Question VS2010 on both main and laptop?

VentureFree

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I have been using VS2005 for the last few years and I had it installed on both my main computer and my laptop. I'm thinking of getting VS2010, and I wanted to make sure that I could install it on both computers without having to pay for it twice. Is that possible? Or will they try and make me buy 2 copies? If the latter, then I think I'll just stick with 2005.
 

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That depends on what the license says. Typically you can can install it on one computer at a time, which means to be legal you'll need to buy a 2nd key for the other computer.

However, you could buy VS2010 and install it on your main dev comp (the desktop, I would guess) then download and install the VS2010 Express edition(s) and install that on the non-main dev comp (the laptop, is my guess). VS2010 Express is free like the VS2005 Express and VS2008 Express were both free.
 
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