Visual Studio 2022 is the latest version of the visual studio released by Microsoft
This article will explain how to Download and Install Visual Studio 2022 on Windows.
First, we need to view the System Requirement for Visual Studio 2022.
Visual Studio 2022 System Requirements
Visual Studio 2022 is supported on the following 64-bit operating systems:
- Windows 11 version 21H2 or higher: Home, Pro, Pro Education, Pro for Workstations, Enterprise, and Education
- Windows 10 version 1909 or higher: Home, Professional, Education, and Enterprise.
- 1.8 GHz or faster 64-bit processor. Quad-core or better recommended. ARM processors are not supported.
- Minimum of 4 GB of RAM. Many factors impact resources used; we recommend 16 GB RAM for typical professional solutions.
- Hard disk space: Minimum of 850 MB up to 210 GB of available space, depending on features installed; typical installations require 20-50 GB of free space.
- Video card that supports a minimum display resolution of WXGA (1366 by 768).
Before you begin installing Visual Studio 2022 check the above system requirements for your computer. If you do not meet the above requirements, you may want to install Visual Studio 2019.
Next, make sure your computer is ready for Visual Studio.
- Apply the latest Windows updates. These updates ensure that your computer has both the latest security updates and the required system components for Visual Studio.
- Reboot. The reboot ensures that any pending installs or updates will not hinder your Visual Studio install.
- Free up space. Remove unneeded files and applications from your system drive by, for example, running the Disk Cleanup app.
Ready to install? Next, will download Visual Studio.
Download Visual Studio
Click on the “download” button:
You will see the following screen:
There are 3 editions for Visual Studio 2022:
- Community edition is free for students, open-source, and individual developers.
- Professional edition is best suited for small teams.
- Enterprise edition is for large organizations or enterprises.
Note: The Community edition is free for students, open-source, and individual developers. This edition includes the fully-featured Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The IDE makes it easy to edit, debug, build, and publish your game.
Select the edition of Visual Studio that you want, and then save the file to your Downloads folder.
Install Visual Studio 2022
Run or double-click the file in the Downloads folder to install the Visual Studio Installer. This new lightweight installer includes everything you need to both install and customize Visual Studio.
You will be asked to acknowledge the Microsoft License Terms and the Microsoft Privacy Statement. Click the “Continue” button.
The Installer fetches the required files to install the Visual Studio 2022. This process will take few minutes.
The Installer will ask for the features you wish to install; workloads, individual components, language packs, and installation location.
Select the workload you want in the Visual Studio Installer.
A workload is a group of individual components based on the project type. For example, choose the ASP.NET and web development workload to edit ASP.NET Web pages with Web Live Preview or choose from Desktop & Mobile workloads to develop cross-platform apps with C#, or C++ projects.
If you don’t select all options, select the 5 options for Desktop & Mobile and the 2 options for Gaming.
Note: At any time after installation, you can install workloads or components that you didn’t install initially. If you have Visual Studio open, go to Tools > Get Tools and Features… which opens the Visual Studio Installer. Or, open the Visual Studio Installer from the Start menu. From there, you can choose the workloads or components that you wish to install. Then, choose Modify.
After you choose the workload(s) you want, select Install. Next, the status screen will appear showing the progress of your Visual Studio installation.
Select individual components (Optional).
The Second Option provides a list of components that can be installed. Choosing the workloads automatically selects the components that are part of that workload. You can further customize what you want to install from this option. Choose what you want, and then follow the prompts.
Select language packs (Optional).
The language is automatically picked up from the language configured from the operating system. To install Visual Studio in a language of your choosing, choose the Language packs tab from the Visual Studio Installer, and then follow the prompts.
Select Installation Location (optional).
The final tab is the installation location. If you wish to change the location where the program is installed, enter it here. Note choosing the default location is usually your best option.
Next, click on the Install button to begin the installation of Visual Studio 2022.
The installer will now download each component from the internet and start the installation. This will take a while depending on your internet speed.
Once the installation is complete, you will be presented with the Installation succeeded message along with the option to register.
Next, the sign in window appears, you can Sign in or click the Sign up to create a new account. If you wish to continue without Signing in click on “Not now, maybe later” and proceed. You can sign in later from Visual Studio using the option Help -> Register Visual Studio.
Note: The Community edition will expire after 30 days if you do not register your copy
Get started with Visual Studio
After your Visual Studio installation is complete, select the Launch button to get started developing with Visual Studio.
On the start window, choose Create a new project.
Below the template search box, enter the type of project you want to create.
- Select the ALL languages drop-down list: C#
- Select the ALL platforms drop-down list: Windows
- Select All project types drop-down list: Desktop
Then select “Windows forms App” and click the “Next” button.
Enter the project name, location, and solution name for the new project, then click the “Next” button, then the “Create” button.
Visual Studio opens your new project, and you’re ready to code!