Unable to Get Developer licence for Windows 8 Consumer Preview. - by andrewscott48210

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ID 727734 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 19
Opened 3/1/2012 2:07:59 PM
Duplicates 731508 Access Restriction Public


When I tried to install the developer Licence for Windows 8 Consumer Preview, I get an error saying "We couldn't get your developer Licence for Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Please check your internet connection and try again."  However I am online. When I get to the designer, I get a System.UnauthorizedAccessException when the designer loads the page.
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Posted by Mahmudbd on 10/20/2012 at 1:19 PM

you need to pay certain fee to renew the developer license. Just go to the link below:

Posted by Beniwal on 5/8/2012 at 10:29 PM
I have tried several times but still i could not get the license file
Posted by Microsoft on 3/7/2012 at 2:32 PM
Hi andrewscott48210,

This Post should be able to help here. If you have any issues, please add them to this post.


Thanks for your time,
Posted by Microsoft on 3/7/2012 at 2:19 PM
Hi andrewscott48210,

This issue is currently under active investigation.

Thanks for your patience,

Posted by Ebstyne on 3/6/2012 at 7:07 PM
Been trying all day... same issue. Upgraded from Win7 on 32bit.
Posted by mrCaddy56 on 3/6/2012 at 4:28 PM
We really need this taken care of. Please any feedback or solutions?
Posted by andrewscott48210 on 3/5/2012 at 1:59 PM
About the side effect from the upgrade, I read that in other forums.
Posted by andrewscott48210 on 3/5/2012 at 1:57 PM
It is not a bug in Visual Studio, as I had first thought, but it may have been that the servers overloaded. It was also thought to be a side affect from the upgrade from Windows 7, but it was not. I did not count the number of tries, but it had worked.
Posted by andrewscott48210 on 3/5/2012 at 1:42 PM
I had just found the solution. Just keep hitting Retry an be patient. You might be able to get a license.
Posted by MightyMick on 3/4/2012 at 3:37 PM
Same here, dead in the water. Any ETA or ideas for a solution?
Posted by johnmcclain77 on 3/2/2012 at 8:29 PM
I'm getting the same exact error. Any solution yet?
Posted by Pr0j3cT D on 3/2/2012 at 1:34 PM
I get The same error after updating to windows 8 64 bit from windows 7 64 bit, but I also noticed that I got an

Error Code: 80004005

sometimes, which I believe could be caused by older .Net Frameworks (could not find them on my system, except from in windows features) causing problems with the newer .net framework. I mention this in case someone else gets an idea from this. Really want to be able to work on my apps.
Posted by JaysonGo on 3/2/2012 at 6:05 AM
I'm also getting this error trying to load/debug a Metro Style C# application.
Posted by EricLeong [Feedback Moderator] on 3/1/2012 at 10:25 PM
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Posted by MS-Moderator01 on 3/1/2012 at 5:35 PM
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