A lot of us still prefer using Office 2013 since we are used to it. You can now activate your Microsoft Office 2013 for free as we have shared a list of Working Office 2013 Product Keys. Not only that, we have also included all steps to activate Microsoft Office 2013 using free activation keys.
Microsoft Office 2013 also known with codename Office 2015 was launched by Microsoft in January 2013. The product is a successor of Microsoft Office 2010 and is a predecessor of Microsoft Office 2016. Like Office 2016, Microsoft Office 2013 also supports Office 365 and features with it. The software requires Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 being suitable for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems. Any version higher than Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 is also fine, to operate the Microsoft Office 2013. With all these requirements, the software has a few variants that differ depending upon the features and application requirement. More details about Microsoft Office 2013 are shared below with a list of the product key.
Different versions of Office 2013
The different versions of Microsoft Office 2013 are said as traditional editions and all of which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote. These different editions are because of their features which are useful in different markets. Talking about various editions let us know them one by one first:
- Home & Student
- Home & Business
- Professional Plus
All the editions are supported by Office 365 and also have an Office RT edition especially for Windows RT. Office 2013 need a license to run and can be used over a single computer or a single user. So, to know whether you are using a licensed version of Microsoft Office 2013 then you might want to read the next topic.
How to check Office 2013 activation status?
Like other versions of Office provided by Microsoft, Office 2013 also has the same process to check the activation status. You can check the same for your office by opening the Account option in your File menu of any Office software. That process would give you the activation status easily, yet you can also make use of command prompt to check activation status. To do so follow the below steps:
- Click on Windows key on your keyboard.
- In the search box, type command prompt and right-click on the first result.
- Click on Run as Administrator option.
- In the command prompt, go to root location i.e. C drive by entering the command
cd /. Press Enter key after that.
- Now, enter
cd Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15and press Enter.
- Again, type
cscript ospp.vbs /dstatusand press Enter key.
- The command prompt will show you the activation status just next to the License status.
NOTE: If the command doesn’t work then try using the command
cd Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15 and then press Enter. It would definitely work now and then you can continue with the next step.
Free Office 2013 product key
The list contains product key for various versions of Microsoft Office 2013 and some not all may work for any version. The product key depends completely on which version/edition of Microfost Office 2013 you are using. So, check out which Offcie 2013 product key works for your version.
How to activate Office 2013 Activation key?
Now, to activate Microsoft office 2013 I will guide you with an easy method that is based on GUI and can be done using any of the Microsoft Office 2013 software. So, the steps are as mentioned below:
- Open any of the Microsoft Office 2013 software. For example Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc.
- Now on the left-top corner, you can see the File menu option. Click on that option to see a new list of options.
- In the list, at the bottom, you can see the Account option.
- Click on Account option and now move the Activation Required section on the right side.
- In that section, click on the Change Product key option.
- In the new window, enter the product key and then press on Continue button which might change to Install button when you enter the key.
- Let the product activate.
You can check the activation status following the same above steps till the 4th step. Instead of Activation Required you will be seeing Product Activated statement now.
Also, if you want you can try a new method by using the command prompt. Refer to the above topic of How to check Office 2013 activation status? Now, just follow the first 5 steps from the method and in the 6th step instead of
cscript ospp.vbs /dstatus use
cscript ospp.vbs /act XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXXand the press Enter. Here obviously XX… stands for the product key that you have with you. So, try the above method and let me know if it worked or not. If you get an error message, do let me know what error you get.
Or you may also use the command
cscript ospp.vbs /inpkey:XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX and activate Office 2013.
The same command can be used if you want to change the product key for Microsoft Office 2013. Just enter the new product key and rest all the command remains same, then press Enter key.
The article is simple and describes most of the details about Microsoft Office 2013. Like it was made publicly available on January 2013 and it was launched after Microsoft Office 2010. Also, the method to check the activation status of Office 2013 and activate the office 2013 is explained with a list of product keys. But, I would recommend you to buy an original copy of Microsoft Office 2013 product key instead of using any of the above-mentioned ones. If you have any sort of query or doubt regarding Microsoft Office 2013 then you may comment below and I would help you with it. Also, any sort of suggestions are welcomed that might help others in any way.