5 Steps to Move/Transfer Office 2016 to New Computer (Windows 11 Available)
Can I Transfer/Move Office 2016 to 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?"
Do you 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. Transfer Office 2016 to a new computer without reinstallation||
|Fix 2. (Manual Way) Move Office 2016 to a new computer||
Before starting the transferring process, please figure out you can transfer Office 2016 to another computer.
Deactivate Office 2016 License on the Old PC First
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.
To 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)
Step 3. Confirm your deactivation.
EaseUS Todo PCTrans
- Transfer Office 2003/2007/2010/2013/2016/365 and find key.
- Transfer Office from PC to PC/Laptop via LAN, WiFi or Image.
- Move Office from C drive to a local/external drive, no boot error.
Follow these steps to transfer Office 2016 to a new computer with activation keys:
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.
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".
Step 3. Select Office to transfer.
- Hover on "Applications" and choose "Edit".
- In the list, Choose Microsoft Office and click "Finish".
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".
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.
- The product key function now supports export activation keys of Office 2003, 2007, 2010, and 2016(Office version). If you can not find your 25 characters by EaseUS Todo PCTrans, you can read how to find the Microsoft Office product key and get the detailed methods.
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.
1 - Uninstall Office 2016 on The Old Computer
Step 1. Click "Microsoft Office website > My Account > choose Sign In".
Step 2. Go to "Install section > Choose Install button > Select Deactivate Install".
Step 3. Uninstall the Microsoft Office 2016 on the old computer.
2 - Re-install Office 2016 on The New Computer.
Step 1. My Account page > Sign in > Choose to Install to download the Office 2016 setup.exe file
Step 2. Run the setup file > Click Next > Sign in to verify your Microsoft Office account > complete Install
3 - Activation Steps for Office 2016
Step 1. Sign in to Office. (Make sure to sign in with the Microsoft account.)
Step 2. Remember your product key.
After visiting the Microsoft Account website and Log in to your Office account. You can click "View product key". In addition to this method, you can also check your digital receipt in the mailbox.
Activation: Run Office 2016 application > click "Activate"
After this, you can continue using your Office application to edit Excel, Word, etc. documents on your new PC again.
Comparison - Which Method Is Better for Me
|Comparison||Method 1||Method 2|
|Needed Steps||5 Steps||8 Steps|
|Transfer Activation License||Yes||No>|
|Needed Time||5-10 Min||>30Min|
There are two ways to transfer Office 2016 to a new computer. If you want to make sure that your Microsoft Office can run without activation problem, Method 1 is the most suitable choice. If you want to transfer Office manually, Method 2 is a nice choice.
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