How can I find my Office 2016 license in my Microsoft Account?  


  1. Posts : 469
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 x64
       #1

    How can I find my Office 2016 license in my Microsoft Account?


    I first installed Office 2016 using the ISO. Then I signed in to it. Obviously since I haven't bought it digitally, it said it couldn't find the license. Then I entered the Product Key (bought from Amazon) and activated it over the internet. Do I always need to enter the Product Key in Office 2016 whenever I do a clean install of Windows 10? Doesn't it get attached to Microsoft Account like that of Windows 10 license? Currently if I go to Services and Subscription in my account, there's the expired version of Office 365 Home but no mention of Office 2016.
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  2. Posts : 5,893
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 22H2
       #2

    RK1997 said:
    Do I always need to enter the Product Key in Office 2016 whenever I do a clean install of Windows 10?
    Yes, because it's not digitally assigned to your Microsoft Account and why it requires a license key.

    RK1997 said:
    Doesn't it get attached to Microsoft Account like that of Windows 10 license?
    No, only Microsoft subscription based products are attached to your Microsoft account(s).

    I have an Office 365 subscription and all I need to do is install the Office suite and log into the account and it's activated. I also have two other Microsoft Office apps - Visio Professional 2019 and Project Professional 2019, but since they aren't subscription based, I need to provide a license key for each product in order to activate. Additionally, those products DO NOT show up in my Microsoft Account, but Office 365 does.

    Hope this helps.
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  3. Posts : 7,705
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit
       #3

    Take care of that licence key since it can be hard to find the number without using a special utility
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  4. Posts : 469
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 x64
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       #4

    Steve C said:
    Take care of that licence key since it can be hard to find the number without using a special utility
    Yup, sure. Will never misplace it as well as Windows 10's Key, even though I have 100% faith on ShowKeyPlus.
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  5. Posts : 5,893
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 22H2
       #5

    RK1997 said:
    Yup, sure. Will never misplace it as well as Windows 10's Key, even though I have 100% faith on ShowKeyPlus.
    I copy all my license numbers to a master file. Been doing this for about 20 years now.
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  6. Posts : 469
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 x64
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       #6

    I maintain a single text file with the keys and it gets synced to OneDrive.
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