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I lost the Registration Key

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  • I have had Visual Studio express for almost a year now, and when I downloaded it I, of course, procrastinated the registration. Now, it tells me that I have 26 days to register. This wouldn't normally be a problem except for the fact I lost the key. Is there a way to find the old one or obtain a new one without having to re-download it over or something like that? Thanks!

    ~Dariusz
    Sunday, February 18, 2007 9:22 PM

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  • From the registration FAQ at:
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/register/faq/

    9.


    I registered my Express Edition and received my registration key, but I misplaced it before copying it into the Product Registration dialog. What should I do?

    You can obtain a new valid registration key by revisiting online registration. Just click the registration link in the “Register Product…” dialog and follow the instructions. You will be provided a new registration key.


    Friday, March 09, 2007 4:29 AM

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  • Hi. Darius did you ever receive the key? The same thing happened to me.
    Tuesday, March 06, 2007 5:26 PM
  • never had to register anything. You should have downloaded the CD image and burned your own installation disk.
    Wednesday, March 07, 2007 8:37 AM
  • So since that wasn't done then what?
    Wednesday, March 07, 2007 2:44 PM
  • From the registration FAQ at:
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/register/faq/

    9.


    I registered my Express Edition and received my registration key, but I misplaced it before copying it into the Product Registration dialog. What should I do?

    You can obtain a new valid registration key by revisiting online registration. Just click the registration link in the “Register Product…” dialog and follow the instructions. You will be provided a new registration key.


    Friday, March 09, 2007 4:29 AM
  •  iccle wrote:
    From the registration FAQ at:
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/register/faq/

    9.


    I registered my Express Edition and received my registration key, but I misplaced it before copying it into the Product Registration dialog. What should I do?

    You can obtain a new valid registration key by revisiting online registration. Just click the registration link in the “Register Product…” dialog and follow the instructions. You will be provided a new registration key.


     

    I just tried that. VB registration reported the code as invalid ...

     

    Monday, May 14, 2007 1:03 AM