.

– Step 3 is flagged “important” because the UAC system will stop this process if you don’t do it.

How to renew your Office 365 license

By default, your license will be renewed automaticaly every seven days but in some cases, it can be stuck. So you need to renew the license manually. Just follow instructions here.

Legal way to use Office 365 totally FREE, without paying a dime
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31 thoughts on “Legal way to use Office 365 totally FREE, without paying a dime

  1. Arely

    Thank you so so so so so muchhh!! really you save me, I´m a teacher and I couldn’t work properly T-T Thank you!!!!

  2. vinay n

    i have purchased recently new laptop dell inspiron 15 7000 2 in 1 in usa i am not getting product key for ms office

    please provide product keys t should work

  3. Praveen Kumar

    I tried it for 2016, it’s works absolutely fine for me.
    but my doubt is office 365 comes with 1 TB of storage in cloud, if i activate office 365 using KMS licence key, is 1TB of storage is still free .?

  4. saad mehboob

    hii can u give me the link for installing ms office 2016 for free. i tried your method for activation but it failed as my ms office version was outdated.

  5. Edgar Hall

    Office 365 user

    The first time I used this was from a youtuber’s post, over a year ago. It worked, but then when to use it agian, it wasn’t working. i tried & tried many times, no luck. I was thinking, well, give up & buy the license online. I now return seeing this post & tried it one (1) more time, ‘Viola’, it worked. My Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016, is once activated again. I don’t know for how long, but, at least I can get my projects & documents done. Thank you very much. Keep up the good work.

  6. Simady

    the code doesn’t work on office 365, but i have tried with the office 365 pro plus it is amazing! it works perfectly.
    hope you can help with the first one. Tks