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Visual Studio Trial Expiring

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I'm getting a message that my Visual Studio trial ends in 6 days, but the Microsoft page from which I got VS stated: <br/><br/>

Visual Studio Community 2013 is a free, full-featured IDE with powerful coding productivity features, cross-platform mobile development tools for Windows, iOS and Android, and access to thousands of extensions. This edition of Visual Studio is available at no cost for non-enterprise application development. After installation, check out the Visual Studio Gallery. It provides quick access to tools, controls, and templates to help you get the most out of Visual Studio.<br/><br/>

However, it appears that this is not the case. What do I do?

Dragonfly version v4.0
asked Sep 20, 2015 by Andrew

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Fixed my own problem again. Here is what to do if you encounter this situation. Note that I make no claims of understanding anything any technology company does ever.
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By default, Visual Studio starts you on a 30-day free trial (of the free software.)
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To obtain a license (which is free) for the software, you must register for a Microsoft account and link it to the software. This appears to be required for using it beyond the 30-day trial period.

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This free license for the free software is required if you want to use it after the end of the free trial.
answered Sep 20, 2015 by Andrew
selected Sep 25, 2015 by Andrew
Intersting!   I've used the VS 2013 community version without any notices, but it must be because I registered for it immediately when I first downloaded it.

Glad you figured it out.
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