As you know, office suites of any generation produced by Microsoft are paid software products, although they can work without mandatory license registration using a basic set of functions and tools. However, the requirement to activate Microsoft Office 2013 or some other release in the form of a reminder will haunt the user. By our standards, the cost of an office suite is quite high, so users are looking for ways to bypass the restrictions imposed on the programs included in such suites.
General information about activating Microsoft office products
In general, if you are wondering how to activate Office 2013 or any other edition, it can be done in several ways. What will it give the end user? First of all, this concerns the full functionality of any and the applications present in the set. In addition, if registration is not completed in time, it is not excluded anda situation in which the currently active application in use does not suddenly close on its own, and the user, without saving the document being edited, does not lose important data. It is clear that no one wants to type the same text in Word or re-enter complex formulas in Excel. But how to activate MS Office 2013 with minimal cost? By and large, two main methods can be offered to the average user, one of which is legal, and the second is not.
Using an activation key (license key) for Office 2013
So, let's start with legal actions that do not violate the intellectual rights of this software product.
When officially purchasing an office suite with an installation distribution package recorded on a disk, the product code or the so-called special key is always indicated on the box. You can activate Office 2013 with it even at the stage of installing the package, when at one of the stages you will be prompted to enter the code in a special field. You can skip this step and activate after installation (nothing to worry about).
When downloading the distribution package from the official Internet resource, after paying for it, the key can be sent to the e-mail address specified during registration, which usually corresponds to the Microsoft account data.
How do I activate Office 2013 on Windows 10 with a Microsoft account when transferring the package to another PC or laptop?
As for the input process itselflicenses in an already installed and functioning set, you can use the special "Wizard", and then specify activation via the Internet.
In this case, you must first switch from the current user account to a Microsoft account. In the same "account", if you, for example, transfer the "Office" to another computer terminal, you need to go to the "Offices" section, and then in the settings information subsection activate the process of the same name by pressing the install button.
After its completion, the registration of the software product will be performed automatically, and re-entering the key will not be required (it will automatically be associated with the existing account).
Can individual apps be activated?
But some users go even further in their questions, because most in their daily work, only text and spreadsheet editors are enough. This is where problems arise that are no longer related to how to activate Office 2013, but to how to remove restrictions only on installed applications. In principle, there is a way out here too. If you do not want or do not have the opportunity to purchase the necessary programs in an official way, there is nothing easier than using the search for the appropriate keys on the Internet. Although Microsoft has consistently stated that all licenses are checked to determine whether they are of official origin orregistration, in fact, this is very far from the truth.
Thus, you can use the keys that are freely available in the same Runet, and use them to activate, say, only Word and Excel.
Activation of the entire office suite using the KMSAuto Net utility
But what if you have installed the full package with additional programs included in it, but you do not have a license, or you cannot buy it for financial reasons? How to activate Office 2013 in this case? In such a situation, semi-legal utilities come to the rescue, if I may say so, allowing you to activate not only any office suite, but also any modification of the operating system itself. Although such programs may be called illegal or infringing intellectual property rights, they are used very often. One such application is the notorious KMSAuto Net activator. You can download it anywhere, because sites with links to download this applet are never blocked, and the notorious "Defender" does not react at all to running the program in a Windows environment.
After starting the portable application in the form of a single EXE file (on behalf of the admin), just press the activation button, select the activation of the "Office" and confirm the operation. In some versions of the activator, you may sometimes be prompted to create a task in the Task Scheduler. You have to agree with this. The task itself is created only for the fact that the repeatedactivation was performed every ten days. The latest versions of this software do not require these steps.
Using the KMSpico App
Now a few words about how to activate Office 2013 using the KMSpico utility.
In essence, it works similarly to the previous one, and the user just needs to choose the activation of the "Office". In general, all KMS programs (as you probably already noticed, their names are identical in initial abbreviations) work according to the same principles, and the user is required to perform the very minimum of actions related to the correct start of the program executable file itself and the choice of the software product for which you want to activate.
Disabling reduced functionality mode for programs
We figured out how to activate Office 2013. Finally, two words about the situation when the user observes in the same "Word" an inscription with a notification about the limited use mode. Many believe that this has to do with "pirated" activation or unregistered versions of "Office". Actually, it is not. This mode simply limits the use of the latest tools of the software package if you are trying to work with documents created or saved in earlier modifications of the office suite.
You can fix this problem quite simply by selecting the conversion item, located a little to the right, in the information section called through the file menu. Also, when saving a document, you can use the choice of an obsolete format, but be sure to uncheck the box for supporting compatibility with previous versions of Word or another editor you use.