Category Archives: Office 2013

Office 2013 | Changing *.OST Location | Regedit

This needs a registry update, customize the string value with your OST path.

This is for Office 2013, but can be used with Office 2007/2003 by changing the “15.0” version option.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\outlook]
"ForceOSTPath"=string:D:\My Documents\Outlook

Once the registry update has been completed, create a new profile (which defaults to this location) and move the old .ost to this directory (same file-name and overwrite the existing .ost)

Change/View/Edit Microsoft Office Product Key | CScript

View Office License/Product Key installed:


Office 2010 (32-bit) on a 32-bit version of Windows:

cscript "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\OSPP.VBS" /dstatus

Office 2010 (32-bit) on a 64-bit version of Windows

cscript "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\OSPP.VBS" /dstatus

Office 2010 (64-bit) on a 64-bit version of Windows

cscript "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\OSPP.VBS" /dstatus

Office 2013 (32-bit) on a 32-bit version of Windows

cscript "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\OSPP.VBS" /dstatus

Office 2013 (32-bit) on a 64-bit version of Windows

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

Office 2010 (64-bit) on a 64-bit version of Windows

cscript "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\OSPP.VBS" /dstatus

Install Office Key via *.BAT file:

cd c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14
cscript ospp.vbs /inpkey:XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
cscript ospp.vbs /act

Change Office License/Product Key installed:

Quickest method I use for Office 2010 to prompt for a new license/product key (and remove the existing one entered):

Regedit -> right click “Registration” and delete the entire key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Registration

When you load Office, it should now prompt you to enter the license/product key.