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How to: Register Visual Studio 

This topic has been updated for Visual Studio 2005 SP1.

If you decide not to register the product at the end of setup, you can register the product by using other methods.


The product identification number (PID) and a Microsoft Passport Network account are required to register. The PID can be found in the About dialog box, accessed on the Help menu.

To register the product

  • Register from the product by clicking Register Product on the Help menu.


  • Register by using the registration card found in the product box.

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