To reinstall Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other Microsoft programs there are two procedures, depending on the type of license you have. If the computer has Office 2010, 2013 or 2016, there may be a physical or digital license attached to the installation. If activation is from Office 2019 or from an Office 365 service subscription, applications can be automatically validated with an online account and reinstalled as often as needed. Here's how to reinstall Office on a new PC or after formatting.
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1. OFFICE 2010, 2013 AND 2016
How to find the product key
If you have not registered your Office with a Microsoft account using your email and password, you will need to have a 25-digit alphanumeric product key to reinstall the program package. In an Office physical copy, the installation key often comes in the box or in the documentation that comes with the package. On the other hand, if the purchase was online, the key may be in an email sent by Microsoft after payment.
If you have lost the box and physical purchase receipt or cannot find the email that confirms an online transaction, you can obtain the license from the computer where Office was previously installed.
Step 1. Download the free Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder app (https://www.magicaljellybean/keyfinder/) and install it on your computer.
Install Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder to find Office license on PC Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 2. The start window of the program will show the programs installed on the computer and the license attached to it on CD Key. The full key appears when it comes to Office 2010 (remember that Office 2003 already has Microsoft support) . You can also get the sequence through the Command Prompt.
Find Office 2010 Licensing at Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 3. If you have Office 2013 or 2016, the utility displays only the last five digits of the code. In this case, you can use the information to try to find the full key once again in your email or on a receipt stored on your computer. If you still cannot find the license, you can get help from the Microsoft Call Center in Brazil: 0800 047 4688.
Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder shows only last five digits of Office 2013 or 2016 license Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Installing Office 2010 with Product Key
With the product key in hand, go to the Office 2010 installation page (https://www.microsoft/en-us/software-download/office). Scroll down, enter the full 25-digit key in the highlighted field, and click Verify. If the code matches a valid Office 2010 license, the site will redirect you to the program download.
Validate an Office 2010 product key to download Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Installing Office 2013 or 2016 with Product Key
Go to the Office setup page (https://office/setup) and sign in with a Microsoft account. In Enter Product Key, type the 25-digit code obtained from your email, computer, or Microsoft Product Support Services. Then select Brazil and English (Brazil) in the region and language settings and follow the steps until you get the Office installation link.
Enter Office 2013 or 2016 key to link to a Microsoft account and download Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Installing Office 2013 or 2016 with a Microsoft Account
Reinstall Office 2013 or 2016 simpler when you already had a Microsoft account tied to the first install. In this case, simply open the Office page from the Microsoft dashboard (https://account.microsoft/services/office), sign in with your email and password, and look for the Install Office button.
Reinstall Office 2013 or 2016 in the Microsoft Account Services Dashboard Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Purchasing Office 365 or Office 2019 is necessarily tied to a Microsoft account. In this way, the simplest reinstallation. Sign in to your Microsoft account, and from the services panel (https://account.microsoft/services/office), look for the Install Office button.
Reinstall Office 365 or 2019 in the Microsoft Account Services Dashboard Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves