Office 2016 VL to Retail??

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by Edward266, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Nope, that's a normal behavior by design, specially on multi-products SKUs (i.e. ProPlus)
     
  2. avi smile

    avi smile MDL Junior Member

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    #62 avi smile, Jul 12, 2016
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    I tested office on windows 10 and ospp.vbs /inslic: works great o_O
     
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  3. camisole

    camisole MDL Novice

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    #63 camisole, Aug 1, 2016
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    Bonjour

    Process in post #39 successfuly tested using as last step the .reg in post #45 : with Seven and Windows 10

    Merci merci :clap:

    EDIT : One question
    Step 6 "Delete the following from Licenses16:" is important ?
     
  4. xtcrefugee

    xtcrefugee MDL Novice

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    It looks like Microsoft in their "wisdom" has now broken this, VL installations converted to retail will now become deactivated as of the October updates, and when you restart the apps you'll get a message saying that these are VL versions only. Redoing the licenses as per my previous post just results in a lengthy 'configuring' dialog followed by the same error. It looks like MS is locking down MSI installs to VL-only.

    It's utterly stupid IMHO, now despite having valid licenses if I want to keep my MSI versions I'll have to use a KMS emulator. How does it make sense to go after people with valid licenses anyway? *sigh*
     
  5. CreativeMan

    CreativeMan MDL Novice

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    Yeah I can confirm this, pretty sad...
     
  6. finderz

    finderz MDL Novice

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    Thks for sharing the details, now I have to stick with VL and KMS
     
  7. Pinhead731

    Pinhead731 MDL Novice

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    #67 Pinhead731, Jan 25, 2019
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    Hello and sorry for digging out this old thread.
    I tried to convert Office 2016 VL to Retail using the information described here on Windows 10 Pro x64.
    The problem is that I get error message when using slmgr.vbs.
    Error: 0xC004F01F On a computer running Microsoft Windows non-core edition, run 'slui.exe 0x2a 0xC004F01F' to display the error text.

    Old licenses were uninstalled using cleanospp.exe but I cannot install new ones.

    Edit:
    Ok, I should have read the last posts. :-(