However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. I opted to do a clean install armed with my new knowledge. This is all speculation of course. Hopefully, after installation the image will activate itself sometimes later, but the documentation doesn't specify when and if, so a little doubt still remains whether the activation will have to be done manually. I'm clueless to this generic key process. Step 4: Open Command Prompt as administrator. I dunno more on this tomorrow.
So to test the theory I attempted this on my brothers machine. Maybe it was just the fact I waited a couple days before doing the fresh install that matters. Then, activate the Office suite. However, system re-installation or some other actions will wipe the activation info. There may be a slew more out there that will also work the same. But in any case it does happen quite a bit that you can find a valid system installed with a genuine valid copy of windows from the manufacturer and the key is either destroyed beyond use or the sticker be completely missing. Folks like to help, but much more information is needed that a one-liner can give.
Either that, or the keys be configured so a new installation is able to remove them properly without having to run as admin. Trust me, I can search. Office 2016 product key is also stored in the system registry file after installation. If you do not have a product key, or it's the first time to install Office 2016 on your computer, you may need to buy an activation key for your Office Program. Too much I have found is not working as I would think. How to find your Office Product Key after installation on computer Here in this article will show you how to find out your Office product key from your computer after installation. Complicated enough to makes for a sad day for America.
Not the answer you're looking for? There is no product key there. I did find this Can I reinstall Windows 10 on my computer after upgrading? If there was a prescribed fashion that microsoft detailed to make this happen without issue then there would be no need for crazy procedures and attempts that may or may not prove successful. I followed the prompts to download updates knowing full well I already had updated to win10 but more because I was curious of the choices I would be given. One you might not think of instantly. The wikiHow Tech Team also followed the article's instructions, and validated that they work.
Currently with so many people attempting blindly at this and even with some foreknowledge yet still failing to do it successfully this is a severe issue. 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. Another solution might be to activate the reference computer using the second method : slmgr. Check your mail folder, if you haven't deleted it, you will find the key on it. I've now upgraded to 2010 but 2007 is fine. I suggest you copy save and print any and all information you are given so there is no mistake about the number letter sequence of your valuable keys. If yours did not, that could be part of the problem.
Costco allows you to return open software. Nothing guarantees success with this thing but persistence and patience is definitely helpful. If you're connected to the Internet, Windows 10 will be automatically activated. The message here is the process is not fool proof. There is no activate by phone option on my activation page.
Step 3: Enter your Office product key, without hyphens. I intended on re-installing fresh so I was just curious if there would be an option for this here. I haven't researched this myself. I decided to throw caution to the wind and say what the heck if I'm testing a theory I'll go all the way. The product key you entered didn't work. It should issue a popup requesting you to activate it.
Unfortunately, there are many dishonest sellers who offer stolen, abused, or otherwise unauthorized Microsoft product keys for sale. So your answer is as simple as produkey. Note that this will show you the installation screen. Let's get your Office page, follow the prompts to sign in again and associate your product key with your Microsoft account. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. This is probably what you want. On these new ThinkPad machines, we can also perform a clean boot to determine whether background programs are interfering with Office activation: By the way, please also make sure you run the Office applications as administrator, check if the problem will occur then.
Alternatively, you can navigate to Command Prompt entry in the Start menu or Start screen, right-click on Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator option. After reactivation, close and re-open the Office application and verify the result. Now you have a file to double-click which will exactly restore your deletions to the registry. I've seen the reports of the same symptoms from Dell machines. Suggestion: This is a year-old thread about an issue that was properly resolved almost a year ago, and countless Microsoft updates ago.