Microsoft Office is an essential software suite that includes various applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. The latest version of Office is Office 2021, which offers advanced features and functionalities to enhance productivity. However, to access all the features, you need to activate Office 2021 with a product key, which can be expensive. Fortunately, there are several methods available to activate Office 2021 without a product key. In this article, we will explore these methods in detail.
Understanding Product Activation in Office 2021
Before we delve into the methods to activate Office 2021 without a product key, it is essential to understand the concept of product activation. When you install Office 2021, it prompts you to enter a product key to activate the software. Product activation is a security measure designed to prevent software piracy. When you activate Office 2021 with a product key, Microsoft verifies the key to ensure that it is genuine and not being used on multiple computers. If the product key is valid, Office 2021 activates, and you can access all the features.
Use a CMD Command
You can also activate Office 2021 without a product key using a Command Prompt (CMD) command. To activate Office 2021 using a CMD command, follow these steps:
Step 1: Open CMD Program with Administrator Rights
The first step is to open the Command Prompt (CMD) program with administrator rights. To do this, right-click on the CMD program and select “Run as administrator.”
Step 2: Get into the Office Directory in CMD
cd /d %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16 cd /d %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16
After opening the CMD program with administrator rights, you need to get into the Office directory. If you have installed your Office in the Program Files folder, the Office directory depends on the architecture of your OS. If you are not sure of this issue, run both of the commands below. One of them will not be executed, and an error message will be printed on the screen.
Step 3: Install Office 2021 Volume License
for /f %x in ('dir /b ..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2021VL_KMS*.xrm-ms') do cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\%x"
Before installing the KMS client product key of Office, you must have a volume license. Without a volume license, you cannot install the KMS client product key of Office. Hence, this step is essential.
Step 4: Activate Your Office Using the KMS Key
After completing the above steps, you can activate your Office using the KMS key. Make sure that your device is connected to the internet and then run the following commands.
cscript ospp.vbs /setprt:1688 cscript ospp.vbs /unpkey:6F7TH >nul cscript ospp.vbs /inpkey:FXYTK-NJJ8C-GB6DW-3DYQT-6F7TH cscript ospp.vbs /sethst:e8.us.to cscript ospp.vbs /act
If you encounter the error 0xC004F074, it means that your internet connection is unstable or the server is busy. Please ensure that your device is online and try running the “act” command again until you succeed.
Congratulations! Your Office 2021 volume license has been successfully installed and activated using the KMS key. Now you can enjoy all the features and benefits that Office has to offer.
In conclusion, installing and activating Office 2021 volume license using a KMS key is a simple process that anyone can do. By following the steps outlined above, you can successfully install and activate Office on your device.
Method 2: Use a Batch Script
Another method to activate Office 2021 without a product key is to use a batch script. A batch script is a program that automates repetitive tasks in Windows. To activate Office 2021 using a batch script, follow these steps:
Step 1: Copy the script code below
title Activate Microsoft Office 2021 (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 2021&echo – Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2021&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\ProPlus2021VL_KMS*.xrm-ms’) do cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:”..\root\Licenses16\%%x” >nul)&echo.&echo =====================================================================================&echo Activating your product…&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ckms >nul&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /setprt:1688 >nul&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /unpkey:6F7TH >nul&set i=1&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /inpkey:FXYTK-NJJ8C-GB6DW-3DYQT-6F7TH >nul||goto notsupported
if %i% GTR 10 goto busy
if %i% EQU 1 set KMS=kms7.MSGuides.com
if %i% EQU 2 set KMS=e8.us.to
if %i% EQU 3 set KMS=e9.us.to
if %i% GTR 3 goto ato
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 [email protected] 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
echo =====================================================================================&echo.&echo Sorry, your version is not supported.&echo.&goto halt
echo =====================================================================================&echo.&echo Sorry, the server is busy and can’t respond to your request. Please try again.&echo.
Step 2: Create a new text document on your desktop by right-clicking and selecting New → Text Document.
Step 3: Paste the copied code into the newly created Text Document file, and then select File → Save as.
Step 4: Save the file in .cmd format, such as activator.cmd, and then click Save.
Step 5: Right-click on the activator.cmd file you just saved, and then select Run as Administrator. Double-clicking with the left mouse button won’t activate it successfully.
Step 6: The MS Office 2021 activation process will take a few minutes to complete. Once you see the message “Product activated successfully” as illustrated below, it means that the activation has been successful.
Use a MS Office 2021 Activator
Finally, you can activate Office 2021 using third-party software. These tools emulate a KMS host server and activate Office 2021 without a product key. Some of the most used software include:
- Microsoft Toolkit
It is possible to activate Office 2021 without product key, but it requires a certain level of technical expertise. We have examined different approaches, such as utilizing KMS client keys, codes, and third-party software. However, it is crucial to comprehend the potential hazards associated with each method and make sure that you adhere to Microsoft’s license agreement. By following this guide, you can activate Office 2021 and keep using it without any disruptions.