How to activate Office 2010/2013 for FREE using KMS license key

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As you know, I am working on a project that supports people to activate their Microsoft software products using KMS license key. Many of you guys might be wondering why I only write guideline about the latest version of Office (2016 or 365). Is it possible to activate the older versions for FREE? The answer is YES, this is very possible but there is a problem need to discuss with you in greater detail below.

Difference between Retail and Volume version

If you are using Office retail, you can not use KMS method because it only supports volume version. However, in fact, it’s so much easier to use KMS license now because users could convert retail version to volume using a license files library bundled with setup file since Office 2016. But it is unfortunate that this library is not available in earlier versions (including Office 2013/2010).

2 methods to activate your Office using KMS client setup key

1. The first method: Without using any additional library

Time needed: 1 minute.

Supported products: Office 2013/2010 Volume editions.
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.

  1. Detect location of the Office installed on your PC.

    The path depends on the architecture of the Windows OS you are using. If you are not sure what it is, don’t worry, just run all commands below.

    if exist "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office15\ospp.vbs" set folder="%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office15"
    if exist "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office15\ospp.vbs" set folder="%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office15"
    if exist "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office14\ospp.vbs" set folder="%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office14"
    if exist "cd /d %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office14\ospp.vbs" set folder="cd /d %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office14"

  2. Activate your Office using KMS client key.

    Make sure your PC is connected to the internet, then run the following command.

    cscript %folder%\ospp.vbs /inpkey:VYBBJ-TRJPB-QFQRF-QFT4D-H3GVB
    cscript %folder%\ospp.vbs /inpkey:YC7DK-G2NP3-2QQC3-J6H88-GVGXT
    cscript %folder%\ospp.vbs /
    cscript %folder%\ospp.vbs /setprt:1688
    cscript %folder%\ospp.vbs /act

2. The second method: Using an additional library extracted from installation folder of Office Volume

Supported products: All Office 2013/2010 editions.

Step 2.1: Download the license files library then extract it. Move the library folder to the C drive.

Office additional library
Office additional library

Step 2.2: Follow first step of the method 1 above.

Step 2.3: Convert your retail license to volume one.

Install Office voulme licenses
Install Office voulme licenses
cd /d c:\library
for /f %x in ('dir /b *') do cscript %folder%\ospp.vbs /inslic:%x

Step 2.4: Follow the second step of method 1 above.

Finally, check activation status again.

Office is activated successfully
Office is activated successfully

More information:

  • Here is the virustotal result of the library: Office 2010 lib | Office 2013 lib
  • Using the library makes many of you guys feel uncomfortable, I know. This is the reason why I did not want to write about Office 2010 and 2013. If you do not like using the additional library, please use Office 2010/2013 volume or upgrade to a newer version.

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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150 thoughts on “How to activate Office 2010/2013 for FREE using KMS license key

  1. Khalid Mehmood

    It does not work and following results is shown at the end cmd page
    “Sorry! Your version is not supported”

      1. mitsuki

        I installed MS Office Professional Plus 2010 but it is showing as MS Office Starter.

        I followed both steps 1 & 2 but I always get an error 1″Sorry! Your version is not supported”

        How else do you run as admin online? I don’t get it.


        1. kWong

          Control Panel uninstall the office 2010 program you have.

          Restart PC.

          Here, top Community click in.

          Left hand side, Solved, click in.

          Post: Who needed download files?

          Go through all the post, you will find Office 2010 professional plus, 32bit and 64bit downloas as well.

          After download, use this post method to activate.



  2. Erik Sanchez

    Hola, Soy de México, y funciono a la perfección el método que comparten aquí para la activación de mi office
    Agradezco mucho a los colaboradores de este trabajo, les deseo lo mejor hoy y siempre, Gracias

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  4. Jose

    Sorry but I am at reading up on your website on how to install office 2010 on my very old PC with windows 7 on it and I seem to still have trouble getting it going. Could you some how help in any way to get this going for me here? I am following the instructions but it seems that when I click on libraries it down not seem to show the folder i downloaded. Kind of hard for me to explain it here but I will leave my email and some info in the bottom and hope you can help in some way. Thank you.

    1. kWong

      Windows 7 Office 2010 will not automatic move to library.

      Click Start, All Programs, choose Microsoft Office, right click , choose add to library.

  5. audeser

    A full compact script with all your findings. Thank you for your information

    @echo off
    title Renew KMS license manually
    echo ————————————————————————
    echo Verify:
    echo ————————————————————————
    echo – Your PC is not connected to the internet or the connection is unstable when the license renewal process is called.
    echo — Make sure your PC is always connected and your internet connection is stable.
    echo – You are using a third-party firewall so the connection to KMS server is denied.
    echo — If you are using another firewall, please open port 1688.
    echo – You are using different versions of Office on your PC. Retail and Volume version on the same PC?
    echo — Do not use Office retail and volume on the same Windows.

    echo ————————————————————————
    echo Command prompt should been opened as administrator. If not, Exit…
    echo ————————————————————————
    ECHO [W]in : Microsoft Windows
    ECHO 201[0] : Microsoft Office 2010
    ECHO 201[3] : Microsoft Office 2013
    ECHO 201[6] : Microsoft Office 2013
    ECHO E[x]it : Exit
    set choice=
    set /p choice=Select office version:

    :: CALL :TCase choice
    :: CALL :UpCase choice
    CALL :LoCase choice
    Goto selection

    :: Subroutine to convert a variable VALUE to all lower case.
    :: The argument for this subroutine is the variable NAME.
    FOR %%i IN (“A=a” “B=b” “C=c” “D=d” “E=e” “F=f” “G=g” “H=h” “I=i” “J=j” “K=k” “L=l” “M=m” “N=n” “O=o” “P=p” “Q=q” “R=r” “S=s” “T=t” “U=u” “V=v” “W=w” “X=x” “Y=y” “Z=z”) DO CALL SET “%1=%%%1:%%~i%%”

    :: Subroutine to convert a variable VALUE to all UPPER CASE.
    :: The argument for this subroutine is the variable NAME.
    rem FOR %%i IN (“a=A” “b=B” “c=C” “d=D” “e=E” “f=F” “g=G” “h=H” “i=I” “j=J” “k=K” “l=L” “m=M” “n=N” “o=O” “p=P” “q=Q” “r=R” “s=S” “t=T” “u=U” “v=V” “w=W” “x=X” “y=Y” “z=Z”) DO CALL SET “%1=%%%1:%%~i%%”
    rem GOTO exit

    :: Subroutine to convert a variable VALUE to Title Case.
    :: The argument for this subroutine is the variable NAME.
    rem FOR %%i IN (” a= A” ” b= B” ” c= C” ” d= D” ” e= E” ” f= F” ” g= G” ” h= H” ” i= I” ” j= J” ” k= K” ” l= L” ” m= M” ” n= N” ” o= O” ” p= P” ” q= Q” ” r= R” ” s= S” ” t= T” ” u= U” ” v= V” ” w= W” ” x= X” ” y= Y” ” z= Z”) DO CALL SET “%1=%%%1:%%~i%%”
    rem GOTO exit

    if not ‘%choice%’==” set choice=%choice:~0,1%
    if ‘%choice%’==’w’ goto windows
    if ‘%choice%’==’0’ goto 2010
    if ‘%choice%’==’3’ goto 2013
    if ‘%choice%’==’6’ goto 2016
    if ‘%choice%’==’x’ goto halt
    ECHO “%choice%” is not valid, try again
    goto start

    cscript slmgr.vbs /ato
    goto halt
    cscript “%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office14\ospp.vbs” /act
    echo If you see an error, try this command: cscript “%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office14\ospp.vbs” /act
    goto halt
    cscript “%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office15\ospp.vbs” /act
    echo If you see an error, try this command: cscript “%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office15\ospp.vbs” /act
    goto halt
    cscript “%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs” /act
    echo If you see an error, try this command: cscript “%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs” /act
    goto halt

    pause >nul