Just installed Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016? After installation, the Office is asking to be activated. You will not be able to use it when the trial period ended? You tried to activate it using manual KMS or Microsoft Toolkit, but to no avail? You also tried to input some activation keys you found on the internet, but your MS Office is still not activated.

For this tutorial, we will discuss the following:
  • Where to download the Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016
  • How to install it. And,
  • How to activate it using command prompt
  • Bonus: If the Let's get started window is still appearing after activation, then we will also remove that thing.
Where to download and install the Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016?

1. Directly download the Microsoft Office Pro Plus 2016 image file here.
2. After downloading, right-click the image file. Press Extract to ProPlusRetail.

3. When done extracting, open the folder. Inside the ProPlusRetail, click the Office folder.

4. Select from the 2 setups. If your system is 32-bit, then double-click the Setup32.exe. If it is 64-bit, then double-click the Setup64.exe file. If you are not sure what system type or bit you have. Just go to Start > click right-click This PC > More > Properties. Find System. Under System, find the System type, and you will see there whether you have a 32-bit or 64-bit.

5. Just follow the rest of the instructions until you finished installing the Office.
6. Done!

Activating the Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 using command prompt.

1. Open search and type cmd, right-click the Command Prompt and click Run as Administrator.

2. Leave the Command Prompt for now. Go to Start again. Click This PC. Inside This PC, click the C: drive.

3. Before continuing, make sure to select the right Program Files folder for your Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016. If you installed 32-bit, click the Program Files (x86) folder, and if you installed 64-bit, click the Program Files folder.

4. I am using 64-bit, so I accessed the Program Files folder. Inside it, click the Microsoft Office folder.

5. Inside the Microsoft Office folder, click the Office16 folder.

6. All you need to do now is copy the path or location of your Office16 folder. Just click the address field, right-click, and then press COPY.

7. Back to the Command Prompt. Type cd and press the Spacebar once to have space, and then right-click anywhere the black area to paste the location that you copied in Step 6. Lastly, press the Enter key. See the image below for a visual sample of this step.

8. Your current Command Prompt directory should look like the image below. For the 32-bit users. Your location should be C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16.

9. If you got it right, copy the code below and then paste (right-click) it again inside the Command Prompt. And press the ENTER key to execute the command.

for /f %x in ('dir /b ..\root\Licenses16\proplusvl_kms*.xrm-ms') do cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\%x"

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:kms8.msguides.com

cscript ospp.vbs /setprt:1688

cscript ospp.vbs /act

11. Done!

If the Let's get started window is still appearing after activation, we would also remove it.

1. Go to Start.
2. In the search field, type Regedit, right-click and Run as Administrator.

3. In the Registry Editor, do the following:
  • Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > MICROSOFT OFFICE > Office > 16.0 > Right-click OEM folder and delete it.
  • After that go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > WOW6432NODE > MICROSOFT > Office > 16.0 > Common > Right-click the OEM folder and delete it also.

4. Done!

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