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Visual Studio .net installation problem

The hard drive on my developement computer got corrupted
recently so I reformatted, installed Win2KPro, Visual
Studio .net Enterprise Developer (2002) Entering the
appropriate "Product Key" - So far, so Good.

Then I installed the Visual Studio .net Enterprise
Architect (2003) Upgrade (2 CDs instead of 4CDs in the
2002 package) No error messages. It doesn't ask
for "Product Key"

When I try to launch Visual Studio I get the "Please enter
a valid product key to use this product - setup has
detected that the product key is missing or invalid."

The knowledge base articles I have found tell me to remove
and reinstall. I've done that three times now with the
same result.

Is there a command line instruction that wil prompt me for
the Prodict ID. It is a far-from-trivial mater to
uninstall and re-install two versions of Visual Studio .net
It takes most of a day each time.

Whatever help you can give would be greatly appreciated.
DA

Nov 22 '05 #1
4 1604
Hi Don,

Thanks for using the newsgroups.

Please send me an e-mail to my Microsoft account (remove the "online" from
the e-mail address) stating this issue.

Thanks,
bliz

--
Jim Blizzard, MCSD .NET
Community Developer Evangelist | http://www.microsoft.com/communities
Microsoft

Your Potential. Our Passion.

This posting is provided as is, without warranty, and confers no rights.

"Don Allen" <da****@pcg.org> wrote in message
news:04****************************@phx.gbl...
The hard drive on my developement computer got corrupted
recently so I reformatted, installed Win2KPro, Visual
Studio .net Enterprise Developer (2002) Entering the
appropriate "Product Key" - So far, so Good.

Then I installed the Visual Studio .net Enterprise
Architect (2003) Upgrade (2 CDs instead of 4CDs in the
2002 package) No error messages. It doesn't ask
for "Product Key"

When I try to launch Visual Studio I get the "Please enter
a valid product key to use this product - setup has
detected that the product key is missing or invalid."

The knowledge base articles I have found tell me to remove
and reinstall. I've done that three times now with the
same result.

Is there a command line instruction that wil prompt me for
the Prodict ID. It is a far-from-trivial mater to
uninstall and re-install two versions of Visual Studio .net
It takes most of a day each time.

Whatever help you can give would be greatly appreciated.
DA

Nov 22 '05 #2
Hi Don,

Thanks for using the newsgroups.

Please send me an e-mail to my Microsoft account (remove the "online" from
the e-mail address) stating this issue.

Thanks,
bliz

--
Jim Blizzard, MCSD .NET
Community Developer Evangelist | http://www.microsoft.com/communities
Microsoft

Your Potential. Our Passion.

This posting is provided as is, without warranty, and confers no rights.

"Don Allen" <da****@pcg.org> wrote in message
news:04****************************@phx.gbl...
The hard drive on my developement computer got corrupted
recently so I reformatted, installed Win2KPro, Visual
Studio .net Enterprise Developer (2002) Entering the
appropriate "Product Key" - So far, so Good.

Then I installed the Visual Studio .net Enterprise
Architect (2003) Upgrade (2 CDs instead of 4CDs in the
2002 package) No error messages. It doesn't ask
for "Product Key"

When I try to launch Visual Studio I get the "Please enter
a valid product key to use this product - setup has
detected that the product key is missing or invalid."

The knowledge base articles I have found tell me to remove
and reinstall. I've done that three times now with the
same result.

Is there a command line instruction that wil prompt me for
the Prodict ID. It is a far-from-trivial mater to
uninstall and re-install two versions of Visual Studio .net
It takes most of a day each time.

Whatever help you can give would be greatly appreciated.
DA

Nov 22 '05 #3
Hi Jim,
It appears that my issue is explained below. I don't see where to find
your email address.

From: Jim Blizzard [MSFT]

Hi Don,

Thanks for using the newsgroups.

Please send me an e-mail to my Microsoft account (remove the "online"
from
the e-mail address) stating this issue.

Thanks,
bliz

--
Jim Blizzard, MCSD .NET
Community Developer Evangelist | http://www.microsoft.com/communities
Microsoft

Your Potential. Our Passion.

This posting is provided as is, without warranty, and confers no rights.

"Don Allen" <da****@pcg.org> wrote in message
news:04****************************@phx.gbl...
The hard drive on my developement computer got corrupted
recently so I reformatted, installed Win2KPro, Visual
Studio .net Enterprise Developer (2002) Entering the
appropriate "Product Key" - So far, so Good.

Then I installed the Visual Studio .net Enterprise
Architect (2003) Upgrade (2 CDs instead of 4CDs in the
2002 package) No error messages. It doesn't ask
for "Product Key"

When I try to launch Visual Studio I get the "Please enter
a valid product key to use this product - setup has
detected that the product key is missing or invalid."

The knowledge base articles I have found tell me to remove
and reinstall. I've done that three times now with the
same result.

Is there a command line instruction that wil prompt me for
the Prodict ID. It is a far-from-trivial mater to
uninstall and re-install two versions of Visual Studio .net
It takes most of a day each time.

Whatever help you can give would be greatly appreciated.
DA


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Nov 22 '05 #4
Hi Jim,
It appears that my issue is explained below. I don't see where to find
your email address.

From: Jim Blizzard [MSFT]

Hi Don,

Thanks for using the newsgroups.

Please send me an e-mail to my Microsoft account (remove the "online"
from
the e-mail address) stating this issue.

Thanks,
bliz

--
Jim Blizzard, MCSD .NET
Community Developer Evangelist | http://www.microsoft.com/communities
Microsoft

Your Potential. Our Passion.

This posting is provided as is, without warranty, and confers no rights.

"Don Allen" <da****@pcg.org> wrote in message
news:04****************************@phx.gbl...
The hard drive on my developement computer got corrupted
recently so I reformatted, installed Win2KPro, Visual
Studio .net Enterprise Developer (2002) Entering the
appropriate "Product Key" - So far, so Good.

Then I installed the Visual Studio .net Enterprise
Architect (2003) Upgrade (2 CDs instead of 4CDs in the
2002 package) No error messages. It doesn't ask
for "Product Key"

When I try to launch Visual Studio I get the "Please enter
a valid product key to use this product - setup has
detected that the product key is missing or invalid."

The knowledge base articles I have found tell me to remove
and reinstall. I've done that three times now with the
same result.

Is there a command line instruction that wil prompt me for
the Prodict ID. It is a far-from-trivial mater to
uninstall and re-install two versions of Visual Studio .net
It takes most of a day each time.

Whatever help you can give would be greatly appreciated.
DA


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Nov 22 '05 #5

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