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 (2016/365). 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

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.

Step 1.1: Detect location of the Office installed on your PC

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"

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 above.

Step 1.2: 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.

Step 2.2: Follow the step 1.1 above.

Step 2.3: Convert your retail license to volume one

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

Step 2.4: Follow the step 1.2 above.

Finally, check activation status again.

check if your office is activated or not

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.

How to renew Office 2013/2010 license

By default, KMS license is renewed automatically every 7 days but in some cases, this process can be stuck. So you need to renew the license manually. It is really not a big deal. Just follow the instructions in this post.

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

  1. Peter

    Tried this and it worked. But now my computer is running rather slow and Firewall and Antivirus are going crazy over “H**k Tool.Win32.KSMAuto.i”. How do I stop this?


      1. Peter

        Malwarebytes doesn’t detect it… is this because of this method above? I’ve already deleted MS Office, so it should stop, shouldn’t it?

  2. PauliOS

    Hello there! I got up today and my girl was complaining to me that her MS Word was saying not activated!!!
    I sat down with a coffee preparing myself to find a copy of mstools or KMS somewhere but I did not have my own copy to hand so was not looking forward to going from site to site to find a safe one. I just do not have access to all of my own safe files and also my accounts online!
    Anyway my searching quickly found your site and this page is all I could ever need.
    I was not aware of the few commands to enable the KMS activation. I am assuming it works the same with a local server and that this is how I have activated MS products for many many years now thanks to some Russian forum I read it on one day when it wasn’t such common knowledge – and there were no such premade tools to do the KMS for you! We have it so easy these days!!!
    So, thank you very much my good friend, for hosting the servers at your end, and upon trying the second server I see the message that it is ACTIVATED and am very happy!
    My girl is very happy today now too.
    Thanks again, I will have a browse around as I think your site might yield me the odd nugget of wisdom and tips here and there!

  3. Luke

    Thank you, I was able to activate MS Office 2013. Quick question though, will this require me to run the software every X days? Or is this a permanent activation?

    1. kWong

      Activation success must run the KMS batch file with admin right online.

      Fail, can keep on activate until success.

      I Have check all servers, no one down.

      What is the fire wall or anti virus program you using?

  4. Hasina

    Aide moi, je ne sais pas comment activité mon office 2013. Maintenant, mon système à été aussi désactivé car j’ai téléchargé le kms et j’avais l’installé et ça fait endommagée l’activation de mon système windows 7 intégral

    1. kWong

      Top search: 3 Methods to get a free Windows 7 license

      use method 2 to activate windows 7

      After that, use this post KMS Activation 3013 method , run with admin right online.


      Fail activation, can keep on activate until success.

  5. Jordan B

    This does not work for me. I am running it as admin, I am online, and I only have one copy installed, which is Office 2010 Professional Plus retail (I have tried the 2nd method.)

    1. kWong

      Activation success must run the batch file with admin right online.

      Don’t have more than a copy of Office program in the same PC. Otherwise, after success in activation, only the not activation version of office app will pop up.

    1. kWong

      1, find the Office version installation location in your PC first.

      2. You get the path of Office version and activate with above method with admin right online.



      1. John C

        Same thing happened to me the first time. I forgot to Run as administrator so ran it again and it worked.

  6. Jorge

    Really fine! I tried the first method and it works perfectly!!!
    I’m really freaking out about this simple method could works, but IT WORKS! LOL
    Awesome job!!! Thanks : )

  7. Ian

    I’m trying to activate Office 2010 using the first method. It’s previously been successful (thank you), but now activation is failing. Running the *.cmd file, it tries 3 times to connect to your KMS servers, each one fails, then a message says my ‘version is not supported’.

    Nothing has changed at my end – are your servers working, or has something chnaged?