Install and activate Office 2019 for FREE legally using Volume license

Install and activate office 2019 for free legally using kms license

After a series of preview versions, Microsoft finally came out with an official version of Office 2019. It is the 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, 8.1 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 img 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
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Important features are disabled

Activating Office 2019 using KMS license key

Method 1: Running commands one by one manually

Legal way to activate Office 2019 for FREE

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.
    open cmd with admin rights - Install and activate Office 2019 for FREE legally using Volume license

  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.
    activate office 2019 using manual method kms 1 - Install and activate Office 2019 for FREE legally using Volume license

  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.

    activate office 2019 using manual method kms 2 - Install and activate Office 2019 for FREE legally using Volume license

  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:s8.uk.to
    cscript 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.

    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:s8.uk.to
    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>


    activate office 2019 using manual method kms 3 - Install and activate Office 2019 for FREE legally using Volume license

Right now the Office is activated successfully.

Office 2019 product activated
Office 2019 product activated

Method 2: Using batch scripts

This one is not recommended 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 - MSGuides.com&cls&echo =====================================================================================&echo #Project: Activating Microsoft software products for FREE without additional 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&set i=1&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /inpkey:NMMKJ-6RK4F-KMJVX-8D9MJ-6MWKP >nul||goto notsupported
:skms
if %i% GTR 10 goto busy
if %i% EQU 1 set KMS=kms7.MSGuides.com
if %i% EQU 2 set KMS=s8.uk.to
if %i% EQU 3 set KMS=s9.us.to
if %i% GTR 3 goto ato
cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /sethst:%KMS% >nul
:ato
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 24/7!&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 skms)
explorer "http://MSGuides.com"&goto halt
:notsupported
echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo Sorry, your version is not supported.&echo.&goto halt
:busy
echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo Sorry, the server is busy and can't respond to your request. Please try again.&echo.
: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.

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!

2,014 thoughts on “Install and activate Office 2019 for FREE legally using Volume license”

    1. To remove the license not genuine message, you must purchase a real license, otherwise the message will remain in existence and it is impossible to remove it.

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  1. Official GVLKs published by Microsoft. google ‘GVLKs for KMS and Active Directory-based activation of Office, Project, and Visio’ open first google link, there is a link starting with GVLKs at the bottom of that opened page, open it you will see these keys.
    Office LTSC Professional Plus 2021 FXYTK-NJJ8C-GB6DW-3DYQT-6F7TH
    Office LTSC Standard 2021 KDX7X-BNVR8-TXXGX-4Q7Y8-78VT3
    Project Professional 2021 FTNWT-C6WBT-8HMGF-K9PRX-QV9H8
    Project Standard 2021 J2JDC-NJCYY-9RGQ4-YXWMH-T3D4T
    Visio LTSC Professional 2021 KNH8D-FGHT4-T8RK3-CTDYJ-K2HT4
    Visio LTSC Standard 2021 MJVNY-BYWPY-CWV6J-2RKRT-4M8QG
    Access LTSC 2021 WM8YG-YNGDD-4JHDC-PG3F4-FC4T4
    Excel LTSC 2021 NWG3X-87C9K-TC7YY-BC2G7-G6RVC
    Outlook LTSC 2021 C9FM6-3N72F-HFJXB-TM3V9-T86R9
    PowerPoint LTSC 2021 TY7XF-NFRBR-KJ44C-G83KF-GX27K
    Publisher LTSC 2021 2MW9D-N4BXM-9VBPG-Q7W6M-KFBGQ
    Skype for Business LTSC 2021 HWCXN-K3WBT-WJBKY-R8BD9-XK29P
    Word LTSC 2021 TN8H9-M34D3-Y64V9-TR72V-X79KV

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  2. —Processing————————–
    —————————————
    ERROR CODE: 0x80070005
    ERROR DESCRIPTION: Run the following: cscript ospp.vbs /ddescr:0x80070005

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  3. I am getting this error after following method 1

    ERROR CODE: 0xC004F017
    ERROR DESCRIPTION: The Software Licensing Service reported that the license is not installed.

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  4. I installed Office 2019 professional plus. Followed up instructions above using cmd and even bath files. Says that kms servers not available. I have a fibre connection of 75mb/s so the network is a stable connection. What may be the problem?

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  5. THANK YOU FOR THE ACTIVATION/LICENSE KEY. <3

    I'll just ask if it's a lifetime key or need to renew the license of MS Office 2019?

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    1. These are not activation keys, but to use them within their grace period (about 28 days) they need to be activated by a KMS server thats why posted here to the Author’s attention. Try keys in below script as follows:
      cscript ospp.vbs /setprt:1688
      cscript ospp.vbs /unpkey:6F7TH >nul
      cscript ospp.vbs /inpkey:FXYTK-NJJ8C-GB6DW-3DYQT-6F7TH
      cscript ospp.vbs /sethst:s8.now.im
      cscript ospp.vbs /act

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  6. Here we go! to the Author to develop his activation scripts (If he does not have these keys yet).
    Office LTSC Professional Plus 2021 Generic Volume Licence Key (KMS Client Key):
    FXYTK-NJJ8C-GB6DW-3DYQT-6F7TH
    Office LTSC Standard 2021 Generic Volume Licence Key (KMS Client Key):
    KD7X-BNVR8-TXXGX-4Q7Y8-78VT3

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    1. Correction:
      Office LTSC Standard 2021 Generic Volume Licence Key (KMS Client Key):
      KDX7X-BNVR8-TXXGX-4Q7Y8-78VT3
      If anyone need I can post word, powerpoint, excel, acess, visio, project standalone keys too.

      Reply
  7. Para quem estiver recebendo mensagem de erro, entre nas propriedades de sua conexão de rede e desative a opção “Protocolo IPv6”. Comigo, isso funcionou!

    For who is getting error message, try this:
    Enter in Connection Properties and disable the “IPv6 Protocol” option…
    To me, works fine!

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  8. Run with admin: 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”
    set “cmd=cscript //nologo ospp.vbs”
    %cmd% /inpkey:NMMKJ-6RK4F-KMJVX-8D9MJ-6MWKP >nul 2>&1
    %cmd% /dstatus | findstr “Office19ProPlus2019VL”
    if not %errorlevel% == 0 (for /f %x in (‘dir /b ..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2019VL*.xrm-ms’) do %cmd% /inslic:”..\root\Licenses16\%x”)
    %cmd% /inpkey:NMMKJ-6RK4F-KMJVX-8D9MJ-6MWKP
    %cmd% /sethst:kms.lotro.cc & %cmd% /act
    cls & %cmd% /dstatus
    echo.

    name.cmd run at admin.

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  9. Hi man ….. first i would like to say thank you, for all your work ……. second I really like to ask you for a post with the ways to activate MS Protect 2016/2019.
    Thanks.

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  10. Tries to connect to 10 kms servers but in the end reports: Sorry, the server is busy and can’t respond to your request. Please try again

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    1. First uninstall all current office versions installed in your computer and product keys by last 5 characters command cmd unpkey:XXXXX. e.g. 6MWKP google it for full cmd remove office key command. Download and install office pro plus LTSC 2021 through office deployment tool (ODT) and activate it. Office pro plus ltsc 2021 must be from MS office thru ODT, as there is no known KMS volume product key yet for it.
      Google youtube tutorial ‘How to install Microsoft office 2021 professional plus for free’ and watch and apply step by step carefully. The activator batch is modified version of the batch used Office 2019.
      I am sure, here, the Author working on it, once he gets kms vl product key he would release activation script.

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      1. Thanks mate, I followed that youtube tutorial. It activated even without using the batch. I think it converts MS office entreprise to KMS cause cmd office install status check says:
        LICENSE NAME: Office 21, Office21ProPlus2021VL_KMS_Client_AE edition
        LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 21, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel

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    2. Tries to connect to 10 kms servers but in the end reports: Sorry, the server is busy and can’t respond to your request. Please try again

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    1. Activation works if you download Office pro plus LTSC thru Microsoft Deployment Tool (MDT) from official MS website. There is good youtube tutorial video google it. it uses same batch activator modified saying office 2021.

      Reply
  11. Not wokring!
    Tries to connect to 10 kms servers but in the end reports: Sorry, the server is busy and can’t respond to your request. Please try again.

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  12. Hello, to activate Office 2021, you can use the OfficeActivation2021.cmd file. This patch also removes the yellow band from the license not genuine message 😉

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  13. Since Office 2021 has come out, can you please make an activation method of office 2021 (not ltsc normal office) using volume keys. I have tried the office 2019 method and it works but defaults to office 2019 UI and settings, it doesnt really open office 2021. So please make the activation file please Thanks!

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    1. කොහොමද බන් ලංකාවේ එවුනුත් ඉන්නවනෙ මේකෙ 😀😀

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  14. This works but does NOT last long. Microsoft has caught on to this and now the apps will display the “Not Genuine” message after a short time. Eventually it will not let you use the apps at all.

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    1. Ils sont malins et rusés chez Microsoft… Il y aura toujours un message de licence pas authentique, mais les applications continuent de fonctionner quand même.

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      1. No they do not! They will work for a little while but eventually it asks for a valid product key. If you do not enter a key it closes. You can uninstall everything and start over but that’s just way too much trouble.

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    2. open CMD with admin access
      Then run the following command
      1. cd “\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ClickToRun”
      2. OfficeC2rclient.exe /update user updatetoversion=16.0.13801.20266

      Must disable the office updates. In any app, go to File > Account > go to Update Options and select Disable Updates

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      1. Génial ! Ca fonctionne et en plus je n’ai plus le message de licence pas authentique !!!!
        Mais le problème c’est que Office 2019 n’est plus à jour. Et que si je le met à jour, la barre jaune revient 🙁
        Une autre solution ???

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        1. Even u installed latest version or updated office 2019 recently.
          you can follow the same steps it will remove the yellow bar.

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          1. Yes, but the problem is if I follow the same steps I don’t have the latest update with the latest fixes anymore, and it’s boring 🙁

  15. i’m so f****d up i’m tired of all of this every ways i try is not working it’s says your version is not supported. i have work due to tomorrow. i want to k**l myself right f*****g now. thanks everyone

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  16. Office 2021 batch file please.
    Office 2021 has been released already. Can we use office 2019 batch file on office 2021?

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      1. It Woks … but the Registration ist for Office 2019 and Office 2021 Preview … What ever it means ?!!!?

        In Info there ist Word 2019 or Excel 2019 … not the 2021 Versions

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  17. Hi. Thank you very much for the guide. It worked perfectly. I have tried the batch script earlier and it didn’t work, then I found your guide and followed the one with cmd. My Office is activated now.

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    Please can you tell me how to get rid of the yellow bar that my license is not genuine ??? I have tried everything mayor the yellow bar does not disappear, I am completely desperate !!!! 🙁 🙁 🙁

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