Using Office Deployment Tool to install Office 365/2016/2013 (Multilanguage)
As you know, the default language of Microsoft Office is English (USA). Perhaps changing language is unnecessary if you live in an English-speaking country. But it would be very necessary if you were born in another country and English was not your native language.
Recently I have got many requests for issues related to installing language pack. So I gave it a try but without success. Honestly, I dont know much about this matter. I have always used the english version so I never thought about that.
At present, there is no way to install additional language in english version of Office Volume. In spite of that, I kept trying to find another way. After testing some ideas, I figured out a solution which helps you reinstall Office (there is a option which allows change language).
- Office 365
- Office 2016
- Office 2013
First, if you have Office (english version) already installed, please completely uninstall it from your drive.
Step 1: Download Office Deployment Tool from Microsoft homepage.
Deployment Tool for Office 2016/365 | Deployment Tool for Office 2013
Step 2: Extract the contents of this file. You will be left with some files (configuration files, EULA and setup.exe).
If you dont see “Extract to officedeploymenttool…” in the right-click context menu, just run this file, accept Microsoft Software License Terms, then click Continue button to extract files.
Step 3: Copy the following code and paste it into a new text document.
<Configuration> <Add OfficeClientEdition="32"> <Product ID="ProPlusRetail"> <Language ID="ja-jp" /> <ExcludeApp ID="Access" /> <ExcludeApp ID="InfoPath" /> <ExcludeApp ID="Lync" /> <ExcludeApp ID="OneNote" /> <ExcludeApp ID="Outlook" /> <ExcludeApp ID="Project" /> <ExcludeApp ID="Publisher" /> <ExcludeApp ID="SharePointDesigner" /> <ExcludeApp ID="Visio" /> <ExcludeApp ID="Skype" /> <ExcludeApp ID="Skypeforbusiness" /> <ExcludeApp ID="Groove" /> </Product> </Add> <Display Level="Full" AcceptEULA="TRUE" /> </Configuration>
Before starting, let me explain.
|OfficeClientEdition=”32″||Downloads and installs the 32-bit edition of Office. If you have 64bit Windows, just replace “32” with “64”.|
|ID=”ProPlusRetail”||Downloads and installs Office 2016 or 2013 ProPlus Retail. If you want to install Office 365, just replace it with “O365ProPlusRetail”. For Project/Visio, just use “ProjectProRetail” or “VisioProRetail”. See list of product IDs here.|
|ID=”ja-jp”||Downloads and installs Japanese version of Office. If you want to change the display language, just replace “ja-jp” with your native language. See list of language IDs here.|
|<ExcludeApp ID=”Access” />||Defines which products would not be installed. If you want to install Microsoft Access, please remove this line. Do the same to the others.|
Note: You need to edit the code based on what I explain above. Then save it as a config file using “.xml” extension.
Step 4: Copy the code below into the new text document file.
@echo off cd /d %~dp0 setup.exe /configure config.xml pause
Then save it as a batch file with .cmd extension (eg install.cmd).
And make sure this .cmd file, setup.exe file & config.xml file are in the same folder.
Step 5: Right-click on the install.cmd file and run it as administrator.
Note: If you see error, just run this file normally instead of doing it with admin right.
Right now, the installation process starts.
Step 6: After successfully installing Office, you can activate it for FREE using KMS method.
If you would have any questions or concerns, please leave your comments. I would be glad to explain in more details. Thank you so much for all your feedback and support!
Morning from spain.
This guide needs an update due 365 doesn`t activate with this method anymore
where is the EULA? =[
Step 6 ‘The playlist does not exist.’ do you have any other guide how to activate?
how to change laguage ID
I am getting a prompt to change the activation code, after opening the MSoffice, even after doing the steps correctly. can anyone help please?
The new update of 365 cannot be activated by the KMS method
I love u. You just helping folks around the world.
The link to the KMS activation method leads to a video that has been deleted. I am unable to activate my Office package. Kindly replace the link.
The computer says that it’s already installed and you can now turn off your computer. But there’s no pop-up or notif that downloading the ms 365 apps. How to fix it? I click the install file and run as administrator. Thank you
em tải rồi nhưng không biết cách để kích hoạt nó. đường link hướng dẫn kích hoạt bằng KMS không xem được
Mine is in some kind of Chinese language.
How do i translate it?
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/DeployOffice/office2016/language-identifiers-and-optionstate-id-values-in-office-2016?redirectedfrom=MSDN go through this link and check your language tag. enter it accordingly u will able to convert it.