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I purchased a copy of VS.NET 2003 professional and installed it on a
computer to test it and forgot about activation, i want to move it to the
real computer, but of course its activated on the other one. How long does
it take before the activation wears out? I know that windows activation runs
out after 180 days and then you can reinstll it on another one (yes i also
know about calling microsoft) but i am interested in how many days it takes
before VS.NET lets you activate on another system with out any manual help
from MS. thanks!
Jul 19 '05 #1
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Hi Brian,

Doesn't your copy of VS.NET 2003 include the end-user license agreement?
Mine does.
It's all there... plain and simple... just a question to read before
complaining on the newsgroups.

You can install and activate the software on up to 3 computers, provided
that you are the only individual using the software.
You are granted the first 5 launches before mandatory activation.

If you installed and activated on the first computer, one activation is
done... no problem, you have two more.

Regards,
Mario

"Brian Henry" <br******@adelphia.net> wrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
I purchased a copy of VS.NET 2003 professional and installed it on a
computer to test it and forgot about activation, i want to move it to the
real computer, but of course its activated on the other one. How long does
it take before the activation wears out? I know that windows activation runs out after 180 days and then you can reinstll it on another one (yes i also
know about calling microsoft) but i am interested in how many days it takes before VS.NET lets you activate on another system with out any manual help
from MS. thanks!

Jul 19 '05 #2

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well, the problem is, i installed it on that system, then removed it and
went to the production system and now it says i cant activate it (only
installed on one system ever since removeing from shrink wrapped packadge).
I guess it is time to call up MS's activation line and ask for assistance.
"Mario" <mz******@DONTWANTSPAMmail.pt> wrote in message
news:OC**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
Hi Brian,

Doesn't your copy of VS.NET 2003 include the end-user license agreement?
Mine does.
It's all there... plain and simple... just a question to read before
complaining on the newsgroups.

You can install and activate the software on up to 3 computers, provided
that you are the only individual using the software.
You are granted the first 5 launches before mandatory activation.

If you installed and activated on the first computer, one activation is
done... no problem, you have two more.

Regards,
Mario

"Brian Henry" <br******@adelphia.net> wrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
I purchased a copy of VS.NET 2003 professional and installed it on a
computer to test it and forgot about activation, i want to move it to the real computer, but of course its activated on the other one. How long does it take before the activation wears out? I know that windows activation

runs
out after 180 days and then you can reinstll it on another one (yes i also know about calling microsoft) but i am interested in how many days it

takes
before VS.NET lets you activate on another system with out any manual help from MS. thanks!


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