How to recover serial key of Office 2016 professional installed on pc?

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  1. Manuele

    Manuele MDL Novice

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    Hi guys, i want to format my pc and then reinstall Office 2016, but i haven't stored the key, how can i recover it?
    I'm on Windows 7 Pro
    Thanks a lot
     
  2. Manuele

    Manuele MDL Novice

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    Tried, sterjo keyfinder too..nothing to do
     
  3. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Is that key a shared MAK or genuine Retail key?

    If it happens to be a shared MAK then most likely it won't activate again.
     
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  4. Manuele

    Manuele MDL Novice

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    I think it's a MAK, for activation i will see what i can do, for now i want to backup the serial key
     
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    kaljukass MDL Expert

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  7. Manuele

    Manuele MDL Novice

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    Used, i can only see latest 5 characters as I read with cmd and csscript]
     
  8. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Does it say something like this?
    Office 16, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel | Partial product key | RJRJK

    If so, then you activated with a KMS activator and you don't need to save any key at all.

    You just format as planned and activate all products anew.
     
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