How to find your Microsoft Office 2016 or 2013 product key

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Microsoft Office 2016 and 2013, like all variants of the Office suite along with most of the other applications purchased, require the introduction of a unique product necessary during the setup procedure, demonstrating at some point which program you have.

What exactly can you do for those who want to reinstall the app, but missed out on that significant 25-digit setup code? You've probably already tried each of the anticipated "looks" around, but there are a few more things you can try that you might not know.

If you know the product keys and how they work, you can assume that your Office 2016/2013 product key will be encrypted, stored in the Windows registry, just like old versions of Office and most other applications.

Microsoft has changed the way it manages Microsoft Office product keys, starting with Office 2013, while keeping a portion of this product key. It follows that all these product key finder apps are not as useful as they were.

They should work if you are looking for an item key for a single member of Office 2016 and 2013 such as Word or Excel, in addition to following the essentials of the entire suite such as Office Home & Student, Office Home & Business, or Office Professional on 2016 models or 2013.

Here are 3 ways to go to basic MS Office 2016/2013 product mining:

Find Office 2016/2013 Essential in your documentation or mail
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If you bought microsoft office 2016 product key or 2013 in a box with a disc or as a commercial card (electronic download) from a retail store, your product key will be with that purchase - about the product card, on a sticker, in the guide, or around the disc sleeve.

If you purchased one of these versions of Office from Microsoft online, your product key will be saved to your Microsoft account online (see below for more information) and / or will be attached to your confirmation email.

Your product key should be posted on a sticker when 2013 or Office 2016 returned to your PC after purchase. Make sure you are using the primary Office 2016/2013 product and not the Windows product key you may have found on this sticker.

I guess you looked at these areas before locating yourself. There is one thing that can help you if you bought Office online:

While I said earlier that the product key finder applications will not locate the necessary Office 2013 product, some will find the last five samples, the only thing saved on their own computer that can be helpful for the search.

Here's how to take action:

Download Belarc Advisor. It is one of the largest news programs on the market and doubles as a product key finder.

Install Belarc Advisor and run it. It takes a few minutes to excavate everything, such as the necessary part of the item or the Office 2016 suite.

In the Belarc Advisor computer profile browser window that opens, click or tap the Software Licenses link in the left margin.

Start looking for a mention of Microsoft Office 2016 or Microsoft Office 2013 in the list.

Belarc Advisor gives the name of a specific package or program, so if you only have Word 2016, start searching for Microsoft - Office Word 2016. If you have the full suite, start looking for Microsoft - Office Professional Plus 2013, Get the idea.

You'll notice a set of numbers, followed by (Key: endings with AB1CD). These five personalities, whatever they may be, will be the last five personalities of your legitimate Office 2016 or Office 2013 product, essential.


The numbers in front of this sentence are not essential for your product. Belarc Advisor is not effective in locating the entire Office product necessary for all these variants as it does not exist on the personal computer unlike previous versions of Office.

Now you have part of your MS Office key, you can search for this series of characters in your computer and emails by viewing any documents you have in your purchase.

If you don't have a paper trail of your office, this suggestion isn't helpful, but it's worthwhile for those who can.

View your own Office 2016 or 2013 Essential on the Office Account page
If you've activated your copy of 2013 or Microsoft Office 2016 and signed up, you'll be pleased to know that you've been enrolled by Microsoft and reveal to you your product key, which is your initial one.

Here's what you need to do to see it:

Sign in to your Microsoft Office account page.

Tap or click Install to Disk.

Depending on whether you installed Microsoft Office before and how you purchased the program, enter or do not need to know the product key. Just click or tap the Install button and follow the directions provided.

On the page that will be loaded later, click or tap I have a disk, and then click View Item Key.

If that works, replace your Office 2016/2013 product key and keep it in a safe place. You don't need to repeat it again when you need it all!

Obtain a replacement Office 2013 product key from Microsoft
Another alternative, with which you may or may not be lucky, would be to contact Microsoft to request a replacement key.

I can see the product key over the phone and Microsoft won't trust the MS Office I purchased. You will want to find any proofs of purchase that you can locate and prepare before calling.

The best number to call Microsoft Service Center on can be found.

I advise you to review our manual on How to Talk to a Technical Service Center before calling. I know any help can be difficult for anyone, as simple as summoning a surrogate secret may seem.

Microsoft 365 and MS Office 2013 and 2016 product keys
You don't need to worry about product keys if you have a copy of MS Office 2016 or 2013 that you installed with your Microsoft 365 subscription!

Sign in to your Microsoft 365 account online, then follow the instructions on the menu to download and install the latest version of Microsoft Office 2016.

If you don't understand the password for your Microsoft account, you can reset it fairly easily.

Tips and information
If it can be very tempting to take a free Office product key that can be found in a specific list on the Internet, or download and then use a key generator app that supports Office 2013, it can be very tempting, in both cases it is prohibited.

Unfortunately, if this is not one of the choices I mentioned earlier, it remains to purchase a new copy of Office.

Keep in mind that the search tools work well with different variants of Office.

Watch our tutorials on discovering the secrets of Office 2010 and 2007 products, as well as another more relevant tutorial on discovering the keys to older versions of Microsoft Office. Any Issues then contact us microsoft office 365 support .


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