Microsoft Office is the backbone for most of the work done on our laptops or PCs. be it preparing documentation, presentation or managing emails, Office Suite has a different application for each work. Microsoft Office is one the most popular and most used product of Microsoft.
To make things easier for the users, Microsoft has launched the Office Suite with different applications meeting the needs of all. For example, they have a different set of applications in the suite for home use, office use, corporate use, school use, etc.
Downloading and installing Microsft is not very difficult. The main issue comes for the product key. The users who buy or subscribe to the MS Office from the official Microsoft website or any other legal and genuine website, they usually et a product key with the product.
However, the ones who are using a pirated or cracked version of MS Office, often face troubles while installing the suite. Because no product key is there in the cracked version. Even if you somehow manage to install the cracked version, it will not be completely functional. Some features may be missing or you might not have access to all the applications etc.
Also, the craked version is highly vulnerable to online viruses and malware threats. And of course, not to forget that it is illegal. Therefore, it is highly recommended to only buy or subscribe to the software from the official website and not be lured by the free or cracked version.
As I said earlier, downloading and installing Microsoft Office is not the major problem. The issue is with the product key.
In this blog, I am going to list down the steps to activate Microsoft Office 2019, with or without a product key.
How To Activate Microsoft Office 2019 With A Product Key?
Microsoft launched its Office 2019, version which is now available for download. Earlier the application faced some issues in the beta version, but they are resolved now and the 2019 version is working perfectly without any glitches.
If you are thinking of downloading and installing the latest Microsoft Office 2019 version, one system requirement that is absolutely necessary is, your operating system should be Windows 10. This action was probably taken by Microsoft, to force people to use Windows 10, leaving them with no other option, if they wish to use MS Office 2019.
If you are using an older version of MS Office, you will have to uninstall it before installing the 2019 version. However, if you have a subscription of Office 365, the latest version will be automatically upgraded without you having to do anything with it.
You can choose and download any version of Office from this page.
Follow these steps to activate Office 2019 with a KMS product key:
- Click the Windows icon. In the search bar type cmd and click enter. When the command prompt opens, right-click and select “Run as Administrator”.
- Open the location of the Office installed on your PC.
- If it is installed in the ProgramFiles Folder enter any of the below-given paths to find the application. One of them will work and the other will show you an error message.
- “%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16”
- “%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16”.
- Depending on from where you got your Office File, this step will be executed If you got it from Microsoft, you will have to convert the retail license. If you have installed office from Volume ISo, you can skip this step.
- Type this command to convert the license:
for /f %x in (‘dir /b ..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2019VL*.xrm-ms’) do cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:”..\root\Licenses16\%x”
- Before the next step make sure your PC is connected to the Internet.
- 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
- Next, you will see a series of command running. Once that is finished, Office 2019 will be actiivated.
Follow these steps to activate Office 2019 with product key:
- Open office.com/setup
- Log in with your Microsoft account
- In the next pop-up window, enter the 25 digit product key that you got while subscribing or buying the product.
- Enter the country or region, select the language and click “Next”.
- Next, you will be redirected to the services and subscription page.
- Select the product you activated and click “Install”.
Follow these steps to activate Office 2019 without product key:
- Run the Office 2019 setup file that you downloaded.
- A prompt message will appear, asking “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your PC? Click on “Yes”.
- Office installation will begin. This may take some time.
- After the installation is complete, open any office programme.
- When prompted to enter the product key, skip it by clicking on the cross button.
- In the next window, click on “Accept and start”.
You can now use the Office applications, however, this will only be a trial version and will expire in a week’s time.
Another way to activate Office 2019 without product key:
- Copy Click here to copy this code in a new text file.
- Save the file as “1click.cmd”.
- Right-click on the saved file and select “Run as Administrator”.
- After finishing the process, Office 2019 will be activated.
- Open any Office application to check the activation status.
These were the simple methods to activate Microsoft Office with or without a product key.