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I have lost my registration code and I cannot find out how to get it back... RRS feed

  • Question

  • Can some one help me find out how to get my registration code back? I have been Googling many different places and I cannot seem to find a place to get it back. It would be much appreciated...

    Thanks,

    Nire Inicana

    Friday, February 6, 2015 9:54 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    You can just register again to get the registration code for VS.

    Or  you can find Visual Studio product keys using the Windows Registry:

    For 32 bit Windows:

    visual studio 2010

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\Registration\PIDKEY

    visual studio 2013

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\12.0\Registration\PIDKEY

    For 64 bit Windows:

    visual studio 2010:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\Registration\PIDKEY

    visual studio 2013:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VisualStudio\12.0\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

    Best Wishes!


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    • Marked as answer by Barry Wang Monday, February 16, 2015 6:13 AM
    Sunday, February 8, 2015 5:16 AM