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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)

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  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.
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