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As the owner of a copy of Hitchhiker’s Guide to Visual Studio and SQL Server (7th Edition), or Hitchhiker’s Guide to SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition you are entitled to six months of prepaid access to premium content on this Web site which contains additional material, resources, information and peer to peer interactive forums. I plan to update this material frequently as new content comes in. It’s also a place to find the latest EBooks published by Beta V Corporation and Boost Data Ltd.


If your EBook has been acquired from Microsoft, it does not include access to the support site. However, if you do want access, please email Bill at billva@betav.com to find out about how to purchase access to the site.


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  1. Go to http://www.HitchhikerGuides.NET.
  2. If you are not already a registered user, click on the Register hyperlink, otherwise login as normal and select the Profile hyperlink.
  3. The gray painted area on the first page of the printed book, or the GUID printed on each page of the EBook is your personal premium content access code*. Use a coin to scratch off the gray coating or simply peel it off with tape. Do you not use a knife or other sharp object, which can damage the code. If your printed book does not have the “Congratulations” page, return it to your book dealer for a replacement.
  1. At the appropriate point on the profile data entry web page, enter your premium content access code exactly as shown. The number is a hex GUID and is not case-sensitive. Do not include any curly braces { } as you enter the number.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions. Be sure to enter your email address correctly, since your initial password is chosen by the system and immediately sent to you via email.
  3. Once you have submitted your details, the site automatically generates and sends you your initial password via the email address provided. Use this password with your username on the login page. Once logged in you will be able to access the premium members’ area, and choose your own password.


This process takes just a couple of minutes and only needs to be completed once. Keep a copy of your registration number in case you’re required to revalidate in the future.


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* Important: The premium content access code on this page can only be used once to establish a subscription to the premium content on the Hitchhiker’s Guide to Visual Studio and SQL Server (7th Edition) companion Web site. This subscription is valid for six months upon activation and is not transferable. If this access code has already been scratched off, it may no longer be valid. If this is the case, you can purchase a premium subscription by following the instructions on the login or profile pages on http://www.HitchhikerGuides.Net