How to get the product key for Visual Studio 2008 that is already installed.


Open the registry editor. Start-> Run-> type “Regedit” without quotes.


 


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Visual studio\9.0\Registration


 


When you select “Registration”, at the right hand side, you would see “PIDKEY” that has 25 alphanumeric characters. That is the product key.


 


If you do not find it under registration, expand “Registration” and select the next key under that . Ex: 1000.0.0000 and there we should be able to see the PIDKEY.


 


If we want to check for Visual studio 2005 look for : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Visual studio\8.0\Registration


 


Content by : Parameswary Annamalai


Reviewed by : Soumitra Mondal


 


Comments (1)

  1. hudsonaugustus@gmail.com says:

    Microsoft — mail me an answer as how to get vb2008 registered.

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