Microsoft Office is an essential tool for many professionals, students, and businesses. However, activating it can sometimes be a challenge, especially when you don’t have a product key. In this article, we’ll explore various ways to activate Office 2019 without a product key.
Understanding Office 2019 Activation
Activation is an essential step when installing Microsoft Office 2019 on your computer. It is a process that verifies that the software you installed is genuine and has been licensed for use by Microsoft. Without activation, you will not be able to use Office 2019 beyond the initial trial period. In this section, we will provide a comprehensive overview of the activation process and the importance of activation for using Office 2019.
When you install Office 2019, you have a 30-day trial period during which you can use the software without activating it. However, after the trial period expires, you will need to activate the software to continue using it. Activation requires a valid product key that comes with your purchase. The product key is a unique code that identifies your copy of Office 2019 and is used to activate it.
Activation is a crucial step for ensuring the security and authenticity of your Office 2019 software. It ensures that the software you are using is genuine and not a pirated or counterfeit version. It also helps Microsoft to prevent software piracy, which can result in significant financial losses for the company.
In summary, understanding the activation process for Office 2019 is essential for ensuring that you can use the software effectively and without interruptions. Activating your copy of Office 2019 with a valid product key ensures that you have access to all the features and updates that the software offers, while also helping to protect you from security threats associated with pirated or counterfeit software.
Method 1: Use KMS client key
One way to activate Office 2019 without a product key is to use a KMS (Key Management Service) client key. These keys are publicly available and allow you to activate Office 2019 on a local network without the need for a product key. However, this method is only suitable for businesses that have an active KMS host server.
Step 1: Open Command Prompt in Administrator Mode
To begin, you’ll need to open Command Prompt with administrator rights. Simply search for “Command Prompt” in your Windows search bar, right-click on it, and select “Run as administrator“.
Step 2: Open the Location of Office Installed on Your PC
cd /d %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16 cd /d %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16
Once Command Prompt is open, you’ll need to navigate to the location where your Office is installed on your PC. If you installed Office in the ProgramFiles folder, the path will be “%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16” or “%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16” depending on the architecture of your Windows OS. If you’re not sure, simply run both commands and one of them will execute successfully while the other will show an error message.
Step 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 you obtained your Office from Microsoft, this step is required. However, if you installed Office from a Volume ISO file, you can skip this step.
Step 4: Activate Your Office Using KMS Client Key
Make sure your PC is connected to the internet, and then run the following command in Command Prompt:
cscript ospp.vbs /setprt:1688 cscript ospp.vbs /unpkey:6MWKP >nul cscript ospp.vbs /inpkey:NMMKJ-6RK4F-KMJVX-8D9MJ-6MWKP cscript ospp.vbs /sethst:e8.us.to cscript ospp.vbs /act
If you receive the error code “0xC004F074”, it means that your internet connection is unstable or the server is busy. Ensure your device is online and try the command “act” again until you successfully activate your Office.
That’s it! Once you receive the message “Office activated successfully” in Command Prompt, your Microsoft Office software is ready to use on your PC. By following these simple steps, you can ensure that your Office is properly activated and avoid any potential issues down the road.
Method 2: Use code
Another method to activate Office 2019 is by using code. This method involves copying and pasting a script into a command prompt window, which triggers the activation process. This method is suitable for individuals who don’t have access to a KMS host server.
Step 1: Right-click on your desktop and select “New” and then “Text Document” to create a new text document.
Step 2: Copy the following code into a new text document.
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
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 3: Save the text file as a batch file with .cmd extension. (Eg. activator.cmd).
Step 4: Right-click on the activator.cmd file you just saved, and then select Run as Administrator.
Step 5: The MS Office 2019 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.
Method 3: Use third-party software
Finally, you can activate Office 2019 using third-party software. These tools emulate a KMS host server and activate Office 2019 without a product key. Some of the most used software include:
- Microsoft Toolkit
1. Can I activate Office 2019 without an internet connection?
Yes, you can activate Office 2019 without an internet connection using a KMS host server or code.
2. Is it legal to use third-party software to activate Office 2019?
No, it’s not legal to use third-party software to activate Office 2019. It’s a violation of Microsoft’s license agreement.
3. What happens if I don’t activate Office 2019?
If you don’t activate Office 2019, it becomes unusable after the trial period expires.
4. Can I transfer my Office 2019 license to another computer?
Yes, you can transfer your Office 2019 license to another computer, but you must deactivate it on the previous computer first.
5. What should I do if I lost my Office 2019 product key?
If you lost your Office 2019 product key, you can try to recover it from your Microsoft account or contact Microsoft support for assistance.
Activating Office 2019 without a product key is possible, but it requires some technical know-how. We’ve explored various methods, including using KMS client keys, code, and third-party software. However, it’s essential to understand the risks involved with each method and to ensure that you comply with Microsoft’s license agreement. With this guide, you can activate Office 2019 and continue to use it without any interruptions.