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Identifying your Microsoft Office Product Key

If you uninstall your current version of Microsoft Office, you should keep your product key on file so you can reinstall it at a later time if you choose to do so.

Microsoft Office 2016

You likely won't need to recover or replace the product key if you purchased Office 2016 online or it's been installed once before. To install Office, go to Microsoft's My Account page and sign in with the Microsoft account tied to the product and click the Install button.

If you'd prefer to install Office using a disk and you need the product key, you can find it on your account page. Under the Account Options, click [Install from a disk]. On the next screen, click on [I have a disk], and then click on the [View your product key] button to display the install product key.

Important: If you sign in to your account page with a Microsoft account that's not linked to your subscription, you'll get this message: "Office isn't associated with this account." You'll need to sign in with the Microsoft account that was used when you redeemed and installed Office for the first time. If you continue to have problems signing in to your account page, contact Microsoft support to review your options.

If you bought the box product at a store and you haven't installed Office 2016 yet, the product key can be found in the packaging.

 

Microsoft Office 2010/2013

You may be able to recover the Microsoft Office product key online. This option is available if you purchased, downloaded, and installed Office 2010/2013 online, or at one point, the product key was associated with a Microsoft account. To recover the product key, go to Microsoft's My Account and sign in with the Microsoft account tied to the install. The account details page will contain the product key and provide a download link to install Office.

You may also be able to recover the Office product key in the confirmation email you received if you purchased the product online. If you purchased Office 2010/2013 directly from Microsoft, search for "Microsoft" in your emails. If you purchased from a third-party retailer try searching the retailer's name. Check all mail folders including the Junk folder for this email.

If you bought the box product at a store, the product key can be found in the packaging.

You can also contact Microsoft support as they may be able to help if you have a valid proof of purchase.

 

Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac

You may be able to recover the Microsoft Office product key online. This option is available if you purchased, downloaded, and installed Office 2011 for Mac online, or at one point, the product key was associated with a Microsoft account. To recover the product key, go to Microsoft's My Account and sign in with the Microsoft account tied to the install. The account details page will contain the product key and provide a download link to install Office.

Your product key should also be available in the confirmation email you received if you purchased the product online. If you purchased Office 2011 for Mac directly from Microsoft, search for "Microsoft" in your emails. If you purchased from a third-party retailer try searching the reatiler's name. Check all mail folders including the Junk folder for this email.

If you bought the box product at a store, the product key is on an orange sticker affixed to the installation DVD cover or case.

You can also contact Microsoft support as they may be able to help if you have a valid proof of purchase.

 

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