How to extend MS office business 2016 5 day trial


When we normally download Office 365 we get a 30 day trial. We planned to install Office 2016 business across several computers ahead of the purchase of Office 365 E3 for each user. When we downloaded Office 2016 business and installed it it’s only giving us 5 days trial. How can we extend it to 30 days right after the install?
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Vasil Michev (MVP)Commented:
Where did you download it from? Have you assigned licenses to the users and have you activated it with an account assigned such license?
Spirit_USAuthor Commented:
We downloaded it directly from Microsoft website no activation. We just need to download and install a 30 day trial which we’ll probably end up signing into it with new Office 365 at the end of this coming week.
Andrew LeniartIT Consultant & Freelance JournalistCommented:

Rather than try finding a workaround, why not just contact Microsoft Support and ask them what's going on?

I strongly suggest using this link "" and using the "Chat" function under the "More Support" heading to speak to a technician for assistance.

I've personally used that page and chat function a couple of times with great results and it's free.  The page is designed for problems just like you're having, along with others.

Hope that helps.


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Vasil Michev (MVP)Commented:
Download the version from the O365 portal and use your O365 credentials to activate it. This will give you 30 days trial and a month of grace period after the trial expires.
Spirit_USAuthor Commented:
I took this route and the solution they gave me was to create 10 accounts in order to install 50 computers.

Thank you!
Andrew LeniartIT Consultant & Freelance JournalistCommented:
Glad I was able to help.

Best regards,
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