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Remove Office 2016 Product Key
  1. Open a command prompt as Administrator
  2. In the command prompt, type the following:
  • Office 2016 (32-bit) on a 32-bit version of Windows

    cscript "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16\OSPP.VBS" /dstatus

  • Office 2016 (32-bit) on a 64-bit version of Windows

    cscript "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16\OSPP.VBS" /dstatus

  • Office 2016 (64-bit) on a 64-bit version of Windows

    cscript "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16\OSPP.VBS" /dstatus

  1. You should now get a screen with some license details such as the license name, type and the last 5 characters of the Product Key.

  2. You can use the last 5 characters of the Product Key to remove it using command:

  • Office 2016 (32-bit) on a 32-bit version of Windows

    cscript "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16\OSPP.VBS" /unpkey:<LAST 5 CHARACTERS>

  • Office 2016 (32-bit) on a 64-bit version of Windows

    cscript "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16\OSPP.VBS" /unpkey:<LAST 5 CHARACTERS>

  • Office 2016 (64-bit) on a 64-bit version of Windows

    cscript "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16\OSPP.VBS" /unpkey:<LAST 5 CHARACTERS>

  1. Enjoy!
@MinhNH182
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MinhNH182 commented Aug 30, 2017

It works pretty well, many thanks 👍

@pere88
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pere88 commented Nov 7, 2017

Fantastic!

@ialima
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ialima commented Nov 12, 2017

Thanks, thanks, thanks!!! Works perfectly.

@yosefzai
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yosefzai commented Jun 11, 2018

It fixed my issue however for some reason now when I access one note it gives me a message that "we didn't find any office product for this account" my email account

@gurkannavruz
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gurkannavruz commented Jun 18, 2018

You;re great.. thnxx!

@licengkuri
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licengkuri commented Sep 22, 2018

thanks working

@Tommasov
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Tommasov commented Oct 31, 2018

Thank you

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ghost commented Nov 21, 2018

Thank you so much! I don't really know why but I had 4 licenses but I only have a 365 home subscription... I've been able to remove the other ones because of you. Thanks again!

@joanaarantes
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joanaarantes commented May 18, 2019

Working! Problem Solved! Thank you!

@mudabbirali92
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mudabbirali92 commented Mar 3, 2020

those who are wandering here to find why my cmd showing "C:>" in advance. So you have to change the directory to installed directory of your ms office. just type cd "your path" then type cscript "OPSS.vbs" /dstatus. Make sure to append spaces as I have mentioned in demo..
Thanks in advance

@cpardanaz
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cpardanaz commented Jun 24, 2020

Great tip!. Thank you.

@vleitzgen
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vleitzgen commented Sep 18, 2020

Hi, worked great, but the old license is coming back again and again and again and I cannot get rid of it this way. Any other idea? Registry?

@sibbieboi
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sibbieboi commented Oct 27, 2020

Hey thank you very much for solving the problem. I specially made an account to thank you. Much Appreciated. Tension released. May god bless you and your family and everyone around you . Much Love. Thanks

@cgitosh
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cgitosh commented May 1, 2021

You are the GOAT, I was about to go fiddle around in the registry

@timchambers
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timchambers commented Sep 1, 2021

Worked like a charm, thank you!

@lax2012
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lax2012 commented Feb 9, 2022

Fantastic! You deserve a beer! Tell me your paypal and I'll send it !

@hhbadarin
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hhbadarin commented May 18, 2022

Worked perfectly! Thank you so much.

@Alexmkh855
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Alexmkh855 commented Sep 15, 2022

Sorry, didn't work. Seemed like it would, commands processed, Office re-configured itself, requested system reboot, - and Activation pop-up is back again. Oh yeah, and there is no OEM subfolder in registry either.

@Alexmkh855
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Alexmkh855 commented Oct 1, 2022

No luck. Pop-up after clicking on Data.exe: Windows could not complete the extraction. Destination file could not be created. Error 0x80004005: Unspecified error.

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