Renewing your developer license
If you want/are developing applications for Windows 8, you will notice that Microsoft grants you a developer license when you install the development tools (Visual Studio 11 Beta). I discovered that you can actually renew/refresh this license on your machine, if you need it for any reason.
Here is how you do it:
- Enable Admin Tools in the Windows 8 Settings (Swipe from the right/Settings)
- Run the Windows PowerShell As Administrator (which should now be on your start screen)
- Type in the following command: Show-WindowsDeveloperLicenseRegistration
Done. That command will trigger the process of contacting the license server and acquire a new developer license. It will ask you to enter your Windows Live ID credentials to validate the request, and once you do it, you will get your new license.
Hope it helps !