How to: Locate the Visual Studio Product Key
Updated: September 1, 2016
For the latest documentation on Visual Studio 2017 RC, see Visual Studio 2017 RC Documentation.
You may want to locate the product key for Visual Studio when you are working with customer support, upgrading from a trial version, or updating your own records.
Look for the product key in one of these locations:
On the installation media (if applicable).
On the My.VisualStudio.com website.
Documentation or other communication from the vendor from whom you purchased the software.