So I installed windows 8 pro and because of a volume licence version and proxy authentication problems activating kept on failing!! After a while (2 retries) I reckoned I would research alternative options that led me to eventually having to activate via command prompt and change my windows key!! There was no easy access to “change your windows 8 key” and found this article that guided me through the process.
Happy days after visual studio 2012 also available now for us MSDN subscribers. >>off to write that windows 8 app then!!