Visual Studio 2008 in Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by kurtisnet, May 12, 2009.

  1. kurtisnet

    kurtisnet MDL Novice

    May 12, 2009
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    Hi,

    I've just downloaded Visual Studio 2008 Professional Trial version and installed it. Everything was fine except that I can't put the serial number after installation. Normally I'll activate the product by going to Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs then select the program. Then a window will appear where you can enter the serial number.

    I was able to do that until Windows Vista. Now whenever I open that, the serial field is gone. Just Uninstall/Repair/Modify options are there.

    Any fixes? Thanks for all your help.
     
  2. Saduff

    Saduff MDL Novice

    Aug 25, 2009
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    I had this problem too. Here's how I fixed that:

    There are 2 ways to do that:

    1. You can either change the .iso you installed from by doing this:

    • Open the .iso with an Image editing tool (like PowerISO)
    • Open the following file with a text editor: X:\Setup\setub.sdb
    • Find the line: "[Product Key]"
    • Change the key below it to the full version key (without dashes)

    Now save the new .iso image and install from it.

    2. Or if you have already installed Visual Studio, then you can try this method, it's not tested by me, but it should work:

    • Locate the Visual Studio folder
    ("C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition - ENU")
    • Open the following file with a text editor: setup.sdb
    • Find the line: "[Product Key]"
    • Change the key below it to the full version key (without dashes)
     
  3. temp512

    temp512 MDL Novice

    Feb 25, 2008
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    Super... Very Very Thanks... :) :)
     
  4. dodo_ur_4u

    dodo_ur_4u MDL Novice

    Feb 27, 2008
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    hiiiii

    what after that??
    i entered the product key to setup.sdb should i reinstall it a gain?????
     
  5. whitehat2009

    whitehat2009 MDL Member

    Aug 1, 2009
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    This does not occur with the full Professional version of VS2008 :D
     
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