Failed to Get Developer License for Visual Studio 11 Beta (both Express and Ultimate SKU) on machines upgraded from windows 7 - by Don Burnett Microsoft MVP 2013

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ID 728710 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 6
Opened 3/4/2012 10:45:23 PM
Access Restriction Public


When I run the Metro App I get message saying it needs to get/renew the dev license, then I get below error;

[Window Title]
 Developer License
[Main Instruction]
 We couldn't get your developer license for Windows 8 Consumer Preview
 Please check your network connection and try again.
[Retry] [Close]
And in VS 2011 Beta error window I get below 2 errors;

Error 2 Deployment of package 91acf9dd-243a-4c7f-a428-78a1e85cecf6_1.0.0.0_neutral__agtam8yy7wpv6 [Package
Full Name] failed because no valid license or sideloading policy could be applied. A developer license
( or enterprise sideloading configuration
( may be required. MetroApplication1

Error 1 Error : DEP0730 : Registration of the application failed because no Developer License is installed
on the target machine. MetroApplication1
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Posted by Microsoft on 3/7/2012 at 2:30 PM
Hi Don Burnett,

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 2:23 PM
Hi Don Burnett,

This issue is currently under active investigation.

Thanks for your patience,

Posted by MS-Moderator10 [Feedback Moderator] on 3/6/2012 at 7:40 PM
Thanks for your feedback. We are rerouting this issue to the appropriate group within the Visual Studio Product Team for triage and resolution. These specialized experts will follow-up with your issue.
Posted by MS-Moderator10 on 3/5/2012 at 5:52 PM
Thank you for your feedback, We are currently reviewing the issue you have submitted. If this issue is urgent, please contact support directly (