How to: Locate the Visual Studio Product Key


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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.

To find the product key for Visual Studio

  • Look for the product key in one of these locations:

    • On the installation media (if applicable).

    • On the website.

    • Documentation or other communication from the vendor from whom you purchased the software.

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