Activate Office 2016

Next to the new Microsoft operating system, Windows 10, the new version of Office suite is also a novelty. With new strategies, Microsoft envisions to enrich all third-party platforms and, of course, their own, with plenty of new features available on Office 2016 version.

Last September 22, the new Office 2016 arrived for Windows, across all Microsoft platforms, which means an edition for the desktop environment, as well as the known Universal Apps (designed for touch and mouse input, available for Windows 10 through PC, tablets, phones, etc…Available for free on Windows Store).

On this tutorial I want to show how you can download Office 2016 and later activate it.

Download Office 16

First of all, you must download the Office setup. If you have it installed (2016 edition or earlier), to make sure this tutorial works, please uninstall it.

There are several ways of downloading Office. Microsoft distributes Office through C2R (Click-To-Run) installers and ISO files.

The C2R setups are small executable files that download the required files/packages and later installs Office. The big con if this, is that you can’t customize your installation. That’s it, C2R. You run the installer and wait. No need to customization. Therefore, you might end up with programs you won’t use like Skype and Onedrive for bussiness.

In addition to C2R setups, we have ISOs. In fact, we have two types of ISO’s for different licensing channels: The retail and the volume. These ISO’s aren’t easy to get from original sources. At least, I have never found a way, but thanks to Wzor, who uploaded them into the cloud, you can download them at any time.

Check the following sub sections to get Office.

Click-to-Run (C2R)

I have found a way to generate direct links for C2R setups, which is very simple. I decided to code a bit and implement it here. Hopefully, it’s easier for everyone.

Below, select your language, Office edition and finally chose the between 32-bits (x86) or the 64-bits (x64) version.

Microsoft fully recommends the 32 bits version (x86) (e.g. more plugins are available and compatible; the performance on 32-bits or 64-bits is basically the same.)

Threfore, unless you are sure that you need the 64-bits version, I recommend you to opt by the 32-bits.

After setting up, click the Download button and a small executable will be transferred to your local disk.


Now that you have the executable file, run it to begin the installation.

As I mentioned before, C2R is very straightforward. Once you run it, let it get the job done and you are ready to use Office.

ISO Images

If C2R is not you are looking for, you can opt by downloading ISO’s. The advantages in my opinion, is that you have the power to customize the installation, and that’s important for advanced users. Is also great for offline installs, and you can save the image file on your storage and at any time grab the ISO to install Office on any computer.

In the introduction, I mentioned ISO’s are available in two licensing channels (three, if we count OEM channel, but that is not our business as a home consumer.)

If you have volume license keys (typical on business area), you might be interest on downloading these image files.

Otherwise, if you are a home user, I recommend you to download these ones.

The ISO’s were uploaded by Wzor. Full credits for him. To download, just click the item you want, a dialog should appear and then you must click the blue button. The site is Russian, so I hope these instructions help you.

Activate Office 2016

After installing Office, it’s time to activate it. To achieve this goal, I suggest to use KMSPico. It’s a safe and functional activator that is capable to activate Office and/or Windows. You can get it and learn how to use it here.

Volume keys (GVLK) for Office 2016

Office Professional Plus 2016 – XQNVK-8JYDB-WJ9W3-YJ8YR-WFG99
Office Standard 2016 – JNRGM-WHDWX-FJJG3-K47QV-DRTFM

Project Professional 2016 – YG9NW-3K39V-2T3HJ-93F3Q-G83KTP
Project Standard 2016 – GNFHQ-F6YQM-KQDGJ-327XX-KQBVC

Visio Professional 2016 – PD3PC-RHNGV-FXJ29-8JK7D-RJRJK
Visio Standard 2016 – 7WHWN-4T7MP-G96JF-G33KR-W8GF4

Excel 2016 – 9C2PK-NWTVB-JMPW8-BFT28-7FTBF
OneNote 2016 – DR92N-9HTF2-97XKM-XW2WJ-XW3J6
Outlook 2016 – R69KK-NTPKF-7M3Q4-QYBHW-6MT9B
PowerPoint 2016 – J7MQP-HNJ4Y-WJ7YM-PFYGF-BY6C6
Publisher 2016 – F47MM-N3XJP-TQXJ9-BP99D-8K837
Skype for Business 2016 – 869NQ-FJ69K-466HW-QYCP2-DDBV6
Word 2016 – WXY84-JN2Q9-RBCCQ-3Q3J3-3PFJ6

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90 Responses

  1. When will we get the x64 version? I'm so impatient! 🙂

  2. Man,I like the job you're doing, but the download for kmspico was absolute crap! Adwares everywhere!

  3. Unknown says:

    cant install the file

  4. "File does not exist on this server" i get this message.
    Can you reupload the file please?
    I really need it 🙂

  5. Unknown says:

    It worked like a charm. I tried many but this tool really did the job.
    Thanks so much

  6. CC says:

    "File does not exist on this server" again

  7. sufi says:

    Can I download it on Windows 8.1 by above version and method which u described
    I love u and your work

    • hyro says:

      Hello 🙂
      Office 2016 is available for Windows 7 and above, including your Operating System, Windows 8.1. If you have any Office installed, example, 2013 edition, I recommend to uninstall it first 🙂
      Was this helpful?

  8. Anónimo says:

    I've searched it everywhere but all links was harmful except your last link, thanks for all people like you, it really worked and helped with my new office 2016, recommended materials, recommended support, thank you

  9. Anónimo says:

    Virus detected on a dll file in windows location

    • hyro says:

      KMSPico files may be reported as virus because it is a unknown file, because of that, protection software displays false warnings; It is considered a suspicious file, in spite of being free of virus or any other threats.

  10. where do we input the keygen?

  11. Thank you very much bro that Kmspico works really

  12. Unknown says:

    Does the Office 2016 Setup links you provided here are from the original Microsoft Source?

    • hyro says:

      Yes 🙂 I have just coded a function to generate official direct links for Office C2R (Click-to-run).

    • Unknown says:

      but isn't the final Office 2016 RTM version is 16.0.4266.1003, whereas as setup you have provided are for version 14.0.4229.1024

    • hyro says:

      You are doing a interesting question 🙂
      In fact, there are three Office builds numbers for each licence type.
      Here are the respective versions (all RTM)
      C2R (Click-to-Run): 16.0.4229.1024
      Retail: 16.0.4266.1003
      Volume: 16.0.4266.1001
      Why this? I really don't know. Ask Microsoft 🙂
      I understand your doubts, but you can trust that is the original setup file. Look at the file properties. I will also show to you the download link domain:….
      Finally, if you still have doubts, do you want the original ISO? Just tell me the language and edition (32 bits or 64 bits) and I will provide the link. I am working on a function to generate the download links :p Keep in mind, though, the ISOs were uploaded to a different server because Microsoft links are temporary or, in case of MSDN retail, require a MSDN subscription. Still, I give you my word they are untouched ISO's files. One of the reasons why I created this website was to provide genuine/original downloads. 🙂
      See the ISO content on this image

    • Unknown says:

      i know that your Links are Original, as i have already checked by myself the download link, after my first comment. but actually my query here is that ver. 16.0.4229.1024 is the last insider preview version of Office 2016 released to insider before Office 2016 RTM & you can't directly update from preview 16.0.4229.1024 to 16.0.4266.1003(which you have to as its actual RTM version)(and I think you gets future stable updates for 16.0.4266.1003 version & future preview updates for 16.0.4229.1024 ver ) without having a office 365 subscription or Office 2016 standalone License. So can you provide me the original links of the Setup of the
      Office Retail: 16.0.4266.1003 or the
      Volume: 16.0.4266.1001 Version as you Mentioned above

    • hyro says:

      Thanks for notice that. You are write… I am working on it
      About ISO's, you forget to mention language & edition 🙂
      I am going to share with you the link for English 32 bits (the 64-bits version is not recommended… Microsoft encourages the 32-bits)

    • Unknown says:

      Thanks Fábio Daniel for Providing the Link.

      But can you Provide the ORIGINAL Links for the Office Professonal plus 2016 Retail or Volume, Lang-EN & 64-Bit one

    • Unknown says:

      And one Question also, why the VLSC Editions in the above Kink you provided has only a Sizes in range of 900 MB whereas MSDN, Retail version of Office sizes at 2.25-2.5 GB

    • Unknown says:

      * above Link you provided

    • hyro says:

      The answer is easy. The MSDN (Retail) ISO's contain both 32 and 64 bits, while the Volume ISO's are separated, there is a single file for the 32 bits and another one for the 64 bits.
      About your request, enjoy it 🙂
      Download Eglish VLSC 64-bits

    • Unknown says:

      Can you provide anyone of the direct Source links from Microsoft you get the these files from, might be as for a trial version

    • hyro says:

      As I told you, those links were temporary, won't work anymore. If you don't trust the above files, sorry, nothing I can do about it.

  13. Anónimo says:

    Hello, I am having an issue where all components, stop working almost immediately. Win 10 32 bit

  14. My setup kept getting ready the whole day

  15. Anónimo says:

    ill try this out….
    ill send feedback when im done

  16. Sobhan Bihan says:

    Where's Infopath Designer (64-bit)?

    • hyro says:

      The Infopath Designer is not included on 2016 version, as Microsoft reportedly announced that 2013 version would the end of the road for the service. InfoPath 2013 client will be supported under Microsoft's lifecycle support until April 2023
      InfoPath 2013 remains the current version and therefore won't be included in the Office 2016 version of Office 365 ProPlus. When you update an existing installation of Office 365 ProPlus to the Office 2016 version, InfoPath is removed from the computer. If your users still need to use InfoPath, the previous version will be available for installation on the Software page in the Office 365 portal.
      Source: Technet Microsoft

  17. Unknown says:

    "File does not exist on this server" by the link you give in a comment! But when i want to download via the download button, it makes me dl an ".ace" file … I'm not confidend with it :/
    Can you reupload the link ? Thank you 🙂

  18. Anónimo says:

    when i enter the volume keys it says " this product key is for volume licensed version of microsoft office profficeonal plus 2016, which is currently installed. To use the product key, contact your administrator"

    i tried all the product key but it keeps saying that..what should i do?

    • hyro says:

      This is a little bit complicated to explain… I have listed those keys not to activate Office, but to convert licence types, for example, from Retail to Volume. Why this? Functional Office activators use KMS technology. KMS is used to activate products (not only Office) that use a specific local network, as result, once you install Office on a PC that is connected with that network, your Office will be activated. This is very handy on enterprises and is used by us, home users, to get Office for free :)))
      What you should do is, ignore that keys, they are not what you are looking for, and use specifically the KMSPico to activate Office 2016. Instructions from the post beginning 🙂

  19. Anónimo says:

    oh i see.. so i have to use KMSpico to activate the office 2016….
    one more question..:) is it safe to use this KMSPico ?????
    … cause i read to internet they attack your system files…

    • hyro says:

      Yes, it's safe. I recommend you to disable your antivirus temporarily, because some antivirus will report false-positive warnings. That happens because the software has no security certificate, or it's an unknown file, or because it's detected as kind of piracy tool. Although, it's free of malware or virus, most advanced antivirus just warn the user as a suspicious file, because the mentioned certificates are missing 🙂
      Here it is the link:

  20. Anónimo says:

    KMSPico has fucked up my computer, man!!!!

  21. Unknown says:


  22. 何源倫 says:

    Greeting from far East 🙂 You're website rocks!

  23. Raziel says:

    Thanks a lot man, tested and working in office retail x64 spanish.

    Greetings from Mexico City !!!!

  24. Anónimo says:

    i have office 2016 ver. 16.0.4266.1003 and i want a activate code.
    all the code from the top do not fix.

  25. It worked wonderfully well, Thanks a lot Fabio.

  26. Unknown says:

    Hi Fabio,

    I installed MS Office 2016 32 bit on my computer and activated with the link you have provided. It worked fine for about a week. Then all of a sudden it stopped working. For instance when I tried opening a document in Word 2016 I get the message that an error occurred, something to do with MSO.Dll. I am not sure what this is. Do you think this is because of enabling the automatic updates features of MS Office 2016? Anyways thanks for providing the ISO and KMS Activator. It's really a shame that Microsoft prices Office ridiculously high that students like myself can't afford, and thus have to resort to obtaining MS Office in an "unethical" way.

    • hyro says:

      It seems that the MSO.dll got corrupted or something like that. It has nothing to do with KMS activator. Probably, the Office was updated on the background and something wen't wrong or the new updated file MSO.dll has some problem within. Have you tried re-install Office? I had the same problem with Office 2013 and managed to fix it by replacing the MSO.dll file, which can be done by installing a new copy of the program.

      All the content present here is for people like you and me. I am also a student, and because I am related with software development (want to be Software Engineer) I need very specific tools that I just can't afford. I am glad I can help people like you, thought it is not ethic.

  27. Anónimo says:

    Hi, I have a problem, I install office 365 free for a month, these because I have a new computer and it doesn´t have it; then wen the month end I had the programs perhaps I can´t use them, so I look for the solutionand found this page, the problem is that I uninstall the program and tried intalling the office by the link you put in here, but it doesn´t work in any version (32 or 64), it appers that I all ready have office 32x, but I look in every where of the macchine and I don´t see nothing of office, and with the 32 version appers error 30143-37. wath should I do, help!!!!!

  28. Problem installing KMSpico. final step installing KMSpico, SECOH-QAD.dll shows denied. how to solve?

  29. your work is amazing! thank you so much

  30. i can't install kmspico on ma windows 7 64bit

  31. Anónimo says:

    your work is amazing! thank you

  32. dude , if i update something new, ist still work like normally?

  33. Slash says:

    thanks so much… finally i can activated OFFICE without any virus spyware..

  34. Anónimo says:

    can I delete the KMSpico after activation? or do I need to retain it in order to use the office?

  35. Anónimo says:

    Tudo ia bem até hoje. Agora aparece no topo da janela (Produto não licenciado).

    Em seguida, surge a mensagem: Infelizmente, o Word encontrou um erro que o está impedindo de funcionar corretamente. Como resultado, o Word deverá ser fechado.

    O que faço?

  36. Something went wrong, Sorry we ran into a problem 30174-8(1393)
    ISO doesn't download either…

    • hyro says:

      Well, as the Setup is official, try to get some support from Microsoft on their forums. Let me ask you something… you mentioned ISO compressed files, have you tried Click-to-run instead? They are small executable installers that download latest Office files (last version) and install Office on your PC. If ISO is failing, C2R may save your life :p

  37. ISO Failed. waste of my time…

  38. Still trying to do Office 2016… Can you do WordPerfect Suite 7. That would be so great…..

  39. CyberDaeng says:

    Hi, I have the following message when running KMSPico.

    The Office 16, Office16O365ProPlusR_Grace edition because is 365 can't activate it with KMS, install a different edition

    It seems the activation it didnt went thru. Any advice?

    • hyro says:

      I installed Office 365, which can't be activated by KMS as it's connected with the Cloud and Microsoft will detect easily that you don't have subscription. Install Professional Plus 🙂

  40. Joshua Tiso says:

    Wow worked Perfect thank you so much 🙂

  41. Blue says:

    Hi, after installing it says i have to activate it after 29 days. what to do?

  42. Dil Shan says:

    how can i see our office 2016 activated or not? can u tell me plz

  43. Hey, I downloaded Office here, and installed it, but when I used KMS Pico it sends me a message that say: Office16 can't be activated because it's a Evaluation Version, Upgrade to the full version. I spend a LOOOT of time to can't be activated; give me an answer please! It installed it on my another computer like 1 month ago, but now not

  44. hyrokumata says:

    you are right… I will try to fix it as soon as possible. Sorry 🙁

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