Microsoft Office is a must if you are a student, an entrepreneur, a writer, a presenter, or simply anyone. But they are EXPENSIVE! If you’re a student, or if you live in a country where paying for software isn’t very viable, or simply if you just don’t feel like paying for them, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.
In this blog post, I’ll share with you How To Use Microsoft Office Apps For FREE FOREVER. I’m not talking about the web version of Office 365 that you can use in the browser.
What Are Office Apps?
Microsoft Office is a powerful service that helps you unleash your best ideas, get things done, and stay connected on the go.
Microsoft Office has become a leading platform to drive productivity at home and in the workplace. Whether it’s managing email in Outlook, or building analysis spreadsheets in Excel, Office has made carrying out many computer-based tasks easier for all of us.
From students to business owners, most people are familiar with Microsoft Office. The office suite which Bill Gates first announced more than 30 years ago included Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, or in other words, The Holy Trinity of software known as Microsoft Office.
In the year it was launched, Microsoft was the first to exceed $ 1 billion. In Q2 2020, Microsoft had $ 11 billion in revenue from its productivity department alone, largely due to the popularity of its Office applications. With numbers like these, it’s easy to see how ubiquitous it has become in businesses, schools, and homes around the world.
Here’s how to install and use MS Office Apps for free:
How To Use Microsoft Office Apps For FREE
How to use Microsoft Office apps for FREE on a PC
First, you need to open the command prompt with admin rights, then follow the instruction below step by step. You just copy/paste the commands and do not forget to hit Enter in order to execute them.
Step 1: If you haven’t already installed MS Office, download and install it from this LINK. (Skip if you already have it installed)
Step 2: Open cmd (run as administrator).
Step 3: Enter the following code (one of them will work):
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 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 4: You can convert your retail license to volume one using the following command (both lines at once):
for /f %x in ('dir /b ..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2019VL*.xrm-ms') do cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\%x"
Step 5: Activate your Office by using the KMS client key by entering these keys one by one and pressing enter:
cscript ospp.vbs /inpkey:NMMKJ-6RK4F-KMJVX-8D9MJ-6MWKP
cscript ospp.vbs /unpkey:BTDRB >nul
cscript ospp.vbs /unpkey:KHGM9 >nul
cscript ospp.vbs /unpkey:CPQVG >nul
cscript ospp.vbs /sethst:s8.uk.to
cscript ospp.vbs /setprt:1688
cscript ospp.vbs /act
Press enter after each command you enter.
Step 6: Office is activated, enjoy!
How to use Microsoft Office apps for FREE on a Mac
Step 1: Go to this link: LINK, it will bring you to this GitHub page.
Step 2: Download Official Link – Office 2019… and Microsoft Office…in this gist
Step 3: Install the Official Link – Office 2019 Volume…
Step 4: Do NOT open any Office apps after installing.
Step 5: Install the …Serializer package.
Step 6: Open whichever Office apps you want to use.
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If you get confused at any point, feel free to reach out to me via comments, email or any other social media platform.