Renew Microsoft Office/Windows KMS license for FREE manually - MS Guides

By default, KMS license is valid for only 180 days and it will be renewed every 7 days as from the date of activation. However, in some cases, this process can be stuck. The following are some reasons for this problem.

  • Your PC is not connected to the internet or the connection is unstable when the license renewal process is called.
  • You are using a third-party firewall so the connection to KMS server is denied.
  • You are using different versions of Office on your PC. Retail and Volume version on the same PC?

Contents

  • Workarounds
  • How to renew KMS license
    • Renew Microsoft Office license
    • Renew Microsoft Windows license

Workarounds

  • Make sure your PC is always connected and your internet connection is stable.
  • If you are using another firewall, please open port 1688.
  • Please do not use Office retail and volume on the same Windows.

How to renew KMS license

Renew Microsoft Office license

Step 1: Open command prompt as administrator.

Step 2: Copy and run the command below. Note: “Office16” is code name of Office 2016. If you are using Office 2013/2010, just replace it with “Office15” and “Office14”.

cscript \”%ProgramFiles%\\Microsoft Office\\Office16\\ospp.vbs\” /act

If you see an error, try this command.

cscript \”%ProgramFiles(x86)%\\Microsoft Office\\Office16\\ospp.vbs\” /actRenew Office trial license

Done!

Renew Microsoft Windows license

Step 1: Open command prompt as administrator.

Step 2: Execute this command.

cscript slmgr.vbs /ato

Your license is renewed successfully!

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