This is a question on Visual Studio 2010 license key.

  • If I install the Visual Studio 2010 Professional edition for trial, once it is expired, can I convert this trial to "full" using a purchased license key? or...
  • do I need to buy and download a new Visual Studio 2010 Professional fullname?

Yes you can as the Trial and Official ISO's are the same, except that some features are disabled in the trial.

When you'll buy a key, you'll be able to modify (via add/remove apps in windows) VS2010 to change the licence key to the one you just bought.

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    It's easier to do it from "Help" > Register Product than use Change Programs or Features. – vcsjones May 2 '11 at 20:17
  • Oh well, I missed that one :P Good point ;) – Marc-Andre R. May 3 '11 at 15:50

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