I will be sharing the list of different versions of Microsoft office 2016 and with that some product keys that could help you activate them. So, let us first start with different versions of Microsoft Office 2016 followed by Office 2016 Product Keys.
Different versions of Office 2016?
There are 5 different editions of Office 2016 which were released for Windows and are used depending upon the application or the user. They are listed below:
- Home & Student
- Home & Business
- Professional Plus
Initially, everyone can download the free/trial version of Office 2016 and can use them till whenever they want. But not all the features can be used with the trial version and so for them you would need to activate the Office 2016 using a product key.
How to Check Office 2016 Activation Status?
If you want to check whether your Office is activated or not, then you can follow these easy steps and know the activation status:
- Open any of the Office software like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
- On the left-top corner click on File and then click on Account.
- On the right window, under the Product Information heading you can check the Activation status of Microsoft Office 2016.
If the product is activated then you can use all the features provided by Microsoft Office 2016 but if it is not activated and if you want to activate then continue reading the article.
Microsoft Office 2016 product keys
Here are the product keys for Office 2016 that can be used to activate the Office 2016. The office 2016 has 6 editions and so, I have tried to share product keys for all the 6 versions and here they are:
Office 2016 Home & Student Keys
So, here are some Free Office 2016 Product Keys full version.
Home & Business
Office 2016 Professional Product Key
These all keys are tried, tested and working perfectly to activate Office 2016. Also, there were a few keys which worked in more than one edition but depends on which version you are using. So, select a key of your choice and Office 2016 edition to activate the Microsoft Office 2016. If you do not know how to activate Microsoft Office 2016 then just simply follow the method mentioned below.
How to activate office 2016?
The method to activate Microsoft Office 2016 using a product key is very easy and won’t take more than 2 minutes. It is mandatory that you should have first downloaded and installed the Office 2016 in your system. So, I will be showing 2 methods using which you can activate Office 2016 using the product key.
1. Using Office 2016 Software
Now, follow the below steps to activate Microsoft Office 2016:
- Launch any Office 2016 application like Word, Powerpoint, etc.
- If the software prompts with a window asking to activate the Office 2016, then click on Activate or Change product key option.
- Then in the new window, enter the product key from the above list and press Continue button.
- The software will complete the activation process.
But when you open the Office software and it doesn’t ask for activating the Office 2016 then follow the manual steps below:
- Go to File and then click on Account option from the list on the left-hand side.
- Now, on the right-hand side, you can see the Pink or red-colored area with title Activation required.
- Just below that press the Change product key option.
- Now enter the product key and press continue to begin activation.
After completely activating Microsoft Office 2016, the system might ask you to restart your software or the system, just press Yes or restart now option. After the restart is done, you can check the activation status as explained above for your Microsoft Office 2016.
2. Using Command Prompt
The command prompt method is also as easy as the first method and won’t take much of your time. So, let’s begin:
- Open command prompt in administrator mode.
- Now, enter the following command and press Enter key.
For 64-bit Office on 64-bit Windows OS use,
cscript “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16\OSPP.VBS”/inpkey:XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
For 32-bit Office on 32-bit Windows OS use,
cscript “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16\OSPP.VBS” /inpkey:XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
For 32-bit Office on 64-bit Windows OS use,
cscript “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16\OSPP.VBS” /inpkey:XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
where XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX is the product key you have to activate the Office 2016.
- Wait till the process is complete.
- And the type exit and press Enter.
Now again, you can open and check the Microsoft Office activation status as explained earlier and you would know whether the key worked or not.
Note: If you face any error then change the product key and try again only if you are using one of the above product keys. If you have bought one, then you need to contact the seller for the same.
The Microsoft Office 2016 is available for both Windows and Mac PC’s and was launched during the second half of the year 2015. The product succeeded in the launch of Office 2013 and preceded the launch of Office 2019. New features and different user interface was added in the office 2016 which won the hearts of a lot of users. The product has various editions which were listed above in the article with the methods to activate Office 2016 using a product key. But, it would be better to buy a licensed version of Office and not support piracy in any manner. Also, I have listed a few easy steps with image guidance to check the activation status of Office 2016. All of which brings me to the conclusion of the article and if you have any doubts or suggestions regarding any topic from the article then please feel free to comment below. I would be happy to hear from your side and help you with the best possible solutions that I can.