Visual Studio Registration

Visual Studio Registration

 

Once Visual Studio Express 2013 has been installed on a computer, it may be used for up to 30 days as part of a trial license.  When the 30 days are up, VS2013 must be registered to continue using it for free.  This registration may be done at any time before or after the expiration of the trial license by following these steps:

Step 1. Start up VS2013 and click on the Help menu.  Choose the Register Product menu item to open the Product Information dialog.vs-registration-step01
Step 2. With the Product Information dialog open, click on the Sign In button.vs-registration-step02
Step 3. The Microsoft Account dialog will now open, as seen below.  If you already have a Microsoft account, click on the Sign In button and go to Step 6.  If you do not have an account, click on the Sign up now text and continue onto the next step.vs-registration-step03
Step 4. Clicking on the Sign up now text presents us with some text boxes to fill in.  Enter the appropriate information for each text box and continue onto the next step.vs-registration-step04
Step 5. With everything filled in, scroll to the bottom of the Microsoft Account window and click on the Create account button.vs-registration-step05
Step 6. After signing in or creating a new account, we will be asked about saving Visual Studio projects within the Microsoft online cloud.  We can skip this by clicking on the Not now, maybe later text.vs-registration-step06
Step 7. We will now be returned back to the Product Information dialog where we are told that VS2013 is now registered.  Click on the Close button to return to the main VS2013 interface.vs-registration-step07

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