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Transfer and Move Office 2016 to New Computer without Reinstallation

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Tracy King updated on Dec 18, 2020 to PC Transfer | How-to Articles

Can I transfer and move the Office 2016 to a new computer without re-installation?

"Now I’ve moved almost all useful files to my new computer. But the applications and programs such as Microsoft Office 2016, PhotoShop, etc. cannot work even I've copied the installation files of those programs to the new computer. So is it possible that I can transfer and move the Office 2016 to my new PC? How?"

Want to transfer installed programs to a new PC without reinstallation? Here we'll show you 2 fixes about how to transfer Office 2016 to a new computer. To getting a time-saving and highly effective solution, we highly recommend EaseUS Todo PCTrans, rather than follow the manual steps.

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Fix 1. (Secure Software) Transfer Office 2016 to a new computer without reinstallation Deactivate license > Run EaseUS Todo PCTrans > Choose "PC to PC" > Start Office 2016 transfer...Full steps
Fix 2. (Manual Way) Move Office 2016 to a new computer Uninstall Office 2016 on the old PC > In the new PC, reinstall...Full steps

Before starting the transferring process, please figure out you can transfer Office 2016 to another computer.

Can I transfer Office 2016 license to another PC?

You can check the license terms issued by Microsoft: You may also transfer the software to a device owned by someone else if (i) you are the first licensed user of the software and (ii) the new user agrees to the terms of this agreement.

However, Office 2016 has the OEM license, which can not be transferred to a new computer. So you need to deactivate the Office license on the existing PC, then move Office 2016 to a new computer, and activate it on a new PC by a unique 25 characters product key.

Time to experience the method below!

Transfer Office 2016 to a new computer without reinstallation using EaseUS Todo PCTrans

As a robust PC Transfer software, EaseUS Todo PCTrans allows you to directly transfer microsoft office to new computer on Windows 10/8/7 with simple clicks. 

Before you start transferring Office program to a new computer, we highly recommend you to prepare both the new and old computers for the transferring with the below guidelines:

1. Find and keep your Office 2016 account or activation key.
2. Download and install EaseUS Todo PCTrans for help

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Phrase 1- Deactivate Office 2016 license on the old PC

Step 1. Log in to Microsoft Office, move to the My Account page.

Step 2. Your Office 2016 will show on this page. Head to the Install option and choose Deactivate Install. (Set Office 365 as an example)

deactivate office 1

Step 3. Confirm your deactivation.

deactivate office 2

Phrase 2 - Transfer Office 2016 to a new computer with user account

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo PCTrans and select the transfer mode.

  • Download and install EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both of your computers.
  • Launch EaseUS Todo PCTrans on the PCs and choose "PC to PC" on one of the computers.
select transfer mode

Step 2. Connect the source PC and the target PC.

  • Choose one method to connect the current PC to the target PC: enter the target computer's account password or its verification code. You can click and check the verification code on the right top of the "PC to PC" mainscreen on the target computer.
  • Choose the transfer direction and click "Connect".
connect the PCs

Step 3. Select Office to transfer.

  • Hover on "Applications" and choose "Edit".
  • In the list, Choose Microsoft Office and click "Finish".
select the application

Step 4. Transfer Microsoft Office to another PC.

  • Click "Transfer" to start transferring Microsoft Office to another PC.
  • Wait for the transfer process to finish and then click "OK".
transfer application from PC to PC

Step 5. Save the product key to activate Microsoft Office.

  • Back to the interface to click "Product Key".
  • In the list, click "Copy" to save the activation key.
product key 1
The product key function now supports export activation keys of Office 2003, 2007, 2010, and 2016(msi version). If you can not find your 25 characters by EaseUS Todo PCTrans, you can read how to find Microsoft Office product key and get the detailed methods.

Manually move Office 2016 to new computer

Office 2016 has the OEM license which can not be transferred to another computer. So you need to deactivate and uninstall Office 2016 license in the existing pc and then install and activate it in the new one.

Step 1: Uninstall Office 2016 on the old computer.

1. Click Microsoft Office website > My Account > choose Sign In

2. Go to Install section > Choose Install button > Select Deactivate Install

3. Uninstall the Microsoft Office 2016 in the old computer.

Step 2: Re-install Office 2016 on the new computer.

1. My Account page > Sign in > Choose Install to download  the Office 2016 setup.exe file

2. Run the setup file > Click Next > Sign in to verify your Microsoft Office account > complete Install 

re-install office 2016

Activation steps for Office 2016:

1. Sign in to Office.(Make sure to sign in with the Microsoft account.)

2. Remember your product key.

After visiting Microsoft Account website and Log in your Office account. You can click "View product key". In addition to this method, you can also check your digital receipt in the mailbox.

3. Activation.

Run Office 2016 application > click "Activate"

office 2016 view product key

After this, you can continue using your Office application to edit Excel, Word, etc. document on your new PC again.

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