Deactivate Office 2016 Installation – License Removal & Transfer

Summary

  • To deactivate an Office 2016 installation, open any Office app, go to File > Account, and click on “Deactivate Product.”
  • After deactivating, you can transfer the license to another device by signing in to your Microsoft account and activating the software.
  • If you encounter issues, ensure you are connected to the internet, check your activation limit, and contact Microsoft support for help.
  • For complete uninstallation of Office 2016, open the Control Panel on your Windows computer and select “Uninstall a program.”

In this article, I will discuss how to deactivate an Office 2016 installation, remove the license, and transfer it to another device.

Understanding the Importance and Process

When it comes to deactivating an Office 2016 installation, it is crucial to follow the proper steps to ensure that the license is removed and can be transferred successfully. This process is important for managing your software licenses and ensuring that they are used appropriately.

To deactivate your Office 2016 installation and remove the license, follow these steps:

1. Open any Office application, such as Microsoft Word or Excel.
2. Click on the “File” tab in the top left corner of the application.
3. Select “Account” from the menu on the left-hand side.
4. Look for the “Product Information” section, where you will see the option to “Deactivate Product.”

Click on “Deactivate Product” to remove the license from your current installation.

Once you have successfully deactivated the license, you can then transfer it to another installation of Office 2016 or another device. This process allows you to manage your licenses efficiently and ensure that they are used in compliance with Microsoft’s terms of service.

Preparing for Deactivation and Transfer

Step Description
1 Open any Office application, such as Word or Excel.
2 Click on the “File” tab in the top left corner of the application.
3 Click on “Account” in the left-hand menu.
4 Under the “Product Information” section, click on “Update Options” and then “Update Now”.
5 Wait for the update to complete, then click on “Manage Account”.
6 Sign in with your Microsoft account credentials.
7 Click on “Deactivate Installation”.
8 Confirm the deactivation process.
9 Your Office 2016 installation is now deactivated and ready for transfer to another device.

Executing the Deactivation and Verification

To deactivate and verify your Office 2016 installation, you will first need to open any Office application on your computer. Click on the “File” tab in the top-left corner of the application window. Next, select “Account” from the menu options.

Under “Product Information,” you will see the option to deactivate the installation. Click on “Deactivate Product” and confirm the deactivation process. This will remove the license from your computer and allow you to transfer it to another device.

After deactivating the license, you can then uninstall Office 2016 from your computer if you no longer need it. Go to the Control Panel on your Windows computer and click on “Uninstall a program.” Find Microsoft Office 2016 in the list of installed programs, right-click on it, and select “Uninstall.”

Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the uninstallation process. Once Office 2016 has been uninstalled, you can transfer the license to another device by signing in to your Microsoft account and activating the software on the new computer.

Troubleshooting and Additional Help

Microsoft Office Troubleshooting Menu

If you encounter any issues during the process of deactivating your Office 2016 installation or transferring your license, here are some troubleshooting tips and additional help to guide you through:

1. If you are having trouble deactivating your Office 2016 installation, ensure that you are connected to the internet. Check your internet connection and try deactivating again.

2. If you are unable to transfer your license to a new device, make sure that you have not exceeded the maximum number of allowed activations. Check your account settings to verify the number of devices associated with your license.

3. If you are still facing issues, consider reaching out to Microsoft support for further assistance. Contact Microsoft Support for help with deactivating your Office 2016 installation or transferring your license.

Remember to have your product key and account information ready when seeking additional help from Microsoft support. They will be able to provide you with personalized assistance to resolve any issues you may encounter during the deactivation and license transfer process.

If you are looking for more information on how to deactivate your Office 2016 installation or transfer your license, you can also refer to the official Microsoft Office support website for detailed instructions and FAQs. Microsoft’s support resources can provide you with comprehensive guidance on managing your Office 2016 license effectively.

FAQs

How do I deactivate Office 2016 on my computer?

To deactivate Office 2016 on your computer, open any Office app like Word or Excel. Navigate to File > Account, then look for ‘Manage Account’ or ‘Manage Subscriptions’. From there, select the option to deactivate the software on that device.

How do I completely Uninstall Office 2016?

To completely uninstall Office 2016, you will need to open the control panel on your Windows computer.

How do I deactivate Office 2016 license to allow new install?

To deactivate your Office 2016 license in order to install it on a new computer, open an Office app, go to “File,” select “Account,” and choose “Deactivate Product.” This will allow you to activate the license on the new computer.