Easy Way to Activate Office 2016

Office 2016 Not Activating with Product Key -Here is the Easy Fix

October 13, 2016 11:43 am / Posted by Michael Eric to Office Tricks
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Microsoft released office 2016 last year, this latest version attracted many consumers as it allows people to share documents and work with others at the same time. You can see others' edits with coauthoring in Word, PowerPoint, and OneNote, share right from your document with a click of a button. The most attractive part is that you can use touch for reading, editing, zooming, and navigation.

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However, similar to the former versions, you need to activate office software with right product key before using. But sometimes the office 2016 won't activate with the product key due to time limitation or windows corruption. It cannot be more devastating when failed to activate the newly Microsoft office as it is so important in our working and daily life. Here is the easy and useful way recommend by this article to help you install and activate office 2016 mac and windows without using live account or product key

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How to Activate Office 2016 for Free

Normally you can verify your account to make sure you're using the right one and install the software again. If it doesn't work for you, following is the ultimate free method in the activation of Microsoft office 2016 manually without any software on windows 10/8.1/8/7 for you.

Step 1: Open a command prompt in administrative mode

Click on your start menu and type "cmd". This works with windows 10 and windows 8.1, if you're using Windows 8, just hit the Windows button on the keyboard and start typing. Right click on the Command Prompt Icon and click "Run as Administrator"

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Step 2: Find the location of office 2016 in your Windows

Type "cd \" to make sure you are at root. Type "cd\ Program Files" \Microsoft Office\Office16, press "Enter".

 type cd program files

Note: If you installed the 32-bit version of Office on a 64-bit system, use this command instead: CD \Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16

Step 3: Type the following command: cscript ospp.vbs /sethst:kms01.cit.cornell.edu, and then press "Enter".

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Step 4: Type "cscript ospp.vbs /act" and press "Enter" and then close the command prompt window. Restart office 2016 and you will see a window like below.


The above method mentioned is the easiest way to activate office 2016 without account or product key (both Home & Business versions are included). If you want a permanent activation, install office 2013 and get it activated, then upgrade to 2016 version.

Top 5 New Features in Microsoft Office 2016

1. Microsoft Office 2016 has added a feature real-time co-editing in Office Online, but it says it will expand those functions to Office 2016 apps starting with Word.

2. Microsoft has added a Tell Me box to help you be more productive. Now when you need help trying to figure out how to create graphs in Excel or put a watermark in a Word document all you have to do is ask the Tell Me box.

3. Microsoft has added 365 Groups or Outlook Desktop Groups or Office 365 Enterprise Mailboxes to help facilitate cooperation and collaboration among groups and teams.

4. Microsoft Power Query for Excel into the core of Excel helps you combine your own data with third-party data from within the program. You can import into Excel structured or unstructured data from public data sources.

5. Microsoft raises the bar on security in Office 2016 with tools to prevent data leakage. Administrators can now enable and set Data Loss Protection policies for Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

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