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How to unlock your InstallFest copy of Visual Studio 2008 Professional

Filed under: CT Dot.Net,Microsoft — spiderwebwoman at 5:47 pm on Wednesday, February 20, 2008

From Jacob Good:

Got my copy of Visual Studio 2008 Professional from the Install Fest Microsoft had a few months back…

It came with a nice Product Key, but no instructions on how to take our existing trial edition and upgrade it to the fully registered professional product…

Here’s what I did to get it working:

Step 1.

Insert newly acquired Visual Studio 2008 Professional DVD that you received from Microsoft.

Step 2.

Wait till the auto-run starts, or right click on the CD and run the auto-run.

Step 3.

Select Change or Remove Visual Studio 2008

Step 1

Step 4.

Wait till it goes through it’s initialization procedure and click next.

Step 2

Step 5.

You’ll be prompted with a dialog with the Product Key Entry on the bottom and a button that says Upgrade. Enter in your Product Key and click Upgrade! (NOTE: My screen shot does not have the product key box, but it will be located at the bottom of the screen in the white space)

Step 3

Step 6.

Wash hands repeatedly and enjoy your free software…

That’s all that it took to get my copy up… from trial to Professional!

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