_Rab_

When I try to register from the Activate Product... option in the help menu, I fill in the web form at https://profile.microsoft.com/ProductActivation/ProductActivation.aspx, but when I click on the Continue button, I always get the error message shown below.  I have been getting this same message for a number of weeks now. 

Anyone got any ideas

Rab


Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition Beta 2



Re: Installing and Registering Visual Studio Express Editions Can't register for activation key for Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition Beta

Giacomo Succi

Did you get this address from the app
The application itself generate the link, becouse for registering the app, the procedure, need some infos of your PC, like account name and (if I'm right) the install CLSID.
So... I think it'sn't possible to register the app by the "empty" URL.
That's what I see... But I don't know if I'm completly right.
See ya^^.




Re: Installing and Registering Visual Studio Express Editions Can't register for activation key for Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition Beta

_Rab_

Sorry for the confusion caused; for brevity I didn't add all the variable details from the at the end of the URL.

Yes, the link is automatically populated from my machine when I click on the register now link from the help dialogue in Visual W D 2005 E E Beta.

I get taken to a web page to enter all my details - name, e-mail address etc however, it is when I click the continue button after this that I get the error.

Rab





Re: Installing and Registering Visual Studio Express Editions Can't register for activation key for Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition Beta

KathyA

Try:
1.  Go to Microsoft Profile Center (http://profile.microsoft.com) log in with your passport and verify you have an email address on file.  If not, then enter it there and go through validation.  If that works, then go to your Express product and try to activate it (your emaill address will show up pre-populated - don't change it)

If this does not work, can you please send the following information to vsrghlp@microsoft.com

1.  the passport sign-in you're using along with the email address your associating with it an
2.  The URL that the activation link takes you to after you sign-in with your passport account




Re: Installing and Registering Visual Studio Express Editions Can't register for activation key for Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition Beta

greg derksen

where do i write the activation key



Re: Installing and Registering Visual Studio Express Editions Can't register for activation key for Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition Beta

cjfackler2

Thank you. This helps alot. Sure eased some of my woes. Much obliged.



Re: Installing and Registering Visual Studio Express Editions Can't register for activation key for Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition Beta

Fakir

I have a valid MS Live account but I can't get VWD to activate. I fill in the activation web form and every time (no matter which email I put on this form) I get a field validation error 'Invalid Email' in red. I can't use it anymore now, so I really need to activate it. I've also tried this on two different PCs using both IE and Firefox. I am following the link on the splash screen that requires me to enter registration code or exit the app. Please help.



Re: Installing and Registering Visual Studio Express Editions Can't register for activation key for Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition Beta

Bramin

Is it just me or is this whole activation thingy wackoe Because like you I have the "activation key" and it tells you quite explictly in the email to click on "Help" and, out of I have no idea how many pages I have been to after receiving that "simple direction", I have yet to see that word where it generally is located...in the upper right hand corner.

Why we can't just be given a link to where you are suppose to place the "activtion key" is beyond me. And if this is a "free" product for windows users why it can't just be veified that we are using windows in the same way it is verified when downloading updates etc is an even greater mystery. The really pathetic thing is that this problem of finding where to go is a rampant and hostile problem, to say the least, for users and a waste of so much of our collective time and this goes double for places like the "Help Center" we try to use so often and explains in minute detail things we either are not interested in, can't understand or doesn't even address the issue we are after at the moment in any intellegable way.

However, as faithless as I am, I must confess to some spiritual feeling regarding all this, which is that it is way beyond my comprehension to understand, nor do I even remotely want to understand, what has got to be one of the greatest secrets of creation and that is why does it have to be anymore difficult to legitimately use a program like this, or something similar...than joining a forum or a group

And this is just in conclusion, I can not say how estatic I am to be able to have the choice of screaming in the largest font here, or whispering in a font that can't even be seen...rather than have a spell check program because no one would need anything as idiotic as that to make a point.






Re: Installing and Registering Visual Studio Express Editions Can't register for activation key for Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition Beta

Bramin

GREG, AND OTHERS...GO TO START...CLICK ON PROGRAMS...CLICK ON "VISUAL WEB DEVELOPER 2005"...GO TO TOP RIGHT AND CLICK ON THE WORD "HELP"...CLICK ON "REGISTER PRODUCT"...LET ME KNOW IF THIS GOT YOU THERE AND IT SHOULD BE SIMPLER THAN THAT TO DO IT!




Re: Installing and Registering Visual Studio Express Editions Can't register for activation key for Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition Beta

Karlo123

Dude, I have tried myself to register this product and all I get when I click on Register from the Help menu is a Blank IE window. This sucks. Ive waisted about 1.5 hours on this at this point. I have searched the web and microsoft for some kind of resolution and have found nothing but these remarks. Come on, this is rediculous. All I need is a Key. Can someone just send me this key so my registration does not expire in 15 days. Thanks,



Re: Installing and Registering Visual Studio Express Editions Can't register for activation key for Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition Beta

Karlo123

I have now verified my email address with microsoft about 5 times now. Wow, can we waist more of my time. All I want is an activation key for this product. Cant seem to get the Register link from the Help menu to populate anthing but a blank IE screen.



Re: Installing and Registering Visual Studio Express Editions Can't register for activation key for Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition Beta

MauiSon

Kathy is close, but really didn't offer enough info...

click the link to sign into your passport (you have to have one) and
leave that page open after it recognizes you.

In your Express product(s), click Help>Register and then click
link to 'Why Register (the bottom one of the 2).

Your registration key will magically appear on the page and will be
different for each Express product.







Re: Installing and Registering Visual Studio Express Editions Can't register for activation key for Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition Beta

Karlo123

Still see only a blank E window. Nothing populates. And I dont see any Why Register link only a Registration Benefits link and a Register Now link when I click Help>Register Product. This is getting frustrating.



Re: Installing and Registering Visual Studio Express Editions Can't register for activation key for Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition Beta

mooremedia

I suffered for two weeks trying to register Visual Web Dev Express (2005) - and finally it hit me. I kept getting the error after I entered my email address and PW on the registration page.

I had my cookies set for "Prompt" - and had mistakenly was blocking them for all the registration pages. I needed to reset cookies for "allow " for the login.live.com, profile.microsoft.com, (and a some other pages of which the URL's excape me at the moment) - then it worked fine.






Re: Installing and Registering Visual Studio Express Editions Can't register for activation key for Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition Beta

vsexpress2005

This registration thing is so lame, VSExpress2005/VWD is a free product why have this registration thing I have just tried to register, I have my 14 digit key, copy/pasted exactly from the web page:

Your registration key is: NFXD4TRDVTRQFB

Well I entered this several times, every time it said the key wasn't valid, this is so annoying.

I went to Help -> Register Product... -> Complete Registration.

Here's a copy/paste of the error message:

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Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition Product Registration
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The registration key you entered is not valid. Please enter the registration key exactly as it appears on the registration website, or copy and paste it into the Registration key field.
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OK
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