Windows and Office Activation

This page is dedicated towards addressing the most common Windows and Microsoft Office activation issues

If you are having errors activating Windows 7 or 8 make sure you are connected to the ISU network and follow the instructions below.


1. Open up the start menu, type CMD in the search bar

2. Run "Command Prompt" as and admin. A new window will appear and you will be prompted to give a command

3. Copy the command below for the issue that you are having. Reopen the command prompt window and right click to paste the command.

4. Once the command has been pasted, press enter to let the command run.

Windows 7/8 Activation Command:

  • cscript slmgr.vbs /ato

Microsoft Office 2016 Activation Command:

  • cscript "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs" /act

If the above script does not work, try this script:

  • cscript "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs" /act

Microsoft Office 2013 Activation Command:

  • cscript "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15\ospp.vbs" /act

Microsoft Office 2010 Activation Command:

  • cscript "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\ospp.vbs" /act