Download and use Office 2016 for FREE without a 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

How to activate Office 2016 using KMS commands

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.

Step 1.1: 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
Open Office folder
Open Office folder

Step 1.2: 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"
Convert Office license
Convert Office license

Step 1.3: 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.uk.to
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.uk.to
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>
Product activation successful
Product activation successful

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 2.1: 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.uk.to
if %i% EQU 3 set KMS=s9.us.to
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 [email protected] 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 2.2: 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 2.3: 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!

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1,118 Comments

  1. Bonjour. Merci pour votre guide j’ai essayé et ça n’a pas marché chez moi. L’ordinateur dois être connecté pendant l’activation ??

  2. 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
    ERROR CODE: 0x80070002
    ERROR DESCRIPTION: Run the following: cscript ospp.vbs /ddescr:0x80070002

    What to do next

  3. —————————————
    ERROR CODE: 0xC004F069
    ERROR DESCRIPTION: The Software Licensing Service reported that the product SKU is not found.
    please help…..I tried again and again but same error is appearing. Installed office 2016 Home and student version

  4. after i use the 3rd script i get this error, what should i do ???? please help

    C:\Program Files (x86)\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.

    Input Error: Can not find script file “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs”.

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16>

  5. I’m trying to activate office 2016, but the activation always fall. How do I manage to overcome this problem?

  6. The connection to my KMS server failed! Trying to connect to another one…
    Please wait…

    ============================================================================

    Sorry, the server is busy and can’t respond to your request. Please try again.

      1. Quero agradecer pois eu ativei meu Word 2016
        Agora gostaria de ativar meu pawer point poderiam mandar pata mim o xodigo para ativar meu pawer point 2016
        Fico grato

    1. I encounter the same difficulty. I have not yet activate my office 2016. Please, how do I do to get it succesfull?

  7. The connection to my KMS server failed! Trying to connect to another one…
    Please wait…

    ============================================================================

    Sorry, the server is busy and can’t respond to your request. Please try again.

  8. How to undo the method “2. Using prewritten batch script”?
    A friend of mine bought the Microsoft 365 Family and shared it with me.
    But when I reinstall the Office, it keeps showing the Office Professional Plus 2016 activated…

  9. I’ve tried both of the method, but still get the error code. here’s what I got from cmd.

    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
    NOTICE: A KB article has been detected for activation failure: 0xC004F074