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How do you transfer your Product-Key to another machine?

    Question

  • I have installed Visual Studio Pro 2015 on my new machine.   When I try to get another product key, it says I can't have any more:

    "You have claimed x of x keys".   What can I do to make a functioning copy of VS?

    Tuesday, September 06, 2016 2:37 PM

Answers

  • If you are not using the installation on the first machine, remove it and use the same product key on the new machine. On the other hand, if you have installed on 5 machines and have used all 5 keys then you must purchase a new product key for the 6th machine.
    Tuesday, September 06, 2016 3:14 PM
  • Hi Tim.

    Thanks for posting in MSDN forum.

    >>  When I try to get another product key, it says I can't have any more

    Could you please tell us how you obtain this product key, do you mean that you would like to use the same VS Pro 2015 product key on different machine?

    As Brian said, Visual Studio is licensed per user. You can have one installation on your laptop and another on your desktop as long as they are both used by you only (or any other user has a license). Here's Microsoft's whitepaper on licensing.

    Since the question contains a license issue, you can call 1-800-426-9400, Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. (Pacific Time) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist, and you can get more detail information from there. You can also visit the following site for more information and support on licensing issues:

    http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/mplahome.mspx


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    Wednesday, September 07, 2016 7:04 AM
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  • If you are not using the installation on the first machine, remove it and use the same product key on the new machine. On the other hand, if you have installed on 5 machines and have used all 5 keys then you must purchase a new product key for the 6th machine.
    Tuesday, September 06, 2016 3:14 PM
  • Hi Tim.

    Thanks for posting in MSDN forum.

    >>  When I try to get another product key, it says I can't have any more

    Could you please tell us how you obtain this product key, do you mean that you would like to use the same VS Pro 2015 product key on different machine?

    As Brian said, Visual Studio is licensed per user. You can have one installation on your laptop and another on your desktop as long as they are both used by you only (or any other user has a license). Here's Microsoft's whitepaper on licensing.

    Since the question contains a license issue, you can call 1-800-426-9400, Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. (Pacific Time) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist, and you can get more detail information from there. You can also visit the following site for more information and support on licensing issues:

    http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/mplahome.mspx


    We are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time. Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.

    Click HERE to participate the survey.


    Wednesday, September 07, 2016 7:04 AM
    Moderator