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Last post May 08, 2012 12:41 PM by bbcompent1
May 02, 2012 05:47 PM|LINK
I have installed VS 2010 ultimate trial version and got the activation key to activate it but on using the key
I get an error message saying "This product key cannot be used to extend the use of this product".
What can be the problem?Please help.
May 02, 2012 08:01 PM|LINK
gary1001, you need to contact Microsoft Licensing for this problem. We can't offer any support in that regard. In your materials or email from Microsoft, there should be a toll-free number to call.
May 02, 2012 10:30 PM|LINK
Thanks for the reply but I havn't received any toll free number to call.Ths seems to be a known issue in VS 2010
May 04, 2012 01:50 PM|LINK
Use this link to have them automatically route your request to the right microsoft support tech:
May 04, 2012 09:41 PM|LINK
The link provided works only for products which have PID number.In my case if I can't open VS 2010 then how can I
obtain the PID number.
May 07, 2012 10:15 AM|LINK
You can obtain this from the registry:
May 07, 2012 10:20 PM|LINK
Under Registration,there are many versions of PID. Should i select the last one,that being the newest?
May 08, 2012 12:41 PM|LINK
It can't hurt. I would print off that entire registry key just to ensure you have it when you call/email support.