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

How to activate office 2010 2013 for free using kms license key

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 Office 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

Legal way to use Office 2013 and 2010 for FREE

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 "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office14\ospp.vbs" set folder="%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office14"

    activating office 2010 2013 manually 1 - How to activate Office 2010/2013 for FREE using KMS license key

  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-H3GVBcscript %folder%\ospp.vbs /inpkey:YC7DK-G2NP3-2QQC3-J6H88-GVGXTcscript %folder%\ospp.vbs /sethst:s8.uk.tocscript %folder%\ospp.vbs /setprt:1688cscript %folder%\ospp.vbs /act

    If you see the error 0xC004F074, it means that your internet connection is unstable or the server is busy. Please make sure your device is online and try the command “act” again until you succeed.activating office 2010 2013 manually 3 - How to activate Office 2010/2013 for FREE using KMS license key

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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I am Guang, a freelancer and a blogger. I'm currently managing KMS system, MSGuides blog and 2 tech Youtube channels.

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

  1. Can not find script file “C:\Windows\system32\%folder%\ospp.vbs”
    i am getting this error when i try to activate office 2010
    i jave not installed office in c drive

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  2. I take it all back.
    RTFM !
    Thank you so much. I have been able to activate something that I actually bought thanks to you and not Micro F’ing Soft !
    Again THANK YOU !!!!!!

    Reply
  3. C:\Windows\system32>cscript %folder%\ospp.vbs /inpkey:YC7DK-G2NP3-2QQC3-J6H88-GVGXT
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    —Processing————————–
    —————————————
    ERROR CODE: 0xC004F050
    ERROR DESCRIPTION: The Software Licensing Service reported that the product key is invalid.
    —————————————
    —Exiting—————————–

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  4. I have a genuine copy of Office 2010 Profesional but as I have used it over and over when I have upgraded my PC’s Microsoft say I have used the licence too many times !!!!!
    I have tried your ‘Fixes’ but sadly I get the following:
    ERROR DESCRIPTION: The Software Licensing Service reported that the license is not installed.

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  5. The product key with letter “N” is not being accepted. All the other scripts and key are working. Any other product key that can be put without the N?
    cscript %folder%\ospp.vbs /inpkey:YC7DK-G2NP3-2QQC3-J6H88-GVGXT

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    1. Pls use below key as second step:
      cscript %folder%\ospp.vbs /inpkey:VYBBJ-TRJPB-QFQRF-QFT4D-H3GVB
      cscript %folder%\ospp.vbs /inpkey:YC7DK-G2NP3-2QQC3-J6H88-GVGXT
      cscript %folder%\ospp.vbs /sethst:kms8.msguides.com
      cscript %folder%\ospp.vbs /setprt:1688
      cscript %folder%\ospp.vbs /act

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  6. Hello! I really love your content! very helpful. can I ask a question?
    what if it says “OSPP.VBS requires the script engine”. can you please help me?
    I don’t know what to do.

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  7. ERROR CODE: 0xC004F074
    ERROR DESCRIPTION: The Software Licensing Service reported that the product could not be activated. No Key Management Service (KMS) could be contacted. Please see the Application Event Log for additional information.
    To view the activation event history run: cscript ospp.vbs /dhistorykms

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  8. I have tried both ways, below errors in Command prompt always showed up

    “ERROR CODE: 0xC004C003”
    “The activation server determined the specified product key has been blocked.”

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  9. you are the best . Anytime i need assitance on activation your guide always come in handy and 100% . Keep it up . My donation will come in earnest .

    Reply
  10. COPY AND PASTE THIS FIRST!

    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″

    AND THEN THIS!

    cscript %folder%\ospp.vbs /inpkey:VYBBJ-TRJPB-QFQRF-QFT4D-H3GVB
    cscript %folder%\ospp.vbs /inpkey:YC7DK-G2NP3-2QQC3-J6H88-GVGXT
    cscript %folder%\ospp.vbs /sethst:kms8.msguides.com
    cscript %folder%\ospp.vbs /setprt:1688
    cscript %folder%\ospp.vbs /act

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    1. that was because you need a space before each cscript command. File formatting probably stripped it out from the author’s intended text. Manually add the space so the commands look like this:
      (Hint, you can copy paste to a plain text file (in notepad) and save the whole thing as a .bat file to run it all in 1 file. )

      cscript %folder%\ospp.vbs /inpkey:VYBBJ-TRJPB-QFQRF-QFT4D-H3GVB
      cscript %folder%\ospp.vbs /inpkey:YC7DK-G2NP3-2QQC3-J6H88-GVGXT
      cscript %folder%\ospp.vbs /sethst:kms8.msguides.com
      cscript %folder%\ospp.vbs /setprt:1688
      cscript %folder%\ospp.vbs /act

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  11. ERROR DESCRIPTION: The Software Licensing Service reported that the license is not installed.
    what is the problem

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  12. Hello,

    I got the error 0X80070424,
    When i follow cscript ospp.vbs /ddescr:0x80070424, the specific service do not exist as installed service…
    Please could you help me

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  13. I did step one, but yet it goes into reduced functionality mode (everything is greyed out), despite a successful activation. What can I do to stop this from happening? I have documents I really need to work on!

    Reply
  14. Last command in 1.1. should be

    if exist “%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office14\ospp.vbs” set folder=”%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office14″

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  15. Just as of today, on my Nokia Booklet 3G running windows XP and Office 2010
    I activated Of2K10 and runs without a problem. Thanks for the guide, it was really
    helpful.

    Reply
  16. Hurray from Germany !!
    It worked for Office 2013. Today I got the message that Office 2013 has to be activated again.
    Your script worked immediately on my Dell 7040.
    I wanted to donate a coffee to you via PayPal. But you didn’t specify PayPal

    Reply
  17. I’ve spent half a day trying a way to activate office 2013 (of course for free).
    I’ve googled, I’ve youtubed. Tried at least 10 ~15 different ways, nothing worked.
    Then I came upon to your website, and the Method 2 works.
    I now realized that my product was installed with Retail version, that’s why the KMS activation didn’t work like other youtubers showed.
    Nobody talked about converting the Retail ver to Volume one.
    Thank you so much. You are the one… and only one.

    Reply
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