Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Getting a Developer License on Windows 8 Consumer Preview?

  1. #1

    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Release

    Getting a Developer License on Windows 8 Consumer Preview?

    Hi All,

    Have upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Consumer Preview on my Laptop. All is good except i cant use Visual Studio 11 due to the fact i cannot acquire a "developer license"

    In other websites people have directly attributed this to upgrading from Windows 7, unfortunately I cannot clean install this laptop so need to find how to get the License as is

    Does anybody know the resolution to this issue?

    What i get is that you try to get the developer license and it fails asking you to retry (never works)

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA

    Can't agree with developer license in Visual Studio 11 Beta | Microsoft Connect

    Looks like you are not the only one. My Technet account let me download Win8 CP with a subscribers serial number and technet is definitely a developers site but I am assuming these guys have a Technet account.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Getting a Developer License on Windows 8 Consumer Preview?

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Installing? Developer Preview Apps in Comsumer Preview
Is it possible to 'install" DP Apps in CP? Where are the 'shortcuts?' for Metro Apps located? Here's path one.. d:\Program Files\Applications\microsoft.build_1.0.1.4_neutral_neutral_8wekyb3d8bbwe\ Here's path two.. d:\Users\Windunce\AppData\microsoft.build_8wekyb3d8bbwe\
Software and Apps
Will we be required to get a developer license?
I noticed that to write a Metro-style app in Microsoft's development kit I have to get a developer license. It was free, but when it expired after 1 month, the apps I had written were disabled -- even on my own computer. That seems a little disturbing to me. With this arrangement, Microsoft has...
Software and Apps
installing Win 8 consumer Preview over Developer Preview
Hi,can Win8 C.P. be installed without removing Win8 D.P. I guess not, but since until now my Revodrive 3 X2 gave me problems with the Win8 D.P. install, i hate to do a fresh try with the Consumer Preview. I would loose the Win8 is am using now. When starting the setup, hard drive is not...
Installation & Setup
Installation Windows 8 Developer Preview Developer DVD
Dear forum readers, I have a problem when trying to install: Windows 8 Developer Preview with developer tools English, 64-bit (x64) When using the DVD tool from Microsoft as explained in one of the tutorials in this forum, I receive the following error message: The disc does not have...
Installation & Setup
Windows Developer Preview: The Third IE10 Platform Preview
Windows 8 News

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook