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Old 12-21-2019, 10:47 AM   #1
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I have a copy of Office 2016 installed at the moment but I'm about to format my hard drive and reinstall Windows 10. I don't have my Office disk though and I don't have a record of my product key. When I open one of the Office programmes, it says the product is activated but when I log in to my Microsoft account, the product doesn't show on there. Is there a way I can reinstall it on my computer later without having the product key or having it show on my Microsoft account? I really don't want to end up needing to pay for a recurring Office 365 subscription.
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You could use a tool such as this one to get the installation key, but you will need to find a way to download or use the CD to reinstall the app.

https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/
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I'd recommend contacting MS and getting the Product activated, note you need to have the purchase invoice and all the required details of the Purchase to help with the Activation. Reach MS before you do the reinstall so they can guide you better.
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Old 12-23-2019, 06:34 AM   #4
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Thanks for the advice! I'll give those suggestions a try.
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