How to Activate Microsoft Office 2016 or 2013 on your New System/Laptop or Device

The Microsoft Office Activation process for new systems on laptops with Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 that are purchased with Office 2016 or Office 365 are no longer include a Product Key card. Thus they do require a Microsoft Account (MSA) for activation. In this post we are telling you the easy ways to find your office or to activate it in your new system, laptop or smartphone.

Office 2016 or Office 365 Activation

Before activating your Microsoft Office 2016 2013 or 365 product, please ensure that your Windows activation has been completed. If Windows is not activated, update it and then review your Windows activation again. Once Windows is activated you may start your Office Activation.


Activation Steps to Follow

  • Open Office application icon
  • It will display ‘activate your office’ message.Click the Activate button to start the activation process.
  • Sign in your Microsoft Account through if you are not currently signed in.
  • Select your Country and Language preferences.
  • If you have multiple Office product keys tied to your MSA, you will see them listed. Select the one on top to activate Office.
  • Accept Office Updates
  • You are all set and can now start using your Office app.
  • Ensure your office is successfully activated. Go to File > Account in your Word document. Click the Update Options next to Office Updates and select “Update Now”
  • Let Office run through the updates and once complete check back to the same location to ensure the product is successfully activated

You are done.

Things to ConsiderDuring Activation Process

When activating your Office product in Windows 8.1/10 you will need to complete the following steps:

  • Ensure your Windows activation completion. Review your Windows activation again if not activated.
  • An active Internet connection is required to activate your Office setup 2013 or 365 product.
  • Once you initiate the activation process, please wait until all of the Office upgrades, downgrades, and updates have been completed on Microsoft’s backend. Activation process may take longer or shorter as per the Internet connection.
  • Please return later to check and verify that you have successfully activated your Office product purchase.

Activation Troubleshooting

If you are facing issues like “Office 2016 or 365 isn’t associated with this account”, you may need to take an expert help.

The above error displaying during the activation process home & student 2016 indicates that Office is not associated with your Microsoft Account. To resolve this manually, you must open the Microsoft Activation Troubleshooter Fix-It tool available thereon &follow these steps:

  • You will be prompted to Open or Save, Click Open
  • The troubleshooter will open click Next
  • The tool will detect any problems then when finished close the troubleshooter and try the activation process again.

Next error generally comes is- “Telephone Activation is no longer supported error”. If you get an error indicating telephone activation isn’t supported, you must call our tech experts for on given toll free numbers.

If you don’t know how to troubleshoot these errors, then we recommend you to dial our toll free numbers given below.

For USA Customers: +1-855-441-4419 Toll Free

For UK Customers: +44-800-078-6054 Toll Free

For Australia Customers:  +61-1800-769-903 Toll Free

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