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Monday, October 31, 2011

Visual Studio 2010 Error The Product key cannot be used to extend the use of this product

After a gap of few weeks, today when I fired up Visual Studio 2010 Professional on my lappie, it showed me a dialog box, to obtain a new license key to extend the trial version.

As usual, I tried obtaining a new license online and pasted this key in the activation window and hit Activate button, but no luck, it keeps on throwing this error:


"The product key cannot be used to extend the use of this product"

Searched on the internet and came to this msdn forum http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-HK/vssetup/thread/518bc51d-56e1-4224-89d0-0645808d6b78 which eventually took me to this link, which proved very useful to troubleshoot the above error.

http://www.mydigitallife.info/master-product-key-to-upgrade-activate-visual-studio-2010-ultimate-premium-and-professional/


Tip:  You can directly use the master key mentioned in the above link, it starts with YCFHQ..., just google it and you are good to go ;-)

9 comments:

Imran Athar said...

;) Good one Thanks man..

Kamanga Brian Dexter said...

Dude,

You are a genius!! Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

thanks it helped

Anonymous said...

thanks it helped !!

Anonymous said...

this has helped me so much x

Anonymous said...

Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Key. YCFHQ9DWCYDKV88T2TMHG7BHP.

If you get any error forget it, don't worry about that error.It activate your VS 2010 Ultimate

J Dillard said...

I use Ultimate 2012 so everything works properly and non of the lags or things like that appeared. How do you think, will it be a problem but a bit later? Or 2012 version is fine?

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot.. It is working.. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the person who have provided the key directly in the comment...!