I have to apologize up front as I'm totally confused about how to activate office 2013 VL. I've downloaded the VL version and can't seem to sort out which activation method will work - offline / non phone - for 180 days. I have KMS Activation Helper 1.5 and Microsoft Toolkit. I will be removing Office 2010 from my Win 7/64 (legit) machine using the MS fixit tool first from an ssd that I will have just taken an image of before I start just in case. Although I'll try system restore first. I've read just about the whole forum and I'd really appreciate some current direction as to which method will work and will be the easiest. Thank You !