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@FireWolf3 years ago

09/18
14:59
OS X

Microsoft Office 2019 for Mac (16.17.0) with VL License Utility V2.0+

Microsoft released a new version (16.17.x) of Office 2019 for Mac.

You are still required to have a Office 365 subscription in order to enable full features.

However, you can download my VL patch to avoid the requirement of Office 365 subscription.

Update 9 @ 2018.09.26

Support Office 2019 for Mac now.

Update 8 @ 2016.09.13 15.26.0 released

This is a stable release.

Update 7 @ 2016.07.03 Insider Fast Channel Update – Office for Mac 15.25.0 (64bit)

Microsoft released a new 64bit version of Office for Mac to Office Insiders. Note that this is not an official stable version.

Update 6 @ 2016.04.07 Alternative MSO Download Site

In addition to download the latest release of Microsoft Office for Mac on this post, Farrukh recommended a very nice website where you can download Microsoft Office for Mac, including all legacy versions and Microsoft AutoUpdate.app (MAU).

Update 5 @ 2016.01.06 Excel Installation Issues

Some of you may experience Excel installation/crash issues, please have a look at Sophia‘s comment at here.

Update 4 @ 2015.12.12 New Office Updates

As Microsoft released a new version of Office for Mac, you can use either the integrated Microsoft AutoUpdate.app or the following direct links from Microsoft to get this update.

In addition, for those who want to get the auto update feature back, please download and install the latest AutoUpdate 3.3.0 (as shown below).

Update 3 @ 2015.12.01 IMPORTANT NOTICE

As some people reported that the file cannot be unzipped or cannot be downloaded properly, I have added a MEGA mirror.

I am currently working on a new version to improve the user experience and add some new functions. Thanks for following. : )

Also FYI, you can feel free to update to the latest version of Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac. The activation will still be working.

Update 2 @ 2015.09.19 IMPORTANT NOTICE

For those who have previously installed Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac 15.13.x and “activated” it via creating a certificate and patching the MicrosoftSetupUI.framework, please COMPLETELY REMOVE your previous Microsoft Office.

You have to delete every Microsoft Office component installed in /Applications folder BEFORE installing the new version and applying the VL activation. (Delete Microsoft Word.app, Microsoft Excel.app, Microsoft Powerpoint.app, Microsoft Outlook.app, etc.)

 


>> Microsoft Office 2019 for Mac 16.17.0 (64bit)

Microsoft Office Full Suite 16.17.0:

https://officecdn.microsoft.com/pr/C1297A47-86C4-4C1F-97FA-950631F94777/OfficeMac/Microsoft_Office_16.17.18090901_Installer.pkg

Microsoft Office Word 16.17.0:

https://officecdn.microsoft.com/pr/C1297A47-86C4-4C1F-97FA-950631F94777/OfficeMac/Microsoft_Word_16.17.18090901_Updater.pkg

Microsoft Office Excel 16.17.0:

https://officecdn.microsoft.com/pr/C1297A47-86C4-4C1F-97FA-950631F94777/OfficeMac/Microsoft_Excel_16.17.18090901_Updater.pkg

Microsoft Office PowerPoint 16.17.0:

https://officecdn.microsoft.com/pr/C1297A47-86C4-4C1F-97FA-950631F94777/OfficeMac/Microsoft_PowerPoint_16.17.18090901_Updater.pkg

Microsoft Office Outlook 16.17.0:

https://officecdn.microsoft.com/pr/C1297A47-86C4-4C1F-97FA-950631F94777/OfficeMac/Microsoft_Outlook_16.17.18090901_Updater.pkg

Microsoft Office OneNote 16.17.0:

https://officecdn.microsoft.com/pr/C1297A47-86C4-4C1F-97FA-950631F94777/OfficeMac/Microsoft_OneNote_16.17.18090901_Updater.pkg


>> Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac VL Utility V2.0

Download and mount the disk image file. Double-Click the FWMSO2016VL.app.

OK, finally I completely rewrote the utility. Problem fixed.

This new Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac VL Utility V2.0 has been tested against Office 15.13.1 and 15.14.0 under OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 and OS X El Capitan GM.

Downloads:

FWMSO2016VLU2.0.dmg

FWMSO2019VLU2.0+ (2053 downloads) (Thanks to Joss’s contribution, working on Office 2019 for Mac (16.17.x+))

This app is created three years ago and is not signed by a developer certificate, so you will receive a prompt saying that the application is corrupted and should be moved to the trash bin nowadays.

Please navigate to FWMSO2019VL.app/Contents/MacOS/ in your Finder, open the terminal, drag the FWMSO2019VL binary to the terminal window and press the “Enter” key.

The lock icon no longer indicates the current activation status correctly, so you need to click the lock/unlock icon and follow the prompt to activate your copy.

Once you activate your copy successfully, you no longer need this utility unless you reinstall your system.

MEGA MIRROR

How to use:

Extremely simple. Click the Lock icon to activate your Office 2016 for Mac with VL license.

For your convenience, this new utility will display your currently installed Office version and VL license status.

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Microsoft Office 2019 for Mac (16.17.0) with VL License Utility V2.0+

  1. N
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    您好,一直关注您的VL Utility,刚刚下载试用了一下,能够激活,但是出现一个问题,打开一个文件5分钟左右会崩溃,提示错误报告,然后重新打开文件会发现激活失效,提示需要激活才能使用功能,不知道是Office问题还是激活的问题.Office版本为最新版本,官网直链下载的,特此报告,感谢您的付出!

    Reply
    1. UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

      To all the guys that are having problem downloading the Office Volume Patcher. Open your terminal, and hit the command below.. you will have to do it a few a times until the file downloads completely. the server somehow is resetting the connection every amount of seconds or something.. when the curl stops, u will see the remaining bytes.. so.. just hit it up again.. until the file download completes.. . in curl the -C is for RESUME TRANSFER 😉

      curl -C – -o FWMSO2016VLU2.0.dmg_.zip ‘http://www.firewolf.science/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/FWMSO2016VLU2.0.dmg_.zip’

      Reply
  2. TheDada
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hi,
    This utility works perfectly. Install your Office Apps, run VL Utility V2, open your apps, done. Tested against Word, Excel and Powerpoint 15.14.0 (Yosemite).
    Thank you for the awesome work. Keep it up!

    Reply
    1. FireWolf Write
      UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

      If you have used the so-called “Office 15.13.1 crack” patch with a .PKG extension, I suggest you reinstall your computer. Else if you have applied the binary patch before, you have to do a clean install of MS2016.

      Reply
  3. Spellgordon
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hello, first of all thank you for your work!
    After patching I’m not able to login into my one drive free account, the login option is not responding, is this because of the patch? how can I solve it?
    Thank you in advance

    Reply
    1. FireWolf Write
      UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

      Hi Spellgordon,

      I don’t think this is related to the patch cuz I just tried to login in my account and nothing wrong there.
      If you have previously applied any binary patch, tried to remove them or do a clean install of Microsoft Office.

      Cheers,
      FireWolf

      Reply
      1. jason
        UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

        Thank you, so to have last version at this moment i can download those 5 pkg and no other iso or stuff right? Or there are other pkg for other office suite program?

        Reply
        1. FireWolf Write
          UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

          Hi Jason,

          You can just download these separate installer.
          For instance, if you want to install Word, just download the Word pkg installer.
          If you do not want to install Outlook, simply do NOT download the Outlook installer.

          Cheers,
          FireWolf

          Reply
        1. Ash
          UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

          HI Bro,

          I used your Patch for Outlook 15.17, it works fine but It gets deactvated every next day. when date changes it need reactivation using patch. Any permanent solution please?

          Thanks

          Ash

          Reply
          1. FireWolf Write
            UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

            Hi Ash,

            That’s really weird. I don’t have such issue like this. Have you ever uninstalled Office 2016 before or used any other binary patch to skip the activation or installed Office 2011 before?

            If so, please follow the uninstallation guide provided by Microsoft, try to completely remove your Office 2016, and reinstall and activate it.

            If you have Office 2011 installed on your computer, unfortunately Office 2011 will currently break the activation by my utility.

            Cheers,
            FireWolf

        2. Hakkam20
          UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

          “FireWolf Write
          October 2, 2015 13:40Firefox 40Firefox 40Mac OS X 10.11Mac OS X 10.11
          Hi Aznot,

          Try to force to “reactivate” it using my utility.

          Cheers,
          FireWolf”

          How to do this? force reactivate?

          Reply
  4. jason
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hey bro, can you say me if using your last tool to activate office then it will be possible to update automatically or manually without re-activate again with tool?

    Thanks

    Reply
      1. Banzai
        UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

        Hi FireWolf,

        Thanks for your reply:-)

        I actually did install other version before, but I don’t know if I uninstalled them correctly. I follow some instructions online, it claimed that the office will be completely uninstalled if I follow it step by step.

        May you please sugest your way to uninstall office 2016? I would like to try again.

        Thanks

        Reply
  5. MJ
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hi,

    I get a message on Excel (15.14.0) saying I need to activate the product. It will not allow me to save files at the moment. I have tried repeatedly your key but it does not change anything. I have also Excel 14.5.5 installed with the other Office of that release. I also have Word, Outlook and Powerpoint 15.11.2 installed.

    I am running Yosemite 10.10.5

    Can you help?

    Reply
    1. FireWolf Write
      UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

      Hi MJ,

      Well that’s weird. Oh, I see you have Excel 14.5.5 installed which is a part of Microsoft Office 2011.

      Do you have any other Office 2011 components installed on your computer? Because when I was writing this VL utility, I didn’t consider that someone may have previous Office VL products installed on their computers.

      Are Word 15.11.2, Outlook 15.11.2, Powerpoint 15.11.2 activated by my utility? If not, are they activated by other patches (for instance MicrosoftSetupUI.framework patch) ?

      In addition, could you please post a screen capture including the VL Utility window and Excel 15.14.0 window?

      Thanks and Cheers,
      FireWolf

      Reply
  6. duan
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    你好,我安装完15.14后,更新2.0,提示激活成功,然后把激活程序退出,我转了Word,excel,powerpoint。3个激活成功了,当偶尔excel崩溃,提示未激活成功

    Reply
  7. Banzai.ed
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hi Firewolf, I just have a stupid question, can I actually sign in to a microsoft account with my office? do I get trouble like killing the activation that I applied?

    Thanks.

    Reply
  8. Banzai
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hi Firewolf, I don’t know why my post was gone, looks like not successful post.
    Anyway, my question is, can I really login to microsoft account?

    Thanks.

    Reply
  9. zz
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hi, is there any way that I can actually remove the VL Licence or deactivate it?? The whole activation thing is causing my office suite to crash every time I try to run the program

    Reply
    1. FireWolf Write
      UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

      My utility does not provide deactivation function.

      And I can make sure that my VL utility will not cause the crash.

      Try to do a clean OS X install and do not use any other MSO patch, especially that .pkg patch and creating a custom certificate method.

      Reply
  10. Joan
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hi all,

    Yesterday, I instaled Microsoft Office 2016 15.14.0 in my iMac El Capitan. With this patch, I will have Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac licensed and free? I run the patch but I don’t know if my version continue being an evaluation version.

    Thank you and sorry about my english 🙂

    Joan

    Reply
  11. Joan
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hi all, I don’t know why my post was gone…

    Yesterday I installed Microsoft Office 2016 in my Mac with OS X El Capitan.

    I used your patch and all programs run correctly, but my question is, ¿are all programs licensed or I must license them for use later 60 days of evaluation?

    Thank you,

    Reply
      1. Melissa
        UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

        Hi,

        I updated office 2016 yesterday with OSX El Capitan and now nothing is activated. However, with the program you created it says that everything is activated.

        Thank you

        Reply
          1. Nasir
            Safari 11Safari 11Mac OS X 10.12.6Mac OS X 10.12.6

            I was having the same problem, but I off my wifi and 4/5 time do activation(click on lock icon it will ask for your password) its work fine for me . by the today is my first time using Mac some more install software .
            thanks man for your hard work !! sorry for my poor English

  12. mm1
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hi there!
    I saw it’s not possible to use your activation app on OSX lower than 10.10. I’m stuck at 10.9.5 as my Air is quite old so i don’t want to update to El Capitan. Is there a way to make that app useable?

    Thanks a lot.

    Mm1

    Reply
    1. FireWolf Write
      UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

      Hi mm1,

      Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac is not available under OS X Mavericks. So why would you want to make the app useable under 10.9.5?

      FYI, this utility is written in Swift. I will check whether it can be run under Mavericks.

      Cheers,
      FireWolf

      Reply
  13. Flanker
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Excited!
    Don’t use the browser to download!!!! 1.5M is incorrect!U need 9M files.
    Chinese user pls use Thunder to download!
    5/11 2015 Version 15.15 still worked

    Reply
  14. Gerry
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hi. I uninstalled previous versions of Microsoft Office and installed Version 15.14 as linked above. Patch Worked perfectly, except for windows. Followed tutorial on how to uninstall Office completely, yet after reinstalling, and running the patch, it doesn’t work on any application no more. Is there anyway I could uninstall this patch as well then reinstall it? It’s automatically initially unlocked each time though office apps still ask me to login. Thanks!

    Reply
      1. Gerry
        UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

        Hello again. Thank you for your propt reply. I once again untistalled all microsoft applications in the applications folder, so as with the files in the hidden folders in /Library/Containers and /Library/Groupcontainers . This time, I installed 15.15, and restarted my machine. However, upon running your tool once again, after a fresh install and reboot, it still starts off as already unlocked.

        When I click the icon I am greeted with “Your current copy of Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac has already been activated with VL license. Do you still want to reactivate again?” I click contiune, but upon running a Microsoft office app, it still asks me to sign in to activate.

        Hoping to hear from you soon! Kudos to your tool!

        Reply
        1. Sophia
          UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

          HI GERRY

          THIS MESSAGE IS ALSO FOR ANYBODY ELSE WHO ARE EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH THE OFFICE 2016 PACKAGE INSTALLATION PROCESS AS IT CRASHES AND WILL NOT INSTALL CORRECTLY IT`S VERY FRUSTRATING AS IT BLOODY! KEEPS ASKING US TO PLEASE ACTIVATE MS OFFICE THIS IS DUE TO THE FACT THAT MICROSOFT BUGGERED UP THE VL LICENSING SO EVEN THOSE WHO HAVE PURCHASED THE DOWNLOAD VERSION FOR MAC USERS ARE UNABLE TO ACTIVATE IT

          SO IN A NUT SHELL IF YOU HAVE DOWNLOADED ANY VERSION OF THIS OFFICE 2016 FROM A TORRENT SIGHT STATING THAT IT`S FULLY ACTIVATED IS A LOAD OF BS BECAUSE IT NEEDS A PATCH ETC… FOR IT TO BE ACTIVATED IN THE FIRST PLACE

          THAT`S WHY THIS GENIUS CREATED THIS UNLOCK PATCH AND INCLUDED THE VL LICENCE (FIREWOLF YOU ARE A GOD SEND) XXXXXXXXXX TO YOU

          FIRSTLY: YOU NEED TO USE APP CLEANER TO COMPLETELY UNINSTALL THE WHOLE OFFICE PACKAGE OF MAC 2016 WHATEVER VERSION THIS WILL COMPLETELY REMOVE INCLUDING HIDDEN FILES THEN RUN C CLEANER TO CLEAN YOUR CACHE ETC…
          IF YOU DON’T DO THIS THEN OTHER PROGRAMS WILL INTERFERE WITH THE INSTALLATION SUCH AS OLD OFFICE APPS
          ALSO MAKE SURE YOU DON’T HAVE OLD OFFICE 2011 VERSION INSTALLED THAT ALSO WILL INTERFERE WITH THE NEW OFFICE 2016 PACKAGE IT WILL REVERT BACK TO ASKING YOU TO ACTIVATE IT…. YES IT`S TRUE COS I`VE TRIED IT THRU TRIAL & ERROR

          SECONDLY; NOW PROCEED TO INSTALL OFFICE 2016 PACKAGE AGAIN OBVIOUSLY ONE AT A TIME BUT USE THE VL FIRST TO INSTALL THE LICENCE THEN PROCEED TO INSTALL AN OFFICE APP AFTER INSTALLATION CLOSE OFFICE DO NOT LET IT OPEN, OPEN THE PATCH TO OBSERVE THE PAD LOCK TO SEE WHETHER IT HAS BEEN UNLOCKED OK LOVELY THEN OPEN eg: WORD GET STARTED GO TO HELP CHECK FOR UPDATES AND IT WILL UPDATE FROM 15.17.0 TO 15.17.1

          AND IT WILL WORK WHETHER YOU YOUR WIFI IS ON OR NOT

          IF ANYONE IS HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THIS INSTALL PACKAGE THEN PLEASE GO TO MICROSOFT WEBSITE… https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3119518

          ALL OF THE MS OFFICE 2016 V15.17.0 ARE ON THERE SITE
          TO INSTALL THE OFFICE PACKAGE UPDATERS FOR WHICH EVER ONES THAT YOU REQUIRE TO USE THEN DOWNLOAD THIS VL LICENCE AND THIS PATCH

          THERE YOU GO JOB DONE!
          THANKS

          Reply
          1. Jeff
            UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

            Thank you very much. This was very helpful. Now, I can take me time and evaluate the software in real life before deciding if I want to pay for the upgrade.

        1. John
          UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

          Hello, I did almost all the same work as Gerry — delete all apps in app folder and delete files in Library/Containers as we as Library/GroupContainers. The utility did actually show activated but every Office app still needs to be logged in. I noticed that you said Gerry needs to delete more ‘hidden files’ and what do you mean actually? What files shall we delete apart from those he mentioned? FYI, my office version is 15.14.0 and Mac is Yosemite 10.10.1 with a Chinese system. Wait for your reply and thank you!

          Reply
          1. John
            UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

            Good news! I uninstalled the Office once again and it works except for the OneNote ( I downloaded Excel, Word, PPT and OneNote). What’s your comment on this 3/4 success?

  15. Rose
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hello.

    I am currently downloading the application on both safari and chrome and they are not downloading properly. Is there any other way that I can get those two?

    Thanks for replying as soon as possible!

    Reply
  16. doctorwannabe
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    really appreciate it Firewolf, all office works fine with my El Capitan.

    I got one question though, I somehow click the unlock button twice from your VL. So far I got no problem, but will it cause problem with my general function later on?

    Cheers and keep up the good work

    Reply
  17. Manu
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Does this patch remove the Microsoft AutoUpdate feature? I can’t seem to find the Update option in the Help Menu to check if new versions have been released? It’s a great feature, but I would like to reactivate it to check if new versions have been released. Thanks!

    Reply
    1. FireWolf Write
      UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

      Hi Manu,

      No, it doesn’t.

      It is because Microsoft does not include the Microsoft Updater.app in the individual *.pkg updater.

      I will add this feature in the next version.

      Cheers,
      FireWolf

      Reply
  18. Ursher
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hi there! First, thanks so much! Second, it’s not working for me. When I uninstalled all 2016 apps and reinstalled them, ran the patch…your app said they were activated, but MS said that I needed to activate and won’t let me open any of the applications at all. Any ideas? I feel like your instructions are clear, but I don’t know what I’m missing. Thanks a ton!!

    Reply
    1. FireWolf Write
      UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

      Hi Ursher,

      So first close any Office applications and then try to click the “unlock” icon and there will be a popup saying that do you still want to reactivate again.

      Click continue, relaunch Office, and check whether they are activated.

      The reason may be that you have not uninstalled Office 2016 completely.

      Let me know if you have any other questions.

      Cheers,
      FireWolf

      Reply
  19. AndrewC
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    hello,

    I could download the FWMSO2016VLU2.0.dmg, mounted, but when I try ro open the app, I can’t.

    “The application “FWMSO2016VL” can’t be opened.”

    OSX 10.10.5. – What to do?

    thanks!

    Reply
  20. Yamaha
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hi Ive successfully downloaded and unzipped your VL Utility 2.0 patch to activate my microsoft office 2016 but when i click to open a message appears “The application “FWMSO2016VL”can’t be opened.”

    Reply
  21. Massimo
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hello , I have problem with the license , here my info and procedure made:

    1) I ‘m running OS X El Capitan
    2) I had installed Microsoft Office 2011
    3) Disistalled and removed everything from mac of microsoft office
    4) Downloaded excel – word – power point from the above links
    5) Downloaded LV license
    6) installed the applications

    But when I check the key , I see near the ecell , power point , word the green color, but CURRENT LV LICENSE STASTUS: N/A

    in fact microsoft ask me to buy the license when i open one packet

    What shall I do?

    Reply
    1. FireWolf Write
      UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

      Hi Massimo,

      Sorry, what do you mean by “downloaded VL license”?

      If you want to activate your Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac, you just open my utility and click the “Lock” icon and follow the prompt.

      Cheers,
      FireWolf

      Reply
      1. Massimo
        UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

        Hello Firewolf

        I mean that I have downoladed your file from megamirror , opened it and clicked on the blue key , but the license doesen’t work…

        Is there any ther operation to be made ? something with prompt? I can’t see in this guide

        Thanks
        Massimo

        Reply
  22. Massimo
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hello Firewolf

    I mean that I have downoladed your file from megamirror , opened it and clicked on the blue key , but the license doesen’t work…

    Is there any ther operation to be made ? something with prompt? I can’t see in this guide

    Thanks
    Massimo

    Reply
  23. Dave
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hello Firework.

    I downloaded attached the file “FWMSO2016VLU2.0.dmg” on your blog.
    I clicked to execute the key icon of the file.
    But, the message popped up like this “FWMSO2016VL can’t be opened because uncertain developer distributed.”
    What should I do to solve this problem?

    Reply
  24. Unmoved Mover
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    GOD FKN DAAAMN
    – thank you so much Firewolf for this !!!!!!! 😀 😀 😀
    I’ve been trying to find a way to activate stupid word since last week

    hope karma treats you amazing these holidays

    Cheers

    Reply
  25. Massimo
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hello FireWolf

    I still have the problems about the activation , under here my request:

    I have problem with the license , here my info and procedure made:

    1) I ‘m running OS X El Capitan
    2) I had installed Microsoft Office 2011
    3) Disistalled and removed everything from mac of microsoft office
    4) Downloaded excel – word – power point from the above links
    5) Downloaded and opened your utility and clicked the “Lock” icon
    6) installed the applications

    But when I check the key , I see near the excell , power point , word the green color, but CURRENT LV LICENSE STASTUS: N/A

    in fact microsoft ask me to buy the license when i open one packet

    What shall I do?

    Reply
    1. FireWolf Write
      UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

      Hi Massimo,

      It is probably because you have not removed the previous version of Microsoft Office, i.e. Microsoft Office 2011, completely.

      I suggest you follow the instructions provided by Microsoft to completely remove both Microsoft Office 2011 and 2016 from your computer.

      Then try to reinstall Office 2016 and activate it via my utility.

      Cheers,
      FireWolf

      Reply
  26. Fei
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    I used a script downloaded somewhere on the internet to activate 15.11 version of Office 2016 and that worked perfectly, after I updated the version to 15.17 I used your app to activate it, it worked but after a reboot I have to use it again everytime. I’m running Office 15.17 on OS X 10.10 with version 3.3 of AutoUpdate. What do you think caused the problem, how can i solve it? Thank you!

    Reply
      1. Fei
        UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

        Hi FireWolf,
        If the script I used before will affect my activation of the new version, here’s the link to the script I used.
        http://bbs.pcbeta.com/viewthread-1613059-1-1.html

        For your convenience here’s the content of the script:
        #!/bin/bash

        echo “Patching Microsoft Office Outlook…”
        sudo perl -i.bak -pe ‘s|x00x0FxA3xCAx72x02x31xC0|x00x0FxA3xCAx72x02x90x90|’ /Applications/Microsoft Outlook.app/Contents/Frameworks/MicrosoftSetupUI.framework/Versions/Current/MicrosoftSetupUI
        sudo codesign -f -s – /Applications/Microsoft Outlook.app/Contents/Frameworks/MicrosoftSetupUI.framework

        echo “Patching Microsoft Office Word…”
        sudo perl -i.bak -pe ‘s|x00x0FxA3xCAx72x02x31xC0|x00x0FxA3xCAx72x02x90x90|’ /Applications/Microsoft Word.app/Contents/Frameworks/MicrosoftSetupUI.framework/Versions/Current/MicrosoftSetupUI
        sudo codesign -f -s – /Applications/Microsoft Word.app/Contents/Frameworks/MicrosoftSetupUI.framework

        echo “Patching Microsoft Office Excel…”
        sudo perl -i.bak -pe ‘s|x00x0FxA3xCAx72x02x31xC0|x00x0FxA3xCAx72x02x90x90|’ /Applications/Microsoft Excel.app/Contents/Frameworks/MicrosoftSetupUI.framework/Versions/Current/MicrosoftSetupUI
        sudo codesign -f -s – /Applications/Microsoft Excel.app/Contents/Frameworks/MicrosoftSetupUI.framework

        echo “Patching Microsoft Office PowerPoint…”
        sudo perl -i.bak -pe ‘s|x00x0FxA3xCAx72x02x31xC0|x00x0FxA3xCAx72x02x90x90|’ /Applications/Microsoft PowerPoint.app/Contents/Frameworks/MicrosoftSetupUI.framework/Versions/Current/MicrosoftSetupUI
        sudo codesign -f -s – /Applications/Microsoft PowerPoint.app/Contents/Frameworks/MicrosoftSetupUI.framework

        echo “Credits go to darkvoid.”
        echo “All done! Enjoy! :)”

        Reply
  27. UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Thank you for this. I installed Office 2016 on a new Mac on an air-gapped network and Microsoft had no way for me to activate and use the product. Though I have a key that I have paid for, I was forced to use your solution to activate the software that I paid for.

    How short-sighted for Microsoft that they didn’t provide an offline activation mechanism. There are at least hundreds of thousands of computers (maybe millions) that now cannot upgrade to Office 2016 because there is no way to perform an offline activation. They’ll either do what I did and use your tool, or just quit using MS Office.

    Reply
  28. Sophia
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hi FireWolf

    I tried Downloading from other sites including PB and Kat and Extra torrent but had no luck in activating the Product for the following versions 15.11 – 15.12 – 15.13
    they all directed towards the Terminal App where you had to copy & paste from the Patch or insert the Patch into the Frame works Folder.

    Downloaded your Version the full package on OSX El Capitan Mac Office 2016 V15.17.0

    And it all worked flawlessly apart from Excel that file was corrupted so I went elsewhere and download it from another site.

    Well done to the developer of this package great job Xxx

    Many Thanks

    Reply
  29. Jeff
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Thank you so much for making this app. Easy. Flawless. I really appreciate you making this app available. I have no problem paying for software (even MS’s stupid prices) but not without sufficient time to try out the software unlimited for a couple of months.

    Reply
  30. Jamie
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hello I was trying to log in to my account on OneNote. But everytime I tried, it said “The authentication session has expired. Please sign-in again.”. I reinstall OneNote again, it still was in the same way. Any suggestions to fix this?

    Thank you a lot for your work.

    Reply
      1. FireWolf Write
        UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

        Hi Jamie,

        I just tried the OneNote on my machine and it seems that everything is working fine. I am sorry that I was unable to revive your issue.

        OneNote is provided by Microsoft for free, so it does not require any VL activation.

        So I guess your issue may not be related to the activation utility.

        Cheers,
        FireWolf

        Reply
  31. Sharon
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hello, I installed the Volume License v15.13.4 with patch updater and applied the Utility V2 and it says everything is activated. However, when I go to launch an application for the first time they all want you to sign in. Shouldn’t there be a skip option available? I can’t complete the install with it? Can you help me? On a MacBook Pro using El Capitan.

    Reply
  32. Sunny
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Dear FireWolf:

    I downloaded all the files (6 of them) and installed ok. Then ran ur utility, it shows green for all the components but for the current status it says N/A and shows red. Therefore my apps still ask for activation. Can you please tell me what to do with that?

    Thanks much!!!

    Reply
  33. Marcos Fernandes
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hi. When I check of update it says I have to download Microsoft Auto Update 3.4.0. Can I install it an update the office for the new version ? My actual version is 15.17.
    Thank you very much and great job !

    Reply
  34. Federico
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hi FireWolf!
    I did all the steps and the suite 15.19.1 is working fine, stable, but I can’t get all the features such as the morph transition on PowerPoint, which is available in the this update to 365 subscribers. Any idea of how can I enable all the features?

    Reply
  35. David
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    I have upgraded to Mac Os 10.11.3 El Capitan on an iMac bought mid-2010. Very recently I also installed Office for Mac 15.20. A problem with Excel from that download is that, frequently, a row at the top of a page will not hold text as it is typed in, requiring me to insert a fresh row and re-type the input. Please advise what I can do.

    Reply
  36. RemcoW
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hi,
    Perhaps I am silly.
    I have downloaded the dmg…
    I hit the lock…
    However… Do I need somewhere to download de 2016 original files? Beaucse nothing happens…

    Reply
  37. Jean
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    hi how are you?

    i have installed Microsoft 2016 and i already have a product key. i want to activate using the product key and not having to sign in.

    Is that possible? if yes can you help me?

    Reply
    1. FireWolf Write
      UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

      Hi Jean,

      From what I know, you have to add your product key into your account. (or maybe precisely speaking, you have to associate your product key with your account.)

      So you still have to sign in your Microsoft account even though you already have the product key.

      For more detailed information and steps, please check the following Microsoft website:

      http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/mac/forum/macoffice2016-macinstall/how-to-activate-office-2016-mac-with-a-product-key/d29bf8bd-e99b-4417-ab6a-0754f7ffa5b1?auth=1
      https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Activate-Office-2016-for-Mac-7f6646b1-bb14-422a-9ad4-a53410fcefb2#BKMK_ActivateMultipleLicenses

      Cheers,
      FireWolf

      Reply
      1. Jean
        UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

        thank you for your respond.

        the issue is my friend bought it for me using his account and gave me the product key. then i have been trying to activate it and its asking me to enter his account information.
        i contacted Microsoft to see if they can transfer the product key from his account to my account and they said no. So i used your activation thing to activate microsoft but i don’t know which product key you used. I wanted to see once its activated if there was a way to go and change it to my product key. do you know if thats possible without having to login?

        also if i keep your activation thing, can i update microsoft as usual?

        Reply
      2. Jean
        UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

        thank you for your respond.

        the issue is my friend bought it for me using his account and gave me the product key. then i have been trying to activate it and its asking me to enter his account information.
        i contacted Microsoft to see if they can transfer the product key from his account to my account and they said no. So i used your activation thing to activate microsoft but i don’t know which product key you used. I wanted to see once its activated if there was a way to go and change it to my product key. do you know if thats possible without having to login?

        also if i keep your activation software, can i update microsoft as usual?

        Reply
  38. UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    I’ve wiped and downloaded the updated powerpoint 2016 (the .21 version) for Mac, wiped the V2.plist file and regenerated with VL, but I still don’t have morph transitions, which are the only reason I want to update from 2011.

    Has anyone been able to get morph to work this way?

    Reply
    1. UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

      I set up a one month trial Office 365 subscription and verified that Powerpoint morph worked. Then ran the crack and morph disappeared.

      So this seems to be a real limitation at the moment.

      Reply
  39. Fabio
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hi, I downloaded version 2.0(37) and run, it worked perfectly, but any time I close any Office app, it asked to activate again. So I need to run the VL Utility again and again. Is that any way to fix that?

    Reply
  40. JKJ
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Thanks a lot! Just downloaded Microsoft Office 15.22.0 and used the VL package, which says everything has been activated. The only issue I have is I am being asked to sign in to Office 365 still by entering an e-mail address. My understanding was that the VL package should have bypassed signing in. Should I uninstall and reinstall an older version or does it matter what sign in I use? Thanks!

    Reply
    1. FireWolf Write
      UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

      Hi JKJ,

      Just click the “unlock” icon in the utility and you will be guided to reactivate the Microsoft Office for Mac.

      Well, this is because Microsoft has updated the activation license and my utility does not get updated and therefore cannot detect the new license.

      Feel free to ask me if you still have any question.

      Thanks,
      FireWolf

      Reply
  41. oneill38
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    HI,

    Indeed, that works fine BUT as soon as I install some extended styles (for “references”), word crashes down and when it restarts, it asks me for activation… So I reactivate but the same happens… The only way is to remove the extra styles I added. The problem is that I need them.

    Do you have any trick to fix this issue ?

    Thanks !

    Reply
  42. cedric1997
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hey, just got Office 365 ? How can I unactivate Office 2016 that has been activated with your tool ? I can’t find the licence file and reinstalling isn’t enough…

    Reply
  43. Rabbit Foot
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hi. FireWolf. nice work. going to update office to 15.22. hope it works. if anything i will come here again n tell any errors. thanx n have a nice day. 🙂

    Reply
  44. angie
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Thank you so very much. You just:

    1. download MS office 2016 for mac (HE HAS A LINK TO IT)
    2. download VL.
    3. run VL
    4. run MS office
    5. YAY!

    Reply
  45. Catherine
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hi Firewall,
    I’ve downloaded and installed FWMSO2016VL2.0 and full SUIT, however I can not use WORD normally, could u help me? What should I do now? Thx. (Excel and Powerpoint can be used normally)

    Reply
    1. FireWolf Write
      UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

      Hi Catherine,

      What happened to your Microsoft Word? Keep crashing?

      Note that Office 2016 for Mac is not compatible with older version of Office for Mac.

      If you have Word 2011 for Mac installed on your computer, you have to remove it.

      Cheers,
      FireWolf

      Reply
  46. solidswork
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hi , I used in office 2016 cracked suite in my mac, if I update to 15.25 version first, then use the FWMSO2016VLU2.0.dmg for crack is work or not ? Thanks for help !

    Reply
    1. FireWolf Write
      UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

      Hi Solidswork,

      I don’t know what cracked suite you are using on your Mac. You can try to upgrade to 15.15 and check whether your Office products are working or not. If not, try to use my utility.

      Cheers,
      FireWolf

      Reply
  47. Martin
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hi,
    pls my comp can not open Microsoft_Office_2016_15.23.0_160611_Installer.pkg – it wants to check the pkg before open it, it takes a long minutes and nothing happen, still waiting. The same i download version 15.24.0 from link in Update 6…
    Any solution pls?
    Martin

    Reply
  48. Martin
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    And one more thing – have you a link to some x64 version of Office suite? Theese posted above are only updates. Or it will update the x32 bit version to 64bit ?
    THX Martin

    Reply
    1. FireWolf Write
      UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

      Hi Martin,

      Apple’s Gatekeeper will verify the pkg installer you downloaded. So please be patient or you can manually turn off the Gatekeeper.

      Currently, x64 version of Office is only available for Office Insiders. Since Microsoft does not release a stable version of 64-bit Office for Mac, no link for Office x64 suite.

      Cheers,
      FireWolf

      Reply
  49. Gaurang
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    I successfully installed the Microsoft office and also I have downloaded VL and run it on my Mac.

    Its showing VL License status with green dot. But when i open word, excel its asking for activation.

    Here is the link of screenshot.
    Screenshot URL: http://i64.tinypic.com/9zvqz4.png

    Not working for me. Any solution?

    Reply
    1. FireWolf Write
      UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

      Hi Gaurang,

      I see. Now try to click the big “lock” icon and an attention window will be displayed. Then click the continue button to force to reactive your Microsoft Office product.

      Cheers,
      FireWolf

      Reply
  50. Patty
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hi FireWolf, I just want to say you are so awesome..THANKS! After installing each separately and running VL afterward each time to make sure they were unlocking..they were. I then waited til the very end to open each officially. To my surprise, they all prompted me to sign in but I didn’t. Came back here and read that I needed to open back up VL and reactivate. Did that and now everything works. The sign-in was still there but on the very bottom gave me the option to skip sign-in.

    Reply
    1. noble
      UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

      Hi Patty,

      I am encountering the same problem you had earlier. Would you please advise what is the back-up VL and where can i download it and reactivate it ?

      Thanks a million !

      Reply
      1. Patty
        UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

        Noble, what you have to do is open VL again and click the lock icon and force it to reactivate again. After that, open word, excel.. and you’ll see on the bottom to skip sign-in.

        Reply
  51. noble
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hi Firewall,

    i have successfully installed Office 2016 15.23 and downloaded VL Utility 2.0.

    It shows the that all MS office (excel, word, powerpoint, one note, outlook) are all successfully activated. However, when i test and run MS office, its not working and keep asking me to sign in.

    Please help !

    Reply
  52. UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Same as noble

    Successfully installed Office 2016 15.25 and downloaded VL Utility 2.0.

    It shows the that all MS office are all successfully activated.
    In fact when run MS office, its not working and asking to sign in :-(.

    Please advice
    Thanks

    Reply
  53. Curtis Q
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Thank you very much for your work!
    Is there any way I can make a donation?

    Many thanks again. I click the lock icon to reactivate again and it worked really well.

    Reply
    1. FireWolf Write
      UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

      Hi Chucky,

      That’s interesting because I have Office for Mac 15.26 installed on my computer running macOS Sierra and everything so far is working well.

      Did you try a fresh install?

      Cheers,
      FireWolf

      Reply
  54. Pedro
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    VL seems to be working on office 15.26. Thanks a lot!
    However, on “Word” the “look for updates” is not working. A error message pops-up. This means it’s not possible to update Office with this VL method?

    Reply
      1. Pedro
        UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

        Hello. The message: “Internal error – An exception was detected….” (rough translation from my language). What I did was going to the “Farrukh” page you recommend and I installed the Office 2016 full suite from the link there. Then I downloaded your VL Licence Utility and ran it. A message showed up saying that Office was already activated and if I wanted to reactivate it anyway, which I did. Then Office was working fine (option to sign up but I skipped it). Went to “Help” in Word, looked for updates and the message popped-up. Do I need to instal anything else from “Farrukh” page or from yours?
        Thanks.

        Reply
      2. Pedro
        UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

        Solved it. Installed MAU from “Farrukh” page and no error message this time. However I guess it’s better not to update Office as I guess your patch won’t work.
        Thanks!

        Reply
  55. UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    It works perfectly, I’ve just dowloaded the update dmg file from microsoft office offecial page and then patched with your VL file, and voila, the office is not showing “activate any more”

    Good Job

    Reply
  56. UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    I feel very dum, as I uninstalled all office 2011 as well as office 2016. Then reinstalled Office 2016 and afterwards your Open VL …
    But word still asks me to activate …
    What did I do wrong?

    Reply
  57. UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    For those who cant open the VL app. Open Finder — find the file .app — Control click and choose “Open” — and then there is a dialogue, choose “Open”

    I am running on Sierra OSX and works fine.

    Reply
  58. Dylan
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hi Firewolf,
    From your latest release of MS Office, i found the Auto-update function has been enabled. However, do u recommend to install the updates when there is a new release being pushed from MS??
    Looking forward to ur suggestions. XD

    Reply
    1. FireWolf Write
      UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

      Hi Dylan,

      I would suggest you install stable releases from Microsoft. It is not a very good idea for those who rely on Office to install insider releases.

      Feel free to ask if you have further questions.

      Cheers,
      FireWolf

      Reply
        1. FireWolf Write
          UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

          Hi Dylan,

          Insider builds from the slow and fast ring can be considered as public betas, so I don’t recommend to install those builds unless you want to try the newest features.

          Cheers,
          FireWolf

          Reply
          1. Dylan
            UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

            oh….I see!
            I have already installed those builds, though. T_T And now my Office shows a version of 15.27.
            Will it be able to revert to 15.26 if I re-run your 15.26 installer provided by this blog?

          2. FireWolf Write
            UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

            Hi Dylan,

            Actually, you don’t have to revert to 15.26 because Microsoft released a new stable version which is 15.27.0 just a few days ago.

            I will update the new links for 15.27.

            Cheers,
            FireWolf

  59. Lucas
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hi everybody,

    Actually, I downloaded the Office full pack and run the activation crack but there is still a f******* popup to connect an email account.
    If is it normal, what’s the mail address ?

    Thank for your reply,

    Lucas

    Reply
      1. Ghandy
        UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

        Hi FireWolf, I had the same problem.
        I tried to uninstall everything e reinstall, run the VL utility and clicked on “Lock” icon, but the Word and Excel popup “The news of Excel” and “The news of Word”. And another thing thats happened with me, is that when I clicked in any file to open with Excel, the Excel open but not the file…

        Can you help me?

        Reply
  60. Arnaud
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Many, many thanks to you FireWolf,

    You don’t know how I was struggling to find any good method and files in order to retrieve MS 2016.

    Actually I lost MS 2016 when I have done the MacOS sierra update. I was so angry to lost it. By the way people, look out to your MS when you make the update on Sierra, because you could lose it like me.

    Thanks again !

    Reply
  61. Ben
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hi Firewolf , first of all thanks for your help,
    After Sierra update I’ve lost MS office, so I totally uninstall the suite , download yours and reinstall , VL utility work and says Activated but I still have to fill email to activate on the software popup. I ve tried 2 times and the deinstallation was made with all library files killed and so on….
    Do you have an idea for me?
    Best regards
    Ben

    Reply
      1. Ben
        UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

        Hi Firewolf,
        I’ve done that again, and still lock to connect for activating…
        I never get the window with legally written …
        But VL says that my software is activated to VL licence…
        Don’t know what to do…
        Cheers
        Ben

        Reply
  62. LC
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    OMG!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! I’ve been dealing with this exact situation for TWO DAYS. I downloaded this key, clicked on the lock and ta da it works. Can’t tell you how happy you have just made me. !!!!!!

    Reply
  63. Belle
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    i need help. i installed it and the version i have is not .28 running on Sierra, i open the locked and it says its activated, but when i tried to open a document, it keeps asking me to activate it.. 🙁

    Reply
      1. Belle
        UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

        it really doesn’t work. It keeps asking me to sign to activate it. But when i rerun the lock key, it says all are activated.

        This is what I did.

        Download
        Install
        Download the key
        Open the key
        It shows activated in the key
        But when i open word or excel it asks me to sign in to activate it.

        Did i do anything wrong?

        Reply
  64. Saurabh
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hi, Installed MS Office from Office Website & then i run this Key. Its showing that VL License status is Active But its asking me to buy office every when i open. I try to run Key Two-Three time but no success. Running Sierra & MS Office 15.32

    Appreciated your help.

    Reply
  65. Stacy
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    I’m running MS Office 2011 for Mac and OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks, I already downloaded and paid for MS Office 365 for Mac, but it won’t run on 10.9.5. I need to upgrade to 10.10.0, however, the only update available is Sierra, which I already downloaded and hand multiple problems with running Adobe CS6. It took two days, five Apple tech agents, and a reversal with TimeMachine to get my computer back to normal. CS6 won’t run on Sierra and I’m not upgrading to CC.

    Any runarounds for getting MS Office to work on my system?

    Reply
    1. FireWolf Write
      UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

      Hi Stacy,

      So in your case, you can choose to install OS X Yosemite 10.10.x or OS X El Capitan 10.11.x. You don’t have to upgrade to macOS Sierra. You need to find the app (Install OS X Yosemite.app or Install OS X El Capitan.app) to install an old version of OS X.

      Cheers,
      FireWolf

      Reply
  66. Riccardo
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    hi, I just installed the microsoft 365 15 26 and downloaded vl but when I try to open the vl it doesn’t work the computer tell me that it’s impossible to open it because it is been not downloaded from Apple Store

    Reply
  67. Tire
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    FireWolf

    Need help. I read the entire thread, and I’ve tried so many different variations but I am not able to activate Office apps.

    1) In the beginning. I’d installed Office suite 15.36.0 (mac| 10.11.6 El Capitan). I installed the suite. Didn’t run the VL utility. Logged into one of the accounts; didn’t find the licenses. Then, ran the utility. It shows ‘green’ in the app, but the Excel (and others) are not activated. I ‘re-activated’ it multiple times. Not working.

    2) I uninstalled completely multiple times (full), and tried running the utility first without logging into account. It didn’t work. Every time it asks me to login into one of the accounts.

    3) After multiple attempts, I tried installing only “Excel” first (15.17). Again the same issue (link for images given below.

    http://imgur.com/a/r9a6H
    http://imgur.com/a/2ldob

    Background info:
    a. I’ve a secondary hard-drive (installed inplace of optical drive) which has Office 2011. It’s has OS X Lion installed. I am not sure if it can interfere with the Main Drive.

    b. This was the my first attempt to install Office application in this OSX copy. I haven’t used any other patch/ serial earlier.

    What can be a way forward?

    Reply
        1. Tire
          UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

          I am only trying to with Excel (15.17.0).

          Steps I’ve followed now:
          1) Clean uninstall using “Completely uninstall microsoft 2016 excel link”
          2) Open the VL application and let it open. Shows license not activated
          3) Install ‘Excel’. Let it remain unopened
          4) Click the lock icon. Shows ‘Green’ and ‘unlocked icon’
          5) Start ‘Excel’ – asks me to sign in (no skip option)
          6) Again, click on lock/unlock icon (reactivate mulitple times). Same result with Excel. No skip sign in option. Asks to sign in.
          7) I close the VL utility from dock. Restart and again reactivate. Same result with Excel
          8) Restart computer. Repeat 6 & 7. Same result.

          I am not sure what am I doing wrong

          Reply
  68. Yuan
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Using Sierra 10.12.6 and office 15.19.1, after patch I can open word but each time it shows “compile error in hidden module: link” and I can not use OneNote. Is that normal? What can I do now?

    Thanks very much.

    Reply
  69. UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hi FireWolf,

    I downloaded Office for Mac 15.36.0 which is the latest official release from Microsoft. I tested the app without activating first and Microsoft Auto Update was working fine but when I applied your patch it activated office successfully but Auto Update stopped working and crashed every time I tried to update office from within the app. I believe your patch replaced the installed auto update and rolls it back to a previous version. Is there a way to modify your package and replace the Auto update app inside Contents/Resources/Essentials with the newest version as of today which is auto update 3.9.1?

    Thanks !

    Cris

    Reply
  70. Dylan
    UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

    Hi Firewolf,

    I have decided not to install piratical softwares anymore and purchased office 365 . Can you kindly let me know how to remove the LV Utility?

    Many thanks!

    Reply
  71. Not the man
    Google Chrome 62Google Chrome 62Mac OS X 10.12.6Mac OS X 10.12.6

    I just used this on a fresh Mac install – SIerra – 10.12.6 – had a few issues with activation but could have been because I tried to open Word before patching.

    Ran patcher to re-activate and worked just fine. Still works. You my friend are the man!!

    Thank you!

    Reply
  72. ChasingDreams
    Safari 11Safari 11Mac OS X 10.13.1Mac OS X 10.13.1

    Hi, I am trying to use this on Mac os High Sierra is stating that the file ‘is damaged and can’t be opened’.

    I have tried downloading a copy both directly and from the mirror – can anyone help?

    Thanks

    Reply
  73. Leah
    Google Chrome 65Google Chrome 65Mac OS X 10.13.3Mac OS X 10.13.3

    If I had 2011 version for office suites before and I deleted them all. But I still cannot activate this new 2016 version. For 2011 version I had an account and when I open 2016 it always logged my previous account in. I guess that why I cannot activate.

    Any solution for my situation? Thanks.

    Reply
    1. FireWolf Write
      Firefox 60Firefox 60Mac OS X 10.13Mac OS X 10.13

      Hi Jamie,

      I just updated to the latest 16.13 and found everything still working. i.e. signing in is not required to save files.

      You can try to click the “lock” icon to reactivate your Office.

      Cheers,
      FireWolf

      Reply
  74. Joss
    Firefox 62Firefox 62Mac OS X 10.13Mac OS X 10.13

    It is not working with version 16.17.0 anymore, for obvious reasons, because that’s Microsoft Office 2019.

    The last MSO 2016 version is still working (v16.16.2). So we need a new volume license for MSO 2019. 🙂

    Reply
  75. Joss
    Firefox 62Firefox 62Mac OS X 10.13Mac OS X 10.13

    Microsoft Office 2019 Volume License has been made available today. Works with 16.27.0 updates/installers. FWMSO2016VL continues to work if you exchange the old files in the ./Contents/Resources/Essentials directory in the app bundle with the new files (2019 VL helper + plist, Autoupdate, SetupAssistant). So it really only needs a quick 2016-to-2019 update.

    Reply
  76. Davide
    Firefox 62Firefox 62Mac OS X 10.13Mac OS X 10.13

    Hi,
    thank you for your work! I’d like to tell you a few things:
    1. the unzipped file shows as “broken” if the unzipping process is performed in an APFS formatted drive. It seems working OK in a OX Extended formatted drive.
    2. I tried to apply the unzipped VL 2.0+ on a fresh installation of MacOS 10.13.6 (APFS): a) from MSO 16.17 installer package VL 2.0+ seems to work, but the “Ignore” button doesn’t show and MSO asks for licence activation b) from MSO 15.13.3 installer package. VL 2.0+ works, but after upgrading manually to 16.17 MSO asks again for licence activation.
    Hoping this useful for you.
    Thank you again!
    Davide

    Reply
    1. Mac
      Google Chrome 69Google Chrome 69Mac OS X 10.14.0Mac OS X 10.14.0

      The previous activation does not work with 16.17. Office 16.17 needs to be activated using FWMSO2019VLU2.0+ and my disk is APFS formatted, so that isn’t the problem. I was able to download and open it without it being damaged. I posted a link to a download that should work no matter what.

      Reply
    2. claudio
      Safari 12Safari 12Mac OS X 10.13.6Mac OS X 10.13.6

      for me too the patch does not work. Opening the programs, it says “waiting for licence research….” and then it opens the program without licence.
      Opening FWMSO2019VL the licence seems active…I tried many times to uninstall all old files and reinstall everything….please help with a detailed guide
      I have Sierra 10.13.6
      Claudio – [email protected]

      Reply
  77. Sib
    Safari 12Safari 12Mac OS X 10.14Mac OS X 10.14

    Hi,

    tried everything but there’s no way to get the Skip sign in button.

    I’ve just downloaded and installed the MS Office 2019 suite from this web page and then also downloaded FWMSO2019VL from this web page also and finally executed from the terminal as the notes says to. I’ve been always unable to get the skip sign in button so I’ve tried fully uninstalling MS Office, downloading and installing the MS Office 2016 and running FWMSO2016VL but could never get it patched don’t know why. SO finally I installed Mac OS X on an external SSD Drive, downloaded again the MS Office 2019 from here, executed FWMSO2019VL from the terminal and finally got it working. So I wiped out the external SSD Drive, also erased my MacBook Air internal hard drive and reinstalled Mac OS X Mojave and after installing MS Office 2019 and running FWMSO2019VL from the terminal I could never get the Skip sign in button again, so I installed Mac OS X Mojave again to my external SSD drive, installed MS Office 2019 and patched it running FWMSO2019VL from the console but I could never get the Skip sign in button again.

    To me it looks like FWMSO2019VL is not able to patch/modify my MS Office 2019/2016 install. Really strange, sometimes I wonder if there any type of hidden files in the drive (in the boot sector or wherever) so MS Office 2019 knows I should Sign in and thus Skip sign in button does not show. I don’t really know what to do.

    Hope someone can help. I’ve never reversed engineered anything nor coded patches or Mac OS X apps but I’m a computer engineer with strong computer and web applications coding skills so if you were so kind to give me some hints or steps on what to do I could try to debug what’s going on.

    Hope you can help me FireWolf.

    Thanks a lot for your nice work 🙂

    Reply
  78. Steve Madison
    Safari 12Safari 12Mac OS X 10.13.6Mac OS X 10.13.6

    Same issues with both the Microsoft Office 2019 VL Serializer and FWMSO2019VLU2.0.
    Will not generate the necessary com.microsoft.office.licensingV2.plist preference file on a 2015 MacBook Pro running High Sierra with an SSD drive (APFS). This was doing a clean install removing every trace of the old Office 2016 installation. Multiple attempts. Same result after doing a recovery mode fresh install of High Sierra on the MacBook.

    I did a new install of High Sierra on an external hard drive (HFS), booted from it, and installed Office 2019 without any issues using the firewolf utility and was able to install on an iMac running High Sierra on a fusion drive (HFS)

    So my take is that there’s an issue (at least on my system) with the volume license utilities with High Sierra and APFS drives. Curious if anyone has had success installing Office 2019 with High Sierra or Mojave on APFS drives. (no issues anywhere with Office 2016 and the original FWMS02016VL.

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  79. claudio
    Safari 12Safari 12Mac OS X 10.13.6Mac OS X 10.13.6

    I think it is a general problem for Sierra users? the matter is since i upgraded from 2016 to 2019, it is activated (green dot fo all) but still ask credentials.
    Microsoft cheated us finally – we must pay for it
    Unless firewolf solves it

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