Step 1: Open Command Prompt on PC



Open a Command Prompt window, and then take one of the following actions:

  • If you installed the 64-bit version of Office 2013, move to the following folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15
  • If you installed the 64-bit version of Office 2016, move to the following folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16
  • If you installed the 32-bit version of Office 2013, move to the following folder: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15
  • If you installed the 32-bit version of Office 2016, move to the following folder: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16



Step 2: Display the Current License(s)



Type the following command to display the license status. Note the last five characters of any and all license keys that display in the output:

cscript ospp.vbs /dstatus





Step 3: Remove the License(s)



Now run the following command as many times as needed to remove all of the license keys you noted from the previous step.

cscript ospp.vbs /unpkey:<last five characters of product key>





Step 4: Restart the Computer



Once the remove commands are successfull, close the command prompt and restart the PC.





Step 5: Reactivate MS Office 2013 / 2016 with New Account



Launch one of the MS Office 2013 / 2016 applications (I like to use Word). The application should prompt you to reactivate the by providing your sign-on ID. Enter in the new user's credentials and the software will now be licensed under their ID.