Changing the Product Key on Office 2013

Recently, after setting up a number of new machines with Office 2013, I discovered one had the wrong product key and needed to be changed. The easiest and quickest way I found to change it was from the command line.

Open up a Command Prompt (Press the Windows Button and type CMD or navigate to All Programs -> Accessories -> Command Prompt).  Then you just need to use the command below that matches your OS.


For 32 bit Windows:

[geshi lang=”winbatch” nums=”0″ target=”_self” ]

cscript “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\OSPP.VBS” /inpkey:yourproductkeyhere


For 64 bit Windows (assuming you are using 32 bit Office):

[geshi lang=”winbatch” nums=”0″ target=”_self” ]

cscript “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15\OSPP.VBS” /inpkey:yourproductkeyhere


Obviously, you need to replace yourproductkeyhere with your actual Office product key.


Note:  If you are installing a 64 bit version of Office on 64 bit Windows, the command for 32 bit Windows should be used (or just delete the (x86) part since it won’t be installing to the C:\Program Files (x86)\ directory).


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