How can I find or recover Office 2016 professional product key after installation, when I want to reformat my computer or reinstall Office 2016 on a new PC?
Now in this article, we will list all the possible ways that you can find Office product key online or on your computer.
Generally, once the software is installed on computer, its product key will be saved in registry file automatically. Office 2016 product key is also stored in the system registry file after installation. So if you can find the registry file, Office 2016 product key will also be found. Only because it is written in binary format, we cannot read it directly.
But if you have product key finder tool iSunshare Product Key Finder in hand, everything will be different. It would be easy for you to display and find product keys for softwares installed on your computer, surely including newly-installed Office 2016 product key just with one click.
Step 1: Install and run iSunshare Product Key Finder on your computer.
iSunshare Product Key Finder full version should be run on the computer where Office 2016 has been installed. And note that the PC should not be formatted after Office 2016 installation, otherwise Office product key may be lost from system registry file.
Step 2: Click Start Recovery button at the bottom side.
Step 3: Office 2016 product key is recovered and shown instantly on Product Key Finder tool.
You can see your Office 2016 product key now, and product keys about other installed software are also found at the same time. Cilck Save to File button to back up all of the product keys in a text file, then you needn't worry about the registration problem when you need to reinstall and activate these softwares on another computer.
As is known, Office product key isn't provided directly if you buy or download it online. Instead, when you first install Microsoft Office, the Microsoft account will be asked and linked to your product. Once the Office is activated, related information will be saved to Microsoft account.
Therefore, if you have Office 2016 installations associated with your Microsoft account, you can log in your Microsoft account, see the installations and get the key on the My Account page.
Step 1: After Microsoft login on My Account page, you can get partial product key codes for Office installations.
Navigate to Account Options > Install from a disc > I have a disc, and click View your product key button. Then product key for the installation is displayed.
Step 2: Run command prompt on your PC to find the last 5 characters of Office product key.
Step 3: Match last 5 characters from command prompt to product key codes from My Account page. You will receive Office 2016 product key for installation.
Refer to: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Find-your-Office-product-key-after-installation-026bc81b-6b2f-4052-b433-f41e6cc31c5a
If Office 2016 is pre-installed on your computer, probably its product key is printed on the Certificate of Authenticity sticker on computer, especially common for Windows 7 PCs. The one in registry and key-viewer application is a red herring. So if it came with a CD, look for the sticker on the card to find Office 2016 product key.
In summary, you have different ways to find out Office 2016 product key in different cases. And iSunshare Product Key Finder is the easiest and recommended approach because of its simplicity and efficiency.