Change Key and ReActivate Office

Office 2013

  • Close any and all running office applications.
  • Open a Command Prompt window, and navigate to the Office installation folder.
    Most commonly: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15
  • The script that manipulates the key is ospp.vbs
    • Display the current key [last five digits]:
      cscript ospp.vbs /dstatus
    • Remove the key:
      cscript ospp.vbs /unpkey:[last five digits]
    • Install the key:
      cscript ospp.vbs /inpkey:[whole key including dashes]
  • Open an Office application (Word for example) and try the activation process.
  • NOTE You will need to have the appropriate login associated with the office key(s) you are trying to use.
Last modified:: 2016/03/19 16:03