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

How-to video

Supported products: Office 2010/2013 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.
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"
Open Office folder
Open Office folder

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 /sethst:kms8.msguides.com
cscript %folder%\ospp.vbs /setprt:1688
cscript %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.

Product activation successful
Product activation successful

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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  1. I am a instructor in an Institute, in my in my Institute there are many computer and I have a office 2010 setup for them but I have not it’s product key. These codes help me to rid of the ‘product activation require’ message from my computer, so thanks msguides

  2. I have a legal copy of Office 2010 Pro for three computers. I had it installed on two Windows 7 laptops. I upgraded to two Windows 11 laptops. The original activation code did not work. I tried the method you posted using KMS and it worked. If I understand your post, this is only good for 180 days. Is this correct? Then I will need to use the method you posted for renewing the KMS, correct? I have a legal copy and the legal activation code that came with it. Is there a way to permanently activate the software.

    Incidentally, your web site is the only place I found help. Well done.