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  • The Visual Studio 2008 Express registration link in Help=>Register Product=>Register Now is a bad web link. The link sends you to a http://www.microsoft.com/404.htm error page.  What is the correct link at Microsoft site to register this product correctly.

    kgcarsonjr AT Hotmail DOT com



    • Moved by Carl Cai Tuesday, December 30, 2014 2:31 AM more related to suggested forum
    • Edited by Just Karl Monday, January 5, 2015 7:18 PM Remove PII
    Sunday, December 28, 2014 1:40 AM

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  • The Visual Studio 2008 Express registration link in Help=>Register Product=>Register Now is a bad web link. The link sends you to a http://www.microsoft.com/404.htm error page.  What is the correct link at Microsoft site to register this product correctly.

    kgcarsonjr AT Hotmail DOT com

    Hello,

    I agree with Mr. Monkeyboy that this is not the proper forum, since the question is about a license issue,

    please call 1-800-426-9400, Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. (Pacific Time) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist, and you can get more detail information from there.

    You can also visit the following site for more information and support on licensing issues: http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/mplahome.mspx

    Regards,

    Carl


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    • Edited by Just Karl Monday, January 5, 2015 7:19 PM Mangle email address
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Thursday, January 15, 2015 5:09 PM
    Tuesday, December 30, 2014 2:31 AM

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  • The Visual Studio 2008 Express registration link in Help=>Register Product=>Register Now is a bad web link. The link sends you to a http://www.microsoft.com/404.htm error page.  What is the correct link at Microsoft site to register this product correctly.

    kgcarsonjr AT Hotmail DOT com


    Well. This is a forum for VB.Net applications. Perhaps you should try a forum for Visual Studio like Visual Studio General Questions or contact Microsoft if you can find a way to do that.

    La vida loca


    • Edited by Just Karl Monday, January 5, 2015 7:18 PM mangle email address
    Sunday, December 28, 2014 1:58 AM
  • The Visual Studio 2008 Express registration link in Help=>Register Product=>Register Now is a bad web link. The link sends you to a http://www.microsoft.com/404.htm error page.  What is the correct link at Microsoft site to register this product correctly.

    kgcarsonjr AT Hotmail DOT com

    Hello,

    I agree with Mr. Monkeyboy that this is not the proper forum, since the question is about a license issue,

    please call 1-800-426-9400, Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. (Pacific Time) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist, and you can get more detail information from there.

    You can also visit the following site for more information and support on licensing issues: http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/mplahome.mspx

    Regards,

    Carl


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    • Edited by Just Karl Monday, January 5, 2015 7:19 PM Mangle email address
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Thursday, January 15, 2015 5:09 PM
    Tuesday, December 30, 2014 2:31 AM
  • Hello,

    I'd upgrade to Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition.

    It's also free.

    http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/products/visual-studio-community-vs

    Karl


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    Tuesday, December 30, 2014 10:47 PM
  • Hello,

    I'd upgrade to Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition.

    It's also free.

    For current reasons of backwards compatibility, I am unable to upgrade.  I need a registration key for VS 2008 express.
    Monday, January 5, 2015 7:03 PM
  • For current reasons of backwards compatibility, I am unable to upgrade.  I need a registration key for VS 2008 express.

    Hello,

    As far as I can tell, Visual Studio 2008 Express Edition has been out of support since April 2013:

    http://support2.microsoft.com/lifecycle/search/default.aspx?sort=PN&alpha=Microsoft+Visual+Studio+2008&Filter=FilterNO

    If I recall correctly, you can use it for around a month before it requires the registration key. If that's true, I'd build a VM and reinstall (or rebuild the VM) every month.

    I'd also suggest that you can build projects to target any version of .Net that you want (at least back to 2.0), so compatibility should not be a problem.

    Karl


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    • Edited by Just Karl Monday, January 5, 2015 7:17 PM
    Monday, January 5, 2015 7:16 PM
  • For current reasons of backwards compatibility, I am unable to upgrade.  I need a registration key for VS 2008 express.

    Hello,

    As far as I can tell, Visual Studio 2008 Express Edition has been out of support since April 2013:

    http://support2.microsoft.com/lifecycle/search/default.aspx?sort=PN&alpha=Microsoft+Visual+Studio+2008&Filter=FilterNO

    If I recall correctly, you can use it for around a month before it requires the registration key. If that's true, I'd build a VM and reinstall (or rebuild the VM) every month.

    I'd also suggest that you can build projects to target any version of .Net that you want (at least back to 2.0), so compatibility should not be a problem.

    Karl


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    Makes me wish it was possible to give answers a negative usefulness rating.  When someone makes their needs quite clear, the correct answer is never "well you shouldn't want that."

    The project file is being kept in source control.  I can't force everyone else on the project to upgrade to VS 2010.


    Monday, January 5, 2015 7:41 PM
  • Makes me wish it was possible to give answers a negative usefulness rating.  When someone makes their needs quite clear, the correct answer is never "well you shouldn't want that."

    The project file is being kept in source control.  I can't force everyone else on the project to upgrade to VS 2010.


    Hello,

    You never in ANY way made your needs clear - up till this point you have just said you want a product key for outdated software. FINALLY you say the project is on source control.

    I'm so sorry that I am not a mind reader.

    As before, I'd suggest that you can build a vm and install Visual Studio 2008 Express Edition on that, and then either rebuild when the license issue pops up, or revert a snapshot.

    You could also do as Carl suggest and contact Microsoft directly.

    Karl


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    • Edited by Just Karl Tuesday, January 6, 2015 3:21 PM Spelling issue
    Monday, January 5, 2015 9:24 PM
  • For current reasons of backwards compatibility, I am unable to upgrade.  I need a registration key for VS 2008 express.

    Hello,

    As far as I can tell, Visual Studio 2008 Express Edition has been out of support since April 2013:

    http://support2.microsoft.com/lifecycle/search/default.aspx?sort=PN&alpha=Microsoft+Visual+Studio+2008&Filter=FilterNO

    If I recall correctly, you can use it for around a month before it requires the registration key. If that's true, I'd build a VM and reinstall (or rebuild the VM) every month.

    I'd also suggest that you can build projects to target any version of .Net that you want (at least back to 2.0), so compatibility should not be a problem.

    Karl


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    Makes me wish it was possible to give answers a negative usefulness rating.  When someone makes their needs quite clear, the correct answer is never "well you shouldn't want that."

    The project file is being kept in source control.  I can't force everyone else on the project to upgrade to VS 2010.


    A negative usefullness rating? Really?

    LOL.

    I don't see anybody except you saying "well you shouldn't want that". Is it me or are you just stupid?

    Plus where does it say Visual Studio 2008 Express works with source control?

    And if you were working on a project requiring multiple engineers you wouldn't be so cheap as to use any VS Express edition anyhow.

    Good luck with getting any assistance now!


    La vida loca




    Wednesday, January 7, 2015 9:54 AM
  • I've just changed the computer date to one month back and VS express worked fine. ;)

    -Change the date to one month back

    -Run the VS express 2008

    -Change the date to today

    -DON'T CLOSE the VS

    -Enjoy :D

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 5:51 PM