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Visual Studio 2022: suppot for Windows SP1 x64 with ESU

Hello.
According to Visual Studio 2022 requirements it can be installed only on Windows 10 1909 and newer operating systems. Is that a final decision or a subject of change?
Our company recently purshased Extended Security Updates for Windows 7 SP1 x64 on 20 developer PCs (updates till Jan 2023).
Visual Studio 2022 is likely to release at Nov-Dec 2021 and it's very strange that it will not support Windows 7 SP1 x64 with ESU.
Visual Studio 2022 itself is running on the top of .NET Framework which will be supported for a long time.
New IDE will add .NET 6 development support which supports Windows 7 SP1 x64 with ESU
So is there any reason for not to support Windows 7 SP1 x64 with ESU by Visual Studio itself?
Thank you in advance.

UPDATE:
I suggested this feature to Visual Studio Product Team - https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/t/Visual-Studio-2022:-suppot-for-Windows-S/1540175


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PengGe-MSFT answered

Hi, @bairog

Welcome to Microsoft Q&A!

According to this document, Visual Studio 2022 does not support installation on Windows 7.
I suggest you directly suggest this feature to Visual Studio Product Team in our Developer Community, and if you do suggest this feature, please share the link here, other forum members who are interested or needed this feature will go to vote for this thread.

Sincerely,
Peng


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