Download and use Office 2016 for FREE without a product key

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Office 2016 is the latest version of the Microsoft Office productivity suite, succeeding Office 2013. New features of Office 16 include the ability to manage and work with files in Microsoft OneDrive from the lock screen, a powerful search tool for support and commands called “Tell me” and co-authoring mode with users connected to Office Online.

Download original Office 2016 ISO

You can get the latest version of Microsoft Office 2016 here if you don’t have it. Once your download is complete, you need to extract the original ISO image from the zip file. You will be left with a file named “SW_DVD5_Office_Professional_Plus_2016_W32_English…” (W32 here in the filename refers to the 32-bit version, if you download the 64-bit version, the filename will contain 64Bit instead). Although an ISO file is used to burn CD/DVD or a USB drive, you can install Office 2016 without burning it using 7-zip or similar archive software utility. Here is what you get after extracting the ISO file.

Here are all the files you will get after extracting Office iso image
Here are all the files you will get after extracting Office iso image

Installing Microsoft Office 2016

Simply run the setup file (named setup.exe) to install Office on your Windows.

Run the installation file then click continue button
Run the installation file then click continue button
Click "install now" button
Click “install now” button

Note: By default, Office will be installed in C:\Program Files.

The installation progress has been started
The installation progress has been started

Done!

Office 2016 was installed successfully
office 2016 was installed successfully

Activate all versions of Office 2016 for FREE permanently

1. Using KMS client key to activate your Office manually

Time needed: 1 minute.

Activate your Office 2016 via command line using legal product key.
First, you need to open command prompt with admin rights, then follow the instruction below step by step. Just copy/paste the commands and do not forget to hit Enter in order to execute them.

  1. Find the Office location in your Windows and move to there.

    If you install your Office in the ProgramFiles folder, the path will be “%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16” or “%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16”. It depends on the architecture of the Windows OS you are using. If you are not sure of this issue, don’t worry, just run both of the commands above. One of them will be not executed and an error message will be printed on the screen.

    cd /d %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16
    cd /d %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16

  2. Convert your Office to volume version if you are using retail one.

    If your Office is got from Microsoft, this step is required. On the contrary, if you install Office from a Volume ISO file, this is optional so just skip it if you want.

    for /f %x in ('dir /b ..\root\Licenses16\proplusvl_kms*.xrm-ms') do cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\%x"

  3. Install Office client key and activate your Office.

    Make sure your PC is connected to the internet, then run the following command.

    cscript ospp.vbs /inpkey:XQNVK-8JYDB-WJ9W3-YJ8YR-WFG99
    cscript ospp.vbs /unpkey:BTDRB >nul
    cscript ospp.vbs /unpkey:KHGM9 >nul
    cscript ospp.vbs /unpkey:CPQVG >nul
    cscript ospp.vbs /sethst:kms8.msguides.com
    cscript ospp.vbs /setprt:1688
    cscript ospp.vbs /act

    Here is all the text you will get in the command prompt window.
    C:\Windows\system32>cd /d %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cd /d %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>for /f %x in ('dir /b ..\root\Licenses16\proplusvl_kms*.xrm-ms') do cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\%x"
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\ProPlusVL_KMS_Client-ppd.xrm-ms"
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------
    Installing Office license: ..\root\licenses16\proplusvl_kms_client-ppd.xrm-ms
    Office license installed successfully.
    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\ProPlusVL_KMS_Client-ul-oob.xrm-ms"
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------
    Installing Office license: ..\root\licenses16\proplusvl_kms_client-ul-oob.xrm-ms
    Office license installed successfully.
    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\ProPlusVL_KMS_Client-ul.xrm-ms"
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------
    Installing Office license: ..\root\licenses16\proplusvl_kms_client-ul.xrm-ms
    Office license installed successfully.
    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /inpkey:XQNVK-8JYDB-WJ9W3-YJ8YR-WFG99
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------

    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /unpkey:BTDRB >nul
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /unpkey:KHGM9 >nul
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /unpkey:CPQVG >nul
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /sethst:kms8.msguides.com
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------
    Successfully applied setting.
    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /setprt:1688
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------
    Successfully applied setting.
    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /act
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------
    Installed product key detected - attempting to activate the following product:
    SKU ID: d450596f-894d-49e0-966a-fd39ed4c4c64
    LICENSE NAME: Office 16, Office16ProPlusVL_KMS_Client edition
    LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 16, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel
    Last 5 characters of installed product key: WFG99


    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>

2. Using prewritten batch script

This method is not recommend anymore due to the new update of Microsoft.

Supported products:

  • Microsoft Office Standard 2016
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016
Activating Office 2016 video guide

Step 1: Copy the code below into a new text document.

@echo off
title Activate Microsoft Office 2016 ALL versions for FREE!&cls&echo ============================================================================&echo #Project: Activating Microsoft software products for FREE without software&echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo #Supported products:&echo - Microsoft Office Standard 2016&echo - Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016&echo.&echo.&(if exist "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs" cd /d "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16")&(if exist "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs" cd /d "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16")&(for /f %%x in ('dir /b ..\root\Licenses16\proplusvl_kms*.xrm-ms') do cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\%%x" >nul)&(for /f %%x in ('dir /b ..\root\Licenses16\proplusvl_mak*.xrm-ms') do cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\%%x" >nul)&echo.&echo ============================================================================&echo Activating your Office...&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /setprt:1688 >nul&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /unpkey:WFG99 >nul&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /unpkey:DRTFM >nul&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /unpkey:BTDRB >nul&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /unpkey:CPQVG >nul&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /inpkey:XQNVK-8JYDB-WJ9W3-YJ8YR-WFG99 >nul&set i=1
:server
if %i%==1 set KMS=kms7.MSGuides.com
if %i%==2 set KMS=kms8.MSGuides.com
if %i%==3 set KMS=kms9.MSGuides.com
if %i%==4 goto notsupported
cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /sethst:%KMS% >nul&echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo.
cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /act | find /i "successful" && (echo.&echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo #My official blog: MSGuides.com&echo.&echo #How it works: bit.ly/kms-server&echo.&echo #Please feel free to contact me at msguides.com@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns.&echo.&echo #Please consider supporting this project: donate.msguides.com&echo #Your support is helping me keep my servers running everyday!&echo.&echo ============================================================================&choice /n /c YN /m "Would you like to visit my blog [Y,N]?" & if errorlevel 2 exit) || (echo The connection to my KMS server failed! Trying to connect to another one... & echo Please wait... & echo. & echo. & set /a i+=1 & goto server)
explorer "http://MSGuides.com"&goto halt
:notsupported
echo.&echo ============================================================================&echo Sorry! Your version is not supported.&echo Please try installing the latest version here: bit.ly/downloadmsp
:halt
pause >nul

Create a new text document.

Create new text file
Create new text file

Step 2: Paste the code into the text file. Then save it as a batch file (named “1click.cmd”).

Save batch file
Save batch file
Set name of batch script
Set name of batch script

Step 3: Run the batch file as administrator.

Execute the batch script in admin mode
Execute the batch script in admin mode

Please wait…

Office 2016 activation progress
Office 2016 activation progress

Done!

Office 2016 product activation successful
Office 2016 product activation successful

Check the activation status again.

Checkout activation status once again
Checkout activation status once again


Download and use Office 2016 for FREE without a product key
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779 thoughts on “Download and use Office 2016 for FREE without a product key

  1. Alicia Copia

    1clickCMD reported that “kms failed to connect”, retreid a few times, closed and opened Office again and the software “finalized” the activation after a few seconds. So, it is possible the 1click file “fails” but Office 2016 still activates itself. Just try again and see if it works.

    Reply
  2. BRINDAVAN

    I HAVE PASTED THE ONE WHICH WAS SHOWN HERE IN A NEW TEXT DOCUMENT. ALL ARE DONE BUT IN THE LAST AFTER RUNNING THE ADMINISTATOR IT IS SHOWING “Sorry! Your version is not supported.
    Please try installing the latest version here: bit.ly/downloadmsp” I HAVE ALSO TRIED ENTERING TO THE LINK BUT IN THAT THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT THIS BUT NOT THE LINK OR THE WAY TO DOWNLOAD MS OFFICE 2016.

    Reply
    1. kWong

      Activation success must run activation method with admin right online.

      If fail activation, can keep on reactivate until success.

      IF you want to reinstall another office program for activation, must first uninstall the fail version before reinstall and retry activation.

      Reply
  3. April

    Thank you for this posts.

    I used the 1click.cmd method but im not sure if it indeed worked. It’s saying product activated but there’s a link saying “show additional licensing information” and when I click on it it’s saying Activation is still required.

    Is that normal? should I ignore it?

    Thanks again for your posts.

    Reply
    1. kWong

      This happen just because you have install more than one version of office in the same PC.

      Only the not activate version office app will pop up.

      Control Panel, uninstall the one you not use anymore.

      Restart PC

      Done.

      Reply
  4. andries

    i did follow all instructions it show product activation successeful
    but if i go into office its still not activated???

    Reply
  5. Pushkar

    i have copied the text in my notepad as saved it as cmd file. Still I am unable to run it as administrator. I dont get that option when i r
    ight click. What to do?

    Reply
  6. Junior

    Hello, I got this message every time I run the activate.cmd file name
    Sorry!, Your version is not supported.
    Please try installing the latest version here: bit.ly/downloadmsp
    Press any key to continue

    Reply
  7. Troy

    This worked great until recently. It appears both Office 2016 & 2019 are no longer being activated. Used the downloads from your site and the activation scripts.

    MS Office Pro Plus 2016
    Windows 10 (clean installed 1903) & updated prior to installing Office.

    Office 2019 & 2016 both install well but will not activate , even following the instructions.
    It reports the “Product Activated Successfully ” but then opening any of the programs they report they aren’t activated.

    Thanks for your work and hope to find a solution to this.

    Reply
    1. kWong

      Standalone Office program, only allow one copy in the same PC.

      Make up your mind, Office 2016 or office 2019. Uninstall one you don’t want.

      Check activation, if not activate, find the right post method to activate.

      Done

      Enjoy

      Reply
  8. reyrey

    Help me bro desame message i received “kms failed to connect” how can i get admin right online. I’m desperate for help

    Reply
  9. sindbad103

    Thank you for your efforts; the activation of my Office 2016 was successfull, though not permanently but for 180 days. Does permanently mean that I can repeat this process whenever necessary?

    Kind regards, Sindbad

    Reply
  10. Steph

    I’ve done everything in this post, but I still get the “Activation Required” window popping up every time I open any of the Office programs. I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong…

    Reply
  11. El pedro

    MUCHISIMAS GRACIAS HERMANOO, les recomiendo esta manera, estuve 2 meses buscando como reactivar office, y gracias a odin te encontre babe. te amo

    Reply
  12. Rizwan

    Thank you for your guidelines.
    It works

    for activation I also did the same as Run as administrator, now it is working!

    Reply
    1. kWong

      Top search: Legal way to use Office 365 totally FREE, without paying a dime

      Don’t use this post method to activate Office 365, otherwise Your Office 365 will become standalone Office 2016, no more future ungrade or ungrade to future feature.

      Reply
  13. innoocent mwina

    thanx brother.its me innocent fom tanzania,east africa.we shall do mob things elating ICT TOO
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    Reply