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Had to restore from recovery (D:)

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I need help, when I ordered my laptop I purchased Office 2016 student but recently I had to do a restore from the D drive and now I don't have office any more. How do I recover a product that I purchased? How can I find the product key?

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@my89foxbody 

 

You have limited options -

After four years and even right away in most cases,

Even assuming the license was purchased with the computer and that computer was purchased from HP,

HP does not keep track of license keys .  

 

What to do?

 

Office is a Microsoft product.

 

Microsoft Office - Product and License Information 

 

Three ways to “get” Office Software:

  • Purchase Microsoft Office when you purchase your computer (look for your license key with your purchase paperwork),
  • Receive a “free one year subscription to Office 365 when you purchase the computer (quite rare).  If you have trouble with this exact type of “installed” Office, contact HP Support for recovery options.
  • Purchase Office separately from Microsoft or other merchant.

 

 

What if:  “I found Office already installed on the computer.”

 

Except as noted, any “pre-installed” Office software is a “Trial” version.


Trial software cannot be activated nor can it be “recovered”.

 

Regardless, Microsoft Office software belongs to - and is under the control of - Microsoft.

 

How-to

Microsoft - Activate Office

 

Installation and License Key Options

 

With Key - Install Office on your PC or Mac

Calls / links to:

Where to enter your Office product key


 Where to enter your Office product key

          To see help options:  Scroll down to the middle of the page and select product

          Need more help?  Scroll down to find out how to contact Microsoft.

 

Purchase Options

Microsoft Office Products - Choose your Office

 

Things that are Office Software Repair

 

Office Products Troubleshooting

Open the Website > Select categories on the left to narrow the focus

 

Includes instructions to “completely remove office” from the computer

Microsoft - Uninstall Office from a PC

 

"What if" Information

 

Life is possible without Office

5 free open source alternatives to Microsoft Office

 

 

Yeah, but - My situation is different, special, not covered, impossible

Please contact HP Support

Why?

Our Community simply cannot address Microsoft Office license issues - we are not HP Support.

 

 

Thank you for participating in our HP Community.

We are a volunteer community workforce dedicated to supporting HP technology

Click Thumbs Up to say Thank You for the help.

If the answer helped resolve your issue, Click "Accept as Solution" .

 

 

Dragon-Fur

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