I recently sent out a laptop for repair. It seems different on different versions of Windows—it was three times on Windows 7, and it seems to be five times on Windows Server 2008 R2. Is there any other way to update my product key? And you're done for that installation of Office on that computer. If you are using virtual machines for testing and cross-compatibility on Macintosh computers, you'll need to use the manual method in those circumstances. This can be useful if you are having activation problems and need to make sure you have not used the same key twice on different machines in error, or if you are trying to maintain records and have your huge list of licence codes from various purchases and want to know which ones are used where and perhaps which are not yet used at all.
You need to delete two registry keys. This page is intended for technical support providers and network administrators. Be that as it may, soon after a popup appears telling me that the product key used is illegal, so I've bought a new one, this time from a reliable retailer shop. Hope this is now a little clearer and you may be able to find a solution for me. You might have done this already in the step above. It tries to activate using the old product key.
Note: The url in the command above begins with kay-emm-ess-zero-one. Otherwise, if any error text appears, further investigation is in order. So I have to work to fix that. The concept behind the procedure on this page is explained on. This allows Windows to recognize the new product key. Hi, As my experience, use ospp. The same Knowledge Base article also describes how to reset Product Activation manually so that the system will prompt for a new key.
That's all there is to change a product key on one, ten or a hundred machines! Is there any place where I can get the package i. Totally defeats the purpose of volume licensing. You will need to type different command for this one, but it is the same process as for Command Prompt. I bought a Win7 Ultimate from a download website that was claiming to be legal. Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report. By using PowerShell, after defining the process for a single computer, expanding it to many others is a trivial task.
This method assumes that Windows or Office has never been activated on this machine before. You can skip the screen that asks for a product key at the start of the installation process. This is much clearer than the previous method for Office 2007 where the last character simply did not appear on screen while it was validating, there was just a mysterious wait and then the character appeared along with a green tick or not, if it was invalid. The two require slightly different methodologies for changing the product key. Notice that you can use the ospp.
Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 on this site the. You can also contact Microsoft directly to get a new product key. Best regards Andreas Molin Andreas Molin Site: www. This changes the product key but does not apply it. Further, the particular edition of Office has bearing on the key type to be used. This might work with older versions of Office. Run the following command to replace the product key, replacing - - - - with the product key.
Your windows is not genuine and your office is not genuine. For example, the first command below applies to the current computer, while the second one will be run on a remote computer. Would you like to answer one of these instead? If you installed Windows from a retail license and would like to use that license on another computer, this allows you to remove the license. So the command line seems not enough for Office 2016. Of course, for large businesses you should be looking at volume licensing and simplifying this a lot, but many medium sized businesses may not be in a position to do that, yet need to control their spending and show they have good records of their software in use. To do that, a couple of methods exist. It may be desirable to develop a script that can extract this information using the Windows Command Prompt for reasons such as administrative efficiency or automation.
You can also change your product key from the Activation screen in the Settings app, but this command lets you do it from the command line. Hi Andreas Molin, Would you please let us know current situation of this issue? Assuming your key is valid the message disappears and the button is activated so you can carry on. Find Your Product Key Using Notepad First, open Notepad. However, to use this method, every target computer must have PowerShell installed and PowerShell remoting enabled and accessible. Note: The url in the command above begins with kay-emm-ess-zero-one. Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.