missing authorization code for free verson of v/cobol personal edition

I downloaded the free version of personal visual cobol from CNET.  When I attempt to open an example project (or any other) the Visual Studio tells me I need an authorization code.  This was a download directly from CNET.

I didn't get an authorization code on a package and I didn't get one in an email as I didn't have to
 provide an email address to CNET.

I called support and they told me to come here.  When I try to use online support I need an authorization code to get to them.
 This is a conundrum of a sort.

Can anybody tell me how to  obtain an authorization code?  Also, is this a temporary authorization or is it permanent for the personal edition?

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