Change Product Key of Office 2016 without Reinstalling

How to Properly Change Product Key of Office 2016 without Re-installing

September. 27, 2016 11:13 am / Posted by Michael Eric to MS Office Tips
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“Is there the ability to change the product key used with office 2016 or do I have to uninstall and re-install, Previous version allowed me to change this via programs and features and clicking change.”

Your product key expired and you want to change a new one? Installed Office using pirated key and now you want to change the product key with a genuine one? Want to change Office 2016 product key without reinstalling? Many people want to change MS office product key for various reasons. In this article we will list 2 methods for you to change or update Office 2016 product key without reinstalling.

Method 1: Change Product Key of Office 2016 using GUI
Method 2: Change MS Office 2016 Product Key using Command Prompt

Method 1: Change Product Key of Office 2016 using GUI

Step 1:Press Windows +R key and type Appwiz.cpl in the run box. Press Enter to continue.

Step 2: find Microsoft 2016 entry and right click on it. Click Change option.

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Step 3: Select Enter a Product key option, and click Continue button.

Step 4: Finally, enter your new 25 character product key in the box and then click Continue button to change your Office 2016 product key.

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After that, you will go through the installation process. You can simply click Continue or click Customize button to add/remove an Office application.

Method 2: Change MS Office 2016 Product Key using Command Prompt

Step 1: Type CMD in the Start screen to open elevated Command Prompt.

Step 2: In the Command Prompt, please execute the following command:

If you’re running 64-bit Office on 64-bit Windows, use the following command:

cscript “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\OSPP.VBS”/inpkey:XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

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If you’re running 32-bit version Office on 32-bit Windows, please use the following command:

cscript “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\OSPP.VBS” /inpkey:XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

If you’re running 32-bit version of Office on 64-bit Windows, please use the following command instead:

cscript “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15\OSPP.VBS” /inpkey:XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

Remember in the above command, replace XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX with the new key that you would like to use. Once the key is successfully updated, you’ll see “Product key installation successful” message.

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