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Visual Studio Key

    Question

  • Dear all,

    When i was a student, i am a member of MSDN AA program, so I could request a free VS2010 with the license key. After graduation, I lost my key; however, my laptop still have the installed VS2010. How can I take back that key from the installation folder  or installed files ?

     

    Thank you

    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 3:09 AM

Answers

  • Please post your question in the appropriate forum

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/Vsexpressinstall/threads

     

    Solution :

    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/529064/visual-studio-2008-product-key-in-registry

    For 32 bit Windows:


    Visual Studio 2003:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\7.0\Registration\PIDKEY

    Visual Studio 2005:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\Registration\PIDKEY

    Visual Studio 2008:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\9.0\Registration\PIDKEY

     

    For 64 bit Windows:


    Visual Studio 2003:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VisualStudio\7.0\Registration\PIDKEY

    Visual Studio 2005:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\Registration\PIDKEY

    Visual Studio 2008:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VisualStudio\9.0\Registration\PIDKEY

     

    Notes:

    • Data is a GUID without dashes. Put a dash ( – ) after every 5 characters to convert to product key.
    • If PIDKEY value is empty try to look at the subfolders e.g.

      ...\Registration\1000.0x0000\PIDKEY

      or

      ...\Registration\2000.0x0000\PIDKEY


    Please mark those posts as answer which answers your question. Faraz
    • Edited by Faraz Zone Tuesday, September 20, 2011 4:01 AM
    • Proposed as answer by MusicDemon Tuesday, September 20, 2011 7:46 AM
    • Marked as answer by bubuzzz Tuesday, September 20, 2011 9:48 AM
    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 3:59 AM

All replies

  • Please post your question in the appropriate forum

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/Vsexpressinstall/threads

     

    Solution :

    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/529064/visual-studio-2008-product-key-in-registry

    For 32 bit Windows:


    Visual Studio 2003:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\7.0\Registration\PIDKEY

    Visual Studio 2005:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\Registration\PIDKEY

    Visual Studio 2008:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\9.0\Registration\PIDKEY

     

    For 64 bit Windows:


    Visual Studio 2003:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VisualStudio\7.0\Registration\PIDKEY

    Visual Studio 2005:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\Registration\PIDKEY

    Visual Studio 2008:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VisualStudio\9.0\Registration\PIDKEY

     

    Notes:

    • Data is a GUID without dashes. Put a dash ( – ) after every 5 characters to convert to product key.
    • If PIDKEY value is empty try to look at the subfolders e.g.

      ...\Registration\1000.0x0000\PIDKEY

      or

      ...\Registration\2000.0x0000\PIDKEY


    Please mark those posts as answer which answers your question. Faraz
    • Edited by Faraz Zone Tuesday, September 20, 2011 4:01 AM
    • Proposed as answer by MusicDemon Tuesday, September 20, 2011 7:46 AM
    • Marked as answer by bubuzzz Tuesday, September 20, 2011 9:48 AM
    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 3:59 AM
  • Hi Faraz,

    Thank for you quick reply. I will test it when i back home

     

    Regards

    • Marked as answer by bubuzzz Tuesday, September 20, 2011 9:48 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by bubuzzz Tuesday, September 20, 2011 9:48 AM
    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 4:15 AM