registration key


  • on my VS express edition 2008 i need registraion key. I have register on Microsoft account and I dont know what I need to do next. Please can you help me with some steps to find registration key? This is important to me,so please help me! Thanks!
    Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:18 PM

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  • Hi my friend,

    Welcome to the MSDN forum.

    As far as I know, the main support for VS express 2008 already ended up in 2013. You can have a look at this: How to: Register Express Editions but it looks like the register page has 404 error and we cannot register anymore.

    I found a similar issue: How do I get the serial key for Visual Studio Express? and some other community members solved it through remove the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\9.0\Registration. BTW, before you modify any registry table, please backup it firstly, in case we need to roll back.

    Since the VS express 2008 is a little old and maybe you can think about the VS express 2015 and it is also free to use and development, it can help you to get a better support for your installation or development issue, thank you for your understanding.

    Best regards,


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