Download and use Office 2016 for FREE without a product key

Download and use office 2016 for free without product key

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 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 flash 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

Activating Office 2016 video guide

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

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  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"
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  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:s8.now.im
    cscript ospp.vbs /setprt:1688
    cscript ospp.vbs /act


    If you see the error 0xC004F074, it means that your internet connection is unstable or the server is busy. Please make sure your device is online and try the command “act” again until you succeed.

    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:s8.now.im
    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>

    activate office 2016 manually method 1 - Download and use Office 2016 for FREE without a product key

2. Using prewritten batch script

This one is not recommended anymore due to the new update of Microsoft.

Supported products:

  • Microsoft Office Standard 2016
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016

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

@echo off
title Activate Microsoft Office 2016 (ALL versions) for FREE - MSGuides.com&cls&echo =====================================================================================&echo #Project: Activating Microsoft software products for FREE without additional 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&set i=1&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /inpkey:XQNVK-8JYDB-WJ9W3-YJ8YR-WFG99 >nul||goto notsupported
:skms
if %i% GTR 10 goto busy
if %i% EQU 1 set KMS=kms7.MSGuides.com
if %i% EQU 2 set KMS=s8.now.im
if %i% EQU 3 set KMS=s9.now.im
if %i% GTR 3 goto ato
cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /sethst:%KMS% >nul
:ato
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 24/7!&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 skms)
explorer "http://MSGuides.com"&goto halt
:notsupported
echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo Sorry, your version is not supported.&echo.&goto halt
:busy
echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo Sorry, the server is busy and can't respond to your request. Please try again.&echo.
: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

If you would have any questions or concerns, please leave your comments. I would be glad to explain in more details. Thank you so much for all your feedback and support!

Who am I ?
I am Guang, a freelancer and a blogger. I'm currently managing KMS system, MSGuides blog and 2 tech Youtube channels.

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

  1. I was able to activate Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 with no issues at all. I’ve used the batch script method on a Windows 10 (registered version) laptop. Thanks for your great work! Just one question: Is the license permanent? I think Miscrosoft keeps checking for the Key to be legal or still valid, righ? How does it work?

    Reply
  2. i got mag on command prompt ” successfully activated” but in real when i opened the word file its again asking for the activation. its has not activated yet. same status. what can be done bro

    Reply
  3. Venho agradecer, deu super certo!!!
    Só ler direitinho o texto e seguir todos os passos!
    Muito obrigada mesmo!!!!!!!!

    Reply
  4. I got ‘product activation successful’ but when I open word it is saying ‘activation required’. why? can someone help me?

    Reply
  5. hello Vix,

    try to run the same in program files. and if that fails try program files (86)

    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:s8.now.im
    cscript ospp.vbs /setprt:1688
    cscript ospp.vbs /act

    Reply
  6. Step 1: Copy the code below into a new text document.
    this method worked.
    but I don’t see product activated written?

    Reply
  7. I tried the procedure above, but this happened:, ERROR CODE: 0xC004F074
    ERROR DESCRIPTION: The Software Licensing Service reported that the product could not be activated. No Key Management Service (KMS) could be contacted. Please see the Application Event Log for additional information.
    To view the activation event history run: cscript ospp.vbs /dhistorykms

    pls help. Thank you.

    Reply
  8. Hello I tried the procedure on step-1 and all went well.
    however, when i opened the msoffice ex., word. I still see the message your license isn’t genuine and you may be a victim of software counterfeiting.
    Anyhelp would be appreciated!!

    Reply
  9. Sir,
    A lot of unwanted stuff on your website, without any use.
    for the past 10 days I am trying all the options to install MS office. but I couldn’t.
    please update your website with the latest workable link and downloadable files.
    Its better not to main a website, rather than this.

    Reply
  10. The key is not working please. Kindly help Sir ! This is what is displayed
    .
    .
    .
    ============================================================================
    #Project: Activating Microsoft software products for FREE without software
    ============================================================================
    #Supported products:
    – Microsoft Office Standard 2016
    – Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016

    The system cannot find the path specified.
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    ============================================================================
    Activating your Office…
    ============================================================================
    The connection to my KMS server failed! Trying to connect to another one…
    Please wait…
    ============================================================================
    The connection to my KMS server failed! Trying to connect to another one…
    Please wait…
    ============================================================================
    The connection to my KMS server failed! Trying to connect to another one…
    Please wait…
    ============================================================================
    Sorry! Your version is not supported.
    Please try installing the latest version here: bit.ly/downloadmsp

    Reply
    1. This script only works on these versions,
      – Microsoft Office Standard 2016
      – Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016
      & check your system requirements too.

      Reply
  11. Had been using this KMS technique since last so many years. But this message has started to appear since last few days:
    “ACTION NEEDED: Your license is not genuine, and you may be a victim of software counterfeiting. Avoid interruption and keep your files safe with genuine Office today.”

    Any advise !?!?!

    Reply
  12. Hello,

    Thanks for the script; Office is activated but the following message pops up:

    “ACTION NEEDED Your license isn’t genuine, and you may be a victim of software counterfeiting, Avoid interruption and keep your files safe with genuine Office today.”

    Do you know how to stop this message?

    Regards.

    Reply
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