How to Activate Microsoft Office 365 Permanently – Best Ways In 2023

An easy way to activate Microsoft Office 365 permanently and for free

Among all the versions of Microsoft Office released on the market, the most superior from Microsoft is Microsoft Office 365. This attitude is understandable because Microsoft Office 365 has a very different sales scheme and is much more profitable.

To use Microsoft Office 365, there is a subscription fee that you must pay for as long as you continue to use the software, unlike other Microsoft Office packages, such as Microsoft Office 2019, which you can have forever with a single payment.

Microsoft Office 365 is specially designed to prioritize collaborative aspects so that its presence can be more integrated with the work environment. The Microsoft Office 365 suite includes Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft OneNote, and several additional applications such as SharePoint and Microsoft Teams.

How to activate Microsoft Office 365

After installing Microsoft Office 365, you must activate it. This tutorial is about how to activate Microsoft Office 365, which can be done easily and for free. Here are the steps:

1. First close your Office application (be it Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or others). Next, press the Start Menu button then type antivirus, then click Virus & threat protection.

2. Then click Manage Settings.

3. Next, you need to disable antivirus or security on your Windows. just toggle the On button and turns it off.

4. If a notification like this appears, just click yes.


5. Here we have deactivated the antivirus and security.

6. Next, you need to download the activation tool via the following link:

7. Then extract the file right click > select Extract to…

8. Then run the KMSAuto++ tool.

9. Then you select KMSAuto++.

10. Next click Activate Office.

11. And immediately click Are you sure?

12. If you get a warning like this, just select yes.

13. Then wait for the activation process until a green text appears: Activation successful. Your Office has been successfully activated and is ready to use.

14. When you look at the File > Account menu, some of you might be wondering why Office 365 became Office 2019?

It should be emphasized that here we are activating by converting the license to an Office 2019 license. Because Office 365 is actually the same as Office 2019, most of the basic features are also the same and there are only minor differences between the two.

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The most basic differences are:

The first one is of course about the license, Office 365 license can be used on many devices at the same time while Office 2019 license can only be used on 1 PC. Then, in Office 365, you’ll get 1TB of free OneDrive storage.

That’s the only big difference, other than that all the features are the same and won’t interfere with your productivity using Microsoft Office.


That is a tutorial on how to activate Microsoft Office 365 easily and for free. Hopefully, the above tutorial is helpful and easy to understand!

KMS activation via Powershell or CMD

Follow these steps to enable Office 365 via Powershell or CMD using KMS Volume Licensing:

1. Open Command Prompt (CMD) as administrator. To do this, press the Windows key, type CMD, right-click on the Command Prompt app, and click on “Run as administrator”.

2. Copy and paste the following command in the console.
Press Enter to run each command line.

cd /d %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16
cd /d %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16

This command enters the Office directory in CMD, which will depend on your operating system architecture (32 or 64-bit). To avoid complications, run both commands. One will show an error, but the other will run fine.

3. Run this command to install the Office 365 volume license.

for /f %x in ('dir /b ..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2021VL_KMS*.xrm-ms') do cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\%x"

4. Now, activate Office 365 with the KMS key by running these last commands.
You have to be connected to the Internet for it to work.

cscript ospp.vbs /inpkey:XQNVK-8JYDB-WJ9W3-YJ8YR-WFG99
cscript ospp.vbs /unpkey:BTDRB >nul
cscript ospp.vbs /unpkey:KHGM9 >nul
cscript ospp.vbs /unpkey:CPQVG >nul
cscript ospp.vbs /
cscript ospp.vbs /setprt:1688
cscript ospp.vbs /act

If you get error 0xC004F074, repeat the steps from the CMD commands. This error is displayed when there are communication problems with the server or with your Internet connection.

Also, note that the Office 365 KMS license is valid for 180 days. However, it renews automatically, so you will have the software activated for life. If the software is disabled, you will have to re-enter CMD commands.

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