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.

run setup file of office 2019

allow office 2019 installer

This may take a while, please wait.

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.

enter office 2019 product key

accept office 2019 license agreement

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

trial license expires in 7 daysmost features will be disabled

Activating Office 2019 using KMS license key

Method 1: Running commands one by one manually

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: 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.

Step 2: 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.

Step 3: 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--------------------------
---------------------------------------
<Product key installation successful>
---------------------------------------
---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
<Product activation successful>
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
---Exiting-----------------------------

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>

Right now the Office is activated successfully.

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

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

copy code into the text filesave the text file as a batch file with cmd extension

Step 3: Run this batch file with admin rights.

run batch file as admin

allow activation progress

Step 4: Done! You Office has been activated successfully. Please check activation status again.
Note: If your PC can not connect to any KMS servers, please try running the batch file again.

product activation successful

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!


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1,090 thoughts on “Install and activate Office 2019 for FREE legally using Volume license

  1. Troy

    This worked great until recently. It appears both Office 2016 & 2019 are no longer being activated. Used the downloads from your site and the activation scripts.

    MS Office Pro Plus 2019
    Windows 10 (clean installed 1903) & updated prior to installing Office.

    Office 2019 & 2016 both install well but will not activate , even following the instructions.
    It reports the “Product Activated Successfully ” but then opening any of the programs they report they aren’t activated.

    Thanks for your work and hope to find a solution to this.

    Reply
    1. kWong

      Make up your mind want Office 2016 or office 2019. Uninstall the one you don’t want.

      Check activation, if haven’t activate, search for the right KMS Activation method to activate.

      Done

      Enjoy

      Reply
      1. Troy

        Hi Kwong,

        I first installed Office 2016 like I did many times before.
        I then activated it using the script like I have done before.

        This time the, even though the script reported success at activating, when I run word, excel, etc, none of them have actually been activated.

        I uninstalled 2016, then rebooted.
        I repeated the procedure with Office Pro Plus 2019 and it had the same issue.

        Thank you.

        Reply
  2. Spunky

    Hey mate
    I have tried to install and the error I get is “The product-key is for the volume licensed version of Microsoft Office…

    I downloaded Office 2019 from your site and I have used it on other machines but this one won’t work… any ideas?

    Thanks and keep up the good work mate 😉

    Reply
    1. kWong

      Control panel: uninstall all Office program from your PC.

      Restart PC.

      Top Community, click in

      Left hand side: Others, click in.

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

      Download the first link (English Version)

      Installation and Activation method at the end of the post.

      Enjoy

      Reply
      1. Troy

        This worked great until recently. It appears both Office 2016 & 2019 are no longer being activated. Used the downloads from your site and the activation scripts.

        MS Office Pro Plus 2019
        Windows 10 (clean installed 1903) & updated prior to installing Office.

        Office 2019 & 2016 both install well but will not activate , even following the instructions.
        It reports the “Product Activated Successfully ” but then opening any of the programs they report they aren’t activated.

        Thanks for your work and hope to find a solution to this.

        Reply
        1. KWong

          Google: Completely uninstall Office with the uninstall support tool

          Uninstall all office programs manually in your PC.

          Reboot PC.

          Try again.

          Make sure first your windows system is activated before installation of Office program.

          Reply
          1. Spunky

            Thanks mate,

            Before I saw your reply I kept on fiddling and opened up Publisher. It came up with the screens to activate and I went through it again but, the funny thing is that it activated as 2016! When I now open any of the Office suite the boot logo says 2019 but it is the 2016 version inside… very strange!

            Anyhow, it works so I’m not fussed but thank you for your reply. 🙂

  3. Joys

    Hi! Thank you so much!!! It really works!!!
    Know I just have a question… It’s okay if any of the applications of Microsoft can access to the internet? Or it’s better if it’s not connected?

    Reply
    1. kWong

      Upgrade is from Microsoft like retail version. It is legal to use, just connect to internet as normal use.

      Browsing internet need connect to internet.

      Activation will automatic renew to 180 days every seventh day when you online.

      Reply
  4. sofia

    I ran the batch file as admin with internet conection enable, but it didn’t work, it keeps saying: Sorry! Your version is not supported. Please try installing the latest version here: bit.ly/aiomsp. I don´t have other versions of Office installed in my laptop, I brought it a couple days ago and is basicaly almost the same as the first day. What is the problem? sorry for my english, is not my lenguaje. Thanks

    Reply
    1. kWong

      Make sure Windows in your laptop no error or missing driver etc. Ie error found, need to repair before retry activation.

      Reply
        1. kWong

          1、How do I repair Windows without a disk?
          To access it, follow these instructions:
          Boot the computer.
          Press F8 and hold until your system boots into Windows Advanced Boot Options.
          Select Repair Cour Computer.
          Select a keyboard layout.
          Click Next.
          Login as an administrative user.
          Click OK.
          At the System Recovery Options window, select Startup Repair.

          2、Drivers missing or outdate: device manager, any yellow exclamation mark .

          Remove all devices with an exclamation mark and any Other devices from Device Manager by highlighting them and pressing the delete key on the keyboard. Once they have all been removed, reboot the computer and allow Windows to re-detect the devices.

          If after rebooting the computer, the Device Manager remains the same, Windows is not installing the devices because it lacks the proper driver support. You need to download the latest drivers for that device or use the original installation disc that came with the hardware.

          Reply
  5. Vishnu Viswanath

    Hi,

    I tried to activate the office 2019 using the provided script. But it didn’t activate.
    Tried our several time with it. but still no hope.
    Any other fix for this???

    Reply
      1. Vishnu Viswanath

        It is not showing any error. But after the script closes i reboot the system and while checking found that office 2019 was not activated.

        Reply
        1. KWong

          The activation batch file will not automatic close. Follow the above step try again. You can keep try activate until success .

          But don’t have more than a copy of office 2019 install in the same PC.

          Reply
  6. This Worked Thank You

    wow this really worked, I was able to activate office student and it worked! thank you!!!

    Reply
    1. kWong

      Microsoft only approve KMS activation method run ON PC And Laptop. Mac is not Microsoft Product, answer is won’t work.

      Reply
  7. Diwakar Gupta

    Hello Guang, does the batch file code install any KMS related services / scripts on the machine ? If yes, please let me know how to remove them ? I have obtained a licensed version of Office 2019 from one of my friends’ and need to install that. I do not want any remaining scripts / services installed by the code to hinder the activation process for the new install. Please let me know. Thanks.

    Reply
    1. KWong

      Top Search : Uninstall Microsoft product trial license or KMS license completely

      remove your Office KMS Activation first.

      Reboot PC

      Activate with your retail key.

      Done

      Enjoy

      Reply
  8. Ifeanyi

    Please help, it keeps saying “Sorry! Your version is not supported.Please try installing the latest version here: bit.ly/aiomsp” even after running it in administrator mode and with my internet connected, what do i do from here?

    P.S.: I also noticed something a bit funny, i think during the installation of the ms office, it gave this error: “this operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer, Please contact your system administrator”, but it still finished installating and i opened WORD and got to the part of activation, which expires Monday 1 July 2019, before closing the it, might this be linked to the problem?

    Reply
    1. kWong

      Fixing the Registry
      Programs can be kept from running by adding them to a key called DisallowRun in the Windows Registry. To remove these restrictions, follow the following steps.
      Open regedit by clicking your start button and typing regedit and pressing enter.
      Find \HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\ and delete the key called DisallowRun.

      Reply
  9. Abdullah

    Hy Dear,

    Thanks for your hard work. I download the office 2019 from https://msguides.com/microsoft-software-products/download-microsoft-office-windows-os.html and then installed it. After that i copy the cmd file code and save as you instructed while executing the file via run as admin i get this error ” Sorry your version is not supported” Please try to install the latest version here: the link i shared above. I stuck at this step guide me to rectify it.

    Reply
  10. Michael

    I got initially an error “Your version of Office is not supported” but this was my own mistake of not running the batch file as admin.
    Then I did not have internet connection even though windows was indicating so. My fault again.

    After these initial errors, I got through and “activated” the Office.

    Your KMS service works like a charm. Well done.

    Thank you!

    Reply
        1. kWong

          Top click in community, create a question with activation photo support.

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

          Reply
    1. kWong

      Microsoft only give out KMS Host key for servers, and KMS activation key for PC and LAPtop to use for activation only.

      MAC Boss is not Microsoft. There is no way run KMS Activation Method on Mac, Tablet, Mobile etc.

      Reply
  11. macca2004

    IT works initially but then reverts back to unactivated within 24hra

    Same can be said of your windows 10 activator.

    Is there anyway to stop this as otherwise i have to run the activator everyday and if activation ceases whilst i’m working on a document then I cant save it 🙁

    Reply
    1. kWong

      Each time you fail activate, must use the same copy of Windows or Office program to reactivate.

      Or uninstall the old copy of Windows or Office Program before reinstall and try activation. Otherwise, onl;y the unactivate Windows or Office Porgram will pop up for activation.

      Windows 10 or Office 2019, must only have one copy in the same PC, otherwise only the fail activation Version will pop up.

      Reply
  12. Dan

    I ran the batch file as admin…Even after it says Activation was successful, when I check in the app like word, it shows Activation Required.

    Reply
    1. kWong

      I bet you install the Office software more than one time. After the activation success, only the without activation word app will pop up.

      Control panel, uninstall the Office program you don’t need.

      Restart PC

      Done

      Enjoy

      Reply
  13. anna

    Hi I just downloaded the link from your home page of office professional plus 2019 it says it need to be activated by wed so if it isn’t will it stop working and esp opening pptx files ?

    Reply
    1. anna

      As I have exams nearby I do need power point and this is my first time doing the link thing.
      So please help me out .Thank you

      Reply
    1. KWong

      TOP Community click in
      Left hand side click OTHERS
      My Post: Office 2019 Microsoft Official Download link for Windows 10
      download from first link
      Installation and activation method show at the end of the post.

      Enjoy

      Reply
  14. Sam

    please help , im getting this error ;
    Sorry! Your version is not supported.
    Please try installing the latest version here: bit.ly/aiomsp

    Reply
  15. seo naheed

    Dear Sir,
    I have some clients who need good sites so we have found your site which is good but our budget is not high so please give us your site with price
    we need dofollow link
    we will pay you through paypal
    need time for paying 3 to 4 days because only need verification from client

    you can trust on us because we will not cheat you as we receive payment from client we will forward you..

    Waiting….

    Reply
    1. kWong

      tell your clients to come here to use the KMS Activation service.

      Don’t try to link this web address to other web address to make money .

      Reply
  16. Oanh Schlesinger

    I was amazed at how the instructions were easy to follow and worked like a charm on the first attempt. Sharing is caring!

    Reply
  17. Yurnathan

    I would like to do it on mac, there is some way to do it, I have tried it on pc and it is perfect thank you very much ..

    Reply
    1. kWong

      Microsoft only provide method to run KMS Activation method on PC and Laptop.

      Mac, Talblet, Mobile all not working with KMS Activation method.

      If you find way to activate Mac with KMs activation method on the internet, don’t use it, mostly come with Trojan download will h**k in to steal you credit card detail etc on your Mac .

      Reply