Activate Microsoft Office manually via CMD command or change key

Please note: The commands are all to be entered without the inverted commas "".  You can copy all commands and paste them using the right mouse button.

Activate Microsoft Office Key

  • Click on Start at the bottom left
  • In the search field below, enter "cmd". 

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  • If for some reason the search does not work, you can also find "cmd" under "C:\Windows\System32".
  • Now click with the right mouse button on the black cmd window and select the following
    "Run as administrator"

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  • Now we have to navigate to the Microsoft Office folder. Attention: The installation path changes depending on the Office version! Please find the installation path of Office first.

  • To find the installation path: Double-click on the local data carrier

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  • If you have a 64-bit operating system, go to the "Applications" folder; if you have a 32-bit operating system, go to the "Applications (x86)" folder.

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  • Copy the installation path
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  • For 64 bit systems, we enter the following into the CMD window:
    "cd C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16" Enter Press
  • For 32 bit systems, we enter the following into the CMD window:
    "cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16" Enter Press
  • Now enter the following command: "cscript ospp.vbs /act:xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxx".
    Replace the xxxxxx with your key Enter Press

 

Change Microsoft Office Key

  • Click on Start at the bottom left
  • In the search field below, enter "cmd". If for some reason the search does not work,
    then you can also find "cmd" under "C:\Windows\System32".
  • Now click with the right mouse button on the black cmd window and select the following
    "Run as administrator"
  • Now we need to navigate to the Microsoft Office folder

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  • For 64 bit systems, we enter the following into the CMD window:
    "cd C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16" Enter Press

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  • For 32 bit systems, we enter the following into the CMD window:
    "cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16" Enter Press
  • Now enter the following command: "cscript ospp.vbs /inpkey:xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxx".
    Replace the xxxxxx with your key Enter Press

 

Query Microsoft Office Licensing Status

  • With the command: cscript ospp.vbs /dstatus you can query the licensing status and read off the installed keys.
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