Remove and Re-add License Key for Office 2013

Need to change the product key that office 2013 was installed with?

Open a command prompt

And type the following (This is for 32bit office on 64 bit windows)

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

Last 5 characters of installed product key: JHRTJ

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

Uninstalling product key for: Office 15, OfficeO365HomePremR_SubTrial5 edition
<Product key uninstall successful>

Next time you open up a office product it will ask for you a accounts or you can click to enter a CD key.


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  1. fish72 February 4, 2016

    Hi Andrew,
    I’ve installed Microsoft office 2013 professional plus trial (60 days) iso on a freshly formatted computer from a microsoft iso image and didn’t activate it yet.
    When I checked the office installed product key (Via nirsoft Product key viewer),I saw a product key that ends with 27GXM. Each time I open office program (word, excel) – I am asked to activate it.
    I bought an office 2013 pro plus licnese, And entered once I was asked to activate office, And it activated my office copy online.
    When I went to see if product key has changed, In nirsoft program I see the old one that ends with 27GXM.
    I followed your guideline to remove the 27GXM key from office key,But the 27GXM stiils seems to be the activation code in some programs that I check (Nirsoft product key viewer, Advanced token manager 3.5).
    When I run the command prompt Dstatus command, It does show me it is activated with the correct key.

    Any help will be appreciated in understanding why is that.

    Thank you

    • Andrew March 7, 2016

      I have noticed that with Office 365 it some times shows a different key. Or if you activate via account rather then a CD Key.

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