Install and activate Office 2019 for FREE legally using Volume license

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After a series of preview versions, Microsoft finally came out with an official version of Office 2019. It is stable one, this means you can download and use it right now without worrying about fatal errors which you have gotten in beta versions before. However, I regret to inform that according to the disclosures, Microsoft Office 2019 only works on Windows 10. So if you are using Windows 8 or older versions, you will not be able to install it. Honestly, I hate what Microsoft have done to force users to use Windows 10. And I think Office 2016 is still a good choice for casual users at the moment.

How to download Office 2019 from Microsoft homepage

If you have an Office 365 subscription, your Office will be upgraded to the latest version automatically without doing anything. However, if you are using Office 2016 or earlier versions, to make sure that Office 2019 will work normally, please uninstall your old version of Office completely before starting a new installation. If you do not have Office 2019 already, just go here to get official download link from Microsoft homepage and select the version you want.

Installing Office 2019 without a product key

After the download process is complete, you will get an image file. Just open it then run the setup file to install Office 2019 on your PC.

Open Office 2019 setup file
Open Office 2019 setup file
UAC alert
UAC alert

This may take a while, please wait.

Office 2019 installation progress
Office 2019 installation progress

Upon successful installation, you can open any Office program to verify some basic information.

Just skip the “enter product key” window by clicking close button at the top right corner.

Bypass "Enter your product key" modal
Bypass “Enter your product key” modal
Accept Microsoft license agreement
Accept Microsoft license agreement

And as you can see, I am using Office Professional Plus 2019 and the trial license will expire in 7 days.

7-day trial license of Office 2019
7-day trial license of Office 2019
Important features are disabled
Important features are disabled

Activating Office 2019 using KMS license key

Method 1: Running commands one by one manually

Time needed: 1 minute.

Manually activate your Office with legal KMS product key.

  1. Open command prompt in administrator mode.

    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.

  2. Open location of the Office installed on your PC

    cd /d %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16
    cd /d %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16

    If you install your Office in the ProgramFiles folder, the path will be “%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16” or “%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16”. It depends on the architecture of the Windows OS you are using. If you are not sure of this issue, don’t worry, just run both of the commands above. One of them will be not executed and an error message will be printed on the screen.

  3. Convert your retail license to volume one

    for /f %x in ('dir /b ..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2019VL*.xrm-ms') do cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\%x"

    If your Office is got from Microsoft, this step is required. On the contrary, if you install Office from a Volume ISO file, this is optional so just skip it if you want.

  4. Activate your Office using KMS client key

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

    cscript ospp.vbs /setprt:1688
    cscript ospp.vbs /unpkey:6MWKP >nul
    cscript ospp.vbs /inpkey:NMMKJ-6RK4F-KMJVX-8D9MJ-6MWKP
    cscript ospp.vbs /sethst:kms8.msguides.com
    cscript ospp.vbs /act

    Here is all the text you will get in the command prompt window.
    C:\Windows\system32>cd /d %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cd /d %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>for /f %x in ('dir /b ..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2019VL*.xrm-ms') do cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\%x"
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2019VL_KMS_Client_AE-ppd.xrm-ms"
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------
    Installing Office license: ..\root\licenses16\proplus2019vl_kms_client_ae-ppd.xrm-ms
    Office license installed successfully.
    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2019VL_KMS_Client_AE-ul-oob.xrm-ms"
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------
    Installing Office license: ..\root\licenses16\proplus2019vl_kms_client_ae-ul-oob.xrm-ms
    Office license installed successfully.
    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2019VL_KMS_Client_AE-ul.xrm-ms"
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------
    Installing Office license: ..\root\licenses16\proplus2019vl_kms_client_ae-ul.xrm-ms
    Office license installed successfully.
    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2019VL_MAK_AE-pl.xrm-ms"
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------
    Installing Office license: ..\root\licenses16\proplus2019vl_mak_ae-pl.xrm-ms
    Office license installed successfully.
    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2019VL_MAK_AE-ppd.xrm-ms"
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------
    Installing Office license: ..\root\licenses16\proplus2019vl_mak_ae-ppd.xrm-ms
    Office license installed successfully.
    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2019VL_MAK_AE-ul-oob.xrm-ms"
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------
    Installing Office license: ..\root\licenses16\proplus2019vl_mak_ae-ul-oob.xrm-ms
    Office license installed successfully.
    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2019VL_MAK_AE-ul-phn.xrm-ms"
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------
    Installing Office license: ..\root\licenses16\proplus2019vl_mak_ae-ul-phn.xrm-ms
    Office license installed successfully.
    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /setprt:1688
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------
    Successfully applied setting.
    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /unpkey:6MWKP >nul
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /inpkey:NMMKJ-6RK4F-KMJVX-8D9MJ-6MWKP
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------

    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /sethst:kms8.msguides.com
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------
    Successfully applied setting.
    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /act
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------
    Installed product key detected - attempting to activate the following product:
    SKU ID: 85dd8b5f-eaa4-4af3-a628-cce9e77c9a03
    LICENSE NAME: Office 19, Office19ProPlus2019VL_KMS_Client_AE edition
    LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 19, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel
    Last 5 characters of installed product key: 6MWKP


    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>


Right now the Office is activated successfully.

Office 2019 product activated
Office 2019 product activated

Method 2: Using batch scripts

This one is not recommend anymore due to the new update of Microsoft.

Step 1: Copy the following code into a new text document.

@echo off
title Activate Microsoft Office 2019 ALL versions for FREE!&cls&echo ============================================================================&echo #Project: Activating Microsoft software products for FREE without software&echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo #Supported products:&echo - Microsoft Office Standard 2019&echo - Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2019&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\ProPlus2019VL*.xrm-ms') do cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\%%x" >nul)&(for /f %%x in ('dir /b ..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2019VL*.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:6MWKP >nul&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /inpkey:NMMKJ-6RK4F-KMJVX-8D9MJ-6MWKP >nul&set i=1
:server
if %i%==1 set KMS=kms7.MSGuides.com
if %i%==2 set KMS=kms8.MSGuides.com
if %i%==3 set KMS=kms9.MSGuides.com
if %i%==4 goto notsupported
cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /sethst:%KMS% >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/aiomsp
:halt
pause >nul
Create a new text file
Create a new text file

Step 2: Save the text file as a batch file with .cmd extension. (Eg. office2019.cmd).

Save the document file
Save the document file
Set name of batch script
Set name of batch script

Step 3: Run this batch file with admin rights.

Run the script with administrator rights
Run the script with administrator rights
UAC alert
UAC alert

Step 4: Check activation status again.

Your Office is activated successfully
Your Office is activated successfully

Done! You Office has been activated successfully.

Note: If your PC can not connect to any KMS servers, please try running the batch file again.

More information:

  • Here is KMS client key of Office 2019: NMMKJ-6RK4F-KMJVX-8D9MJ-6MWKP.
  • The KMS license of Office 2019 is valid for 180 days only but it can be renewed automatically so you neednt worry so much about the period.

Install and activate Office 2019 for FREE legally using Volume license
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1,215 thoughts on “Install and activate Office 2019 for FREE legally using Volume license

  1. DarkNet

    Hi friend.
    Your method is still working. I just activated MS Office 2019 on 07.09.2019.
    Thank you very much, I am currently unemployed, but as soon as I get back to work I will make a small donation as a thank you.

    For those who can’t: Just deactivate Windows Defender and restart your computer, then try opening the 2 or 3x file that it will activate. Once activated you can open windows defender again.

    Reply
  2. James

    Hey folks, when I tried to run the cmd file I got this error:

    ‘amp’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    and

    ‘gt’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    I’m using Windows 10 Pro Build 1903.
    Are you guys able to help me?

    Reply
    1. Amr Hashim

      hey James;

      Please use cmd file after delete word “amp;” in all file
      and save as file name called office2019.cmd
      this method succeeded for me.

      Reply
  3. Dzeko

    Hey! Thanks for this tuto but I can’t activate my office products.
    The batch file runs successfully but when I open office after the activation batch, the message “activation required” stay. However, I can still use office normally.
    Thanks in advance for the help!

    Reply
  4. Daniel

    Hey,
    it didn’t really worked for me. I have the right version, windows defender unactivatet and make the right steps. When I start Word again, it shows me, that it doesn’t work with my account and it asks me to change the account or to enter licence key.
    Please help me with that.
    Best
    Daniel

    Reply
  5. Royce

    It doesn’t seem to work on my Office 365. Do I have to download Office 2019 from your link for the batch file to work? Thanks in advance for the help!

    Reply
  6. Xav Jia

    This is one heck of a method.
    This is really cool. Some smart brains behind the hacking batch files.
    Windows Defender (and Microsoft, and Windows) does not like this at all. You are easier during activation if you turn live protection off.
    Uh, some sections of the code is rather buggy. It throws out large chunks of code (nonsense) during the application of registry values.
    Cool thing. HIDE THIS WELL!

    Reply
  7. Malcolm

    The text file method does not work, but I’ve activated mine by installing KMSPico and using it to activate the key above (NMMKJ-6RK4F-KMJVX-8D9MJ-6MWKP) I installed it, and yes it does alert the Windows Defender, serveral times I had pressed “allow device”. After I finished installing it, I ran KMSPico then pressed “Tokens”, where I entered the key pressed (NMMKJ-6RK4F-KMJVX-8D9MJ-6MWKP) then pressed the key button.

    Reply
    1. King

      I’m also encounter the same error. Is it block on Microsoft end?
      I manage to activate the office 2 weeks ago on another device.

      Reply
  8. Doc

    Hello.
    Will this work if I install Office using Deployment Tool? (I don’t need all apps). If so, which one i should select? Retail or Volume?
    Thanks.

    Reply
    1. kWong

      Top community: click in

      Left Hand Side: Others click in

      My post: Office 2019 Microsoft Official Download link for Windows 10

      Download the first one, choose 32 bit to install and activation method provide at the end of the post.

      Enjoy.

      Reply
  9. Luis E. López

    Than you very much Guang.

    I installed a retail version I downloaded myself before reaching your page. After that, I used your procedure (script) with the admin rights. Everything is fine, Office packages are activated, except for MSPROJEJCT. That program tells me my version is retail and I cannot use a Volume License with it (when i try to put the license key you provide). I don´t know what to do.I had an older version of project that I uninstalled before installing the new one. Could it be that some rest files from the older version are preventing the activation of the install as a volume license?
    Any help would be appreciated. By the way, I already tried uninstalling everything and installing it again, than running script. Same result. I am in W10.

    Reply
  10. NC

    I have an old Microsoft office student and home installed. Do I really need to uninstall that to install this office version? Please advise – thanks.

    Reply
  11. Dylan Fang

    Hi Guang,

    I’ve been using office under your activation method for two years and it has worked perfectly!!
    I also updated office2016 to office2019 using the built-in update function, and the 2019 version was working really well, too.

    However! Yesterday a message popped out and said my office needs activation, i thougt it was because my activation was outdated. Then I came here at MSGUIDE and found the latest version of activation method as above, however it didn’t work and said “sorry, your version is not supported….”.

    The current status is that it still says “activation required” in “Account”, but I can still use office normally, and it’s not like the trial version where there is a yellow banner on top stating a valid usage period. Instead, there is no banner this time at all.

    May I know if this is normal? How can I get it back showing ” Product Acvivated” in Account?

    Thank you so much!!

    Dylan

    Reply
    1. Dylan Fang

      P.S. i also uninstalled all the current licence keys till it shows”no licence keys installed” in CMD. Then I tried your latest version of activation codes, it still didn’t work,though.

      Reply
    2. kWong

      Standalone Office program don’t accept Office 2016 and Office 2019 in the same PC.

      Control Panel, uninstall the Office program you don’t want anymore and uninstall it.

      Check activation, if not activate.

      Use corresponding method to reactivate with admin right online.

      Enjoy.

      Reply
      1. Dylan Fang

        Hi Guang,

        I just uninstalled all versions of office in my PC, and re-installed the latest version and tried your activation. Sadly, the same thing happened, saying” the connection to KMS server failed….your version is not supported”.

        What other possible reasons could it be?

        Thanks and regards!

        Dylan

        Reply
        1. kWong

          Activation must run by admin right online.

          Fail , can keep trying until success.

          Any error come up, must solve before reactivation.

          Reply
          1. Dylan Fang

            yeah, by admin and online.
            But it keeps saying”connection to KMS server failed… your version is not supported”

            I’ve tried many many times and I don’t know where on earth goes wrong.

        2. kWong

          top search: Troubleshoot “connection to KMS server failed” error

          Check can you connect server first. If not, what type of firewall or antl-virus program you are using?

          Admin right setting must have full power.

          Reply
          1. Dylan Fang

            Thank you so much for your prompt reply, Kwong.
            However, it seems the issue i m faced with this time is quite tough! I followed the method in your troubleshooting post and proved my connection to KMS server has no problem.
            Till now, I have literally tried everything as advised, by admin, online, uninstalled all versions of office and installed the latest version again, shut down filewall and anti-virus programs etc. Sadly, the activation is still not successful T_T.

        3. kWong

          Top community, click in.

          Create a question with KMS activation fail picture attached.

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

          Reply
        4. kWong

          Besides, if your windows system has error, is no way to success in activation of office program.

          1st, scan your windows system for error, solve out the error find, and retry activate again.

          Reply
          1. Dylan Fang

            Yes! I think it’s the problem from the windows system! I just updated my windows to the latest version, and bang! the activation finally works! Finally I am seeing the lovely line”product actived” again! Feel so great!!

            Thank you so much for your constant help!

            Best regards,

            Dylan

    1. kWong

      Step 3: Run this batch file with admin rights. Activation must connect internet.

      Fail can reactivate until success.

      Reply
    2. Kai

      Guten Tag, ich schreibe Ihnen auf deutsch, da mein englisch nicht ausreichend gut ist. Ich habe probiert mit Ihrer Anleitung das Office 19 frei zu schalten. Leider ohne Erfolg. Die Lizens lässt sich auch nach mehrfachem versuchen nicht freischalten. Gibt ein update zur freischaltung ? Schönen Tag und schöne Grüße aus Deutschland

      Reply
  12. Jeff

    I have a legal copy of Office 2019 purchased with a new computer from Dell. Activation of Office 2016 and 2019 has been a real pain for me for many previous computers. Microsoft is making it difficult to activate Office 2016 and 2019 licenses because they are pushing Office 365 subscriptions hard! The solution presented here, much to my surprise, worked like a charm. Thank you very much for making this available.

    Reply
  13. Nap 2x - PH

    G*d Bless you bro for hosting such big file and making it available for everyone. Nicely done easy to follow and the best part is, it works! thank you so much I have my own MS Office Suite without spending a single cent. Again thank you so much and keep it up sir! The world needs more people like you

    Reply