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Product Registration Link in Visual Studio 2010 Express Broken

    Question

  • Hi,

    I downloaded the All-In-One image for Visual Studio Express 2010. When I installed VC++ and launched it, it requires registration. Hitting the button "Obtain a registration key online" opens the following link in the browser "go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=163983" and result is 404-error (http://www.microsoft.com/404.htm). I have tried different browsers (IE10, Chrome, Firefox) with no luck. I also tried the online installer with similar results.

    Any ideas how to register the product?

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015 1:28 PM

Answers

  • Hi riuol12,

    Thank you for posting in MSDN forum.

    The registration link is closed because VS 2010 Express is no longer available to the public from Microsoft.

    Maybe you could consider upgrading your visual studio 2010 express to the current version, VS 2013 Express or Community Edition, both free to individual users, you could download from here: https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/products/visual-studio-express-vs.aspx

    Best Regards,

    Jiayi Li


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    Thursday, July 9, 2015 1:59 AM
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