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

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In a previous post here, I have shown 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-day free trial license. After that, 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: http://kms8.msguides.com. 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 - MSGuides.com&cls&echo ============================================================================&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 slmgr.vbs /ckms >nul&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /setprt:1688 >nul&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /unpkey:WFG99 >nul&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /unpkey:6MWKP >nul&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /unpkey:DRTFM >nul&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /unpkey:BTDRB >nul&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /inpkey:NMMKJ-6RK4F-KMJVX-8D9MJ-6MWKP >nul&set i=1
:server
if %i%==1 set KMS_Sev=kms7.MSGuides.com
if %i%==2 set KMS_Sev=kms8.MSGuides.com
if %i%==3 set KMS_Sev=kms9.MSGuides.com
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: 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/odt2k16
:halt
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

Note:

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

  1. Paulo Canales

    Hi! how can i get rif of microsoft Teams? i uninstall but it keeps reinstaling in every restart 🙁
    should be there a comand to do that ?

    Reply
    1. kWong

      Windows
      Quit Teams by right-clicking the Teams icon in the taskbar and choosing Quit.

      Open the Control Panel, select Uninstall a program, and then select Microsoft Teams.

      With Microsoft Teams highlighted, click Uninstall.

      Select Teams Machine-Wide Installer, click Uninstall.

      Reply
  2. Gerrit

    Hi, I got an email this morning stating MS Updates in Terms and Conditions; how will this influence any further use of MS products? Thanks

    Reply
    1. kWong

      Microsoft wont sent any information to customer, you only can find it on their website.

      Where do you get the office software download? What is the Updates in Terms and Conditions about?

      All Update will come from Microsoft just like retail customer.

      If anything change, Mr.Guang will create another post to let everyone know about it.

      Reply
  3. abdul

    bro i have already activated my ms officepro plus 2013 on my computer but i want to unactivate it and activate the office 365 can i do that please help

    Reply
    1. kWong

      Control Panel uninstall Office Pro Plus 2013

      Restart PC.

      Install Office 365 Pro Plus, use this post method to activate.

      Done

      Enjoy.

      Reply
  4. Rami Mastur

    Hey, this solution isn’t working anymore !!!
    Any help would be very greatly appreciated.
    Unable to activate my Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus using this suggested method. (Yes I have a working internet connection and I’m running the batch file in Administrator Mode). Please help anyone.

    When I’m running the batch file as an admin –

    ============================================================================
    #Project: Activating Microsoft software products for FREE without software
    ============================================================================

    #Supported products: Office 365 ProPlus (x86-x64)

    ============================================================================
    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/odt2k16

    Reply
    1. kWong

      Your activation should come up error code.

      Top Community, click in.

      Create a question with activation fail picture attach.

      Mr. Guang or Others will help you to solve your problem.

      Reply
        1. kWong

          Top community click in

          Create an activation fail question with fail activation picture attached.

          Mr. Guang or others will help you to solve your problem.

          Reply
        2. kWong

          Top community click in

          Create an activation fail question with fail activation picture attached.

          Mr. Guang or others will help you to solve your problem.

          Reply
  5. jay

    CANT.

    SORRY YOUR VERSION IS NOT SUPPORTED!
    PLEASE TRY INSTALLING THE LATEST VERSION HERE!

    HELP ME HOW? I DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT VERSION OF 365 IS THIS. D**N

    Reply
  6. sarje

    ============================================================================
    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/odt2k16

    Reply
  7. n.hisada

    not successfully
    *Sorry! Your version is not supported.
    Please try installing the latest version here: bit.ly/cdt2k16
    As above.
    I do not know what to do next.
    I want to know how.
    Also, I want to know how to get bit.ly/odt2k16.

    Reply
  8. JIMMY

    THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!
    SUPER EASY TO FOLLOW AND MY MS OFFICE IS NOW ACTIVATED!
    JUST FOLLOW THE INSRUCTION ON VIDEO.
    MORE POWER TO YOU!!!
    TWO THUMBS UP FOR YOU BOSS!!!

    Reply
  9. Steve Jones

    I’ve followed the steps just as you described and downloaded and tried both 365 and the latest 2019 and allowed the port and checked the website to make sure the KMS server wasn’t blocked and it still keeps saying failed upgrade to latest version. Are there any new servers? Because I can’t get this to work for nothing. And I see people are still having success with it. Let me know. Thank you.

    Reply
    1. kWong

      Make sure Office 2019 is upgrade from Office 365, don’t have Office 365 and standalone Office 2019 in the same PC. Otherwise KMS Activation won’t success.

      Reply
      1. Steve Jones

        I just found another youtube video that had an all in one installer and was easy to install and it worked.

        Reply
  10. Renato

    I have the Office 365 ProPlus and when I run the .cmd file it shows up “sorry, your version is not supported” I already tried to run it as administrator and it doesn’t work.

    Reply
  11. random

    Hi there!

    I tried all of the steps and it says that it didn’t work. Also, the icon of my office365 is different from yours, like its new. This Office 365 is already in my loptop. I opened it and Microsoft hinders me from using it. I searched and searched for these codes, but nothing worked.

    Do I need to install the old one? Or do somthing else instead?

    Reply
  12. linds

    It didn’t work on mine, it says my version was not supported and that I need to install the latest version.. I did run the batch as administrator, please help!

    Reply
    1. kWong

      MIcrosoft only let KMS Activation activation method run on PC and Laptop.

      Mac, Tablet or Mobile, all not working

      Reply
  13. Ahmad

    Hi
    It didnt work for me, I receive the message that activation is successful, but when I run office products I find that it still asking for activation or product key
    Any advise on this ?

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. kWong

      If you have try install more than one time in the same PC. After KMS activation success, only the not activate version will pop UP.

      Control panel: remove other not activate copy of Office version.

      Restart PC

      Done

      Reply
  14. John

    Does this give you access to One Drive storage? how much online storage?
    Does this give you access to Office online?
    Does it work with Microsoft Bookings, Invoice and SharePoint?

    Reply
    1. kWong

      Office 365 in the market very long time. Upgrade to Office 2016 or future Office version is it selling point.

      When anyone install Office 365, automatic upgrade to office 2016 is normal.

      As long as you use Office 365 batch file to activate, it will become office 365 base Office 2016 version. That meant if you use Window 10, you still keep on get office 2019 upgrade and carry on have future Office version upgrade and also have future feature upgrade as well.

      Reply
      1. AW

        I have the same problem. Every time I uninstall and download it again, when I open the program, it says “Office 2019.” I want Office 365, not Office 2019. They’re not the same. They’re different. 🙁

        Office 365 has Powerpoint Design features that Office 2019 does not have. I want those Design features. 🙁

        Do you know how I can download Office 365? I have read your blog posts and have tried your methods.

        Reply
        1. KWong

          This question only can ask Microsoft.

          Powerpoint Design features need pay extra money to Microsoft. So Kms activation free service will miss out Powerpoint Design features.

          Reply
  15. Manas

    Hi Guang,

    Good Day!

    Had tried activating MS Office 365 using the cmd script. But sadly it didn’t work out and command prompt said , my verison is not supported and to install new version, bit.ly/odt2k16

    may be i am less techie. please guide me..

    Thanks
    Manas

    Reply
        1. kWong

          Any error come out?

          Top community click in.

          Create a question with activation picture.

          Remember, fail activation, must uninstall the old version, before reinstall. Office 365 version only can have one copy in the same PC.

          Reply
          1. KK

            This is exactly what my problem is. No problem comes out. Old version was uninstalled. I used “O365ProPlusRetail” while using deployement tool.

    1. kWong

      The script file is for activation .

      It will automatic renew activation back to 180 days when you browsing internet.

      If you don’t want KMS method anymore,

      Top search: Uninstall Microsoft product trial license or KMS license completely, then delete the script file.

      Reply
  16. George

    This works! Thank you!

    When I clicked “Run as Administrator”, nothing happened (I thought the code does not work and I closed the command prompt). But I did again what included in the steps…and I’ve waited for few seconds….wow! It worked!

    Reply
        1. kWong

          Follow this post detail . All show in picture.

          Activation success only run with admin ID and connect internet at the same time.

          Reply
  17. Kasun

    I use to way to activate my 0ffice 365 it activate successfully . But now it show ms office 2016 Pro Plus and after some time it automatically convention to office 2016 .
    How it happen and why it happen ?

    Reply
    1. kWong

      Retail Office 365 selling point are can upgrade to future Office version and have new feature update.

      As long as you use Office 365 batch file to activate, it will become Office 365 base Office 2016 version, it still can upgrade to Office 2109( windows 10 only) , and have future Office version and have new feature update.

      Enjoy.

      Reply
  18. World Lover

    Voila! It worked. Had tried almost everything at other forums before hitting this post. Thank you “Always Smile” to help bring a smile.

    Reply