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Last post Dec 08, 2012 01:02 AM by rcurington
Dec 06, 2012 02:17 PM|LINK
From the Getting started page there is a link "Install Visual Studio 2012 Express "FREE".
This doesn't seem to be the same Express edition I've come to expect from Microsoft, unless I'm missing something. The last time I tried installing this it turned out that it was just a 30 day trial and not in fact one of the Express editions like I have
had on my machine before Not only that but honestly I really don't want to waste another half day doing all that just to find out that it was a waste of time. So can anyone tell me if in fact this link does take you to a Express edition as in actually "FREE"
or would it just give me another trial edition.
Dec 06, 2012 03:32 PM|LINK
Here is the link to the Download page for VSE 2012.
Dec 06, 2012 09:27 PM|LINK
Been there done that 3 times now. These are all trial versions.
So what you're telling me is that the "Express" edition is not the "Express edition like Visual Web Developer 2010 like I've been running the past couple of years but is instead a trial version that will expire in a few days i.e 7 days or 15 days or 30 days.
In other words it will stop working.
So I really have to wonder what ever possessed them to call it "Express" It seems to me that if they are going to call it by
a name that they have already established as meaning "free" then they should at least put a notice eight up front that this install will expire unless you pay money. So you may have to uninstall a bunch of stuff from your machine that has stopped working.
Microsoft needs to make it clear right up front kind of like honest people. Make it clear up front that these are not the "Express Editions you are used to or might indeed expect.
Dec 07, 2012 12:02 AM|LINK
These are all trial versions.
No - the trial versions appear on the top of the download page, but there are Express versions too if you scroll down just a bit
And for the free express versions, you do need to register to continue using it for free after 30 days
After installation, you can try this product for up to 30 days. You must register to obtain a free product key for ongoing use after 30 days.
Dec 08, 2012 01:02 AM|LINK
OK, well I'll give it a try, worst case scenario is i end up having to un install it after a couple of weeks.
So I take it that you have installed this version and have been running it for some time now wit no issues.