Workarounds and operating system requirements for Visual Studio 2022

Applies to:   Visual Studio 2022

Summary

Visual Studio 2022 is supported only on 64-bit editions of Windows 10 version 1909 and higher and Windows Server 2016 and higher. We don't recommend using Visual Studio on earlier versions of Windows and Windows Server. See the full system requirements for more details. To enable organizations to schedule their operating system upgrades, this page provides known issues and potential workarounds when using Visual Studio 2022 on an unsupported operating system.

Note

Microsoft is unable to provide support or fixes for issues arising from using Visual Studio 2022 on an unsupported operating system. For feedback on supported configurations, see Developer Community.

32-bit operating systems

Visual Studio 2022 doesn't install on 32-bit operating systems.

ARM-based operating systems

Performance of Visual Studio 2022 on a 64-bit ARM operating system may not meet expectations. Visual Studio 2022 version 17.3 and earlier versions aren't supported on ARM operating systems. Visual Studio 2022 version 17.4 and later versions are supported only on Windows 11 on Arm.

Application Virtualization

Visual Studio doesn't support Application Virtualization (App-V) solutions. For example, Microsoft App-V for Windows or third-party app virtualization technologies.

Azure Virtual Desktops

Running Visual Studio in a virtual machine environment requires a full Windows operating system. Visual Studio doesn't support multiple simultaneous users using the software on the same machine, including shared virtual desktop infrastructure machines or a pooled Windows Virtual Desktop host pool.

Windows containers

Running Visual Studio 2022 Community, Professional, or Enterprise editions in Windows containers isn't supported. The Build Tools edition is supported.

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

When installing or using Visual Studio 2022 on Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, you may experience the following issues.

  • SQL development against a LocalDB, web development tools, and code maps aren't available. To work around this issue, install SQL Server Express 2016. For more information on installation, see SQL Server Express LocalDB.
  • The Diagnostic Hub requires Microsoft Edge and the Chromium browser engine. Chromium and Edge support on Windows 7 ends January 15, 2022. After this date, the browser components will no longer receive security updates. Microsoft recommends upgrading to a supported operating system.
  • Visual Studio Terminal doesn't work and isn't supported on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • .NET 4.8.1 isn't supported, and will not install.

Windows 8

Visual Studio 2022 doesn't install on Windows 8.

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2

When installing or using Visual Studio 2022 on Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2012 R2, you may experience the following issues.

  • SQL development against a LocalDB, web development tools, and code maps aren't available. To work around this issue, install SQL Server Express 2016. For more information on installation, see SQL Server Express LocalDB.
  • .NET 4.8.1 isn't supported, and will not install.

Windows 10, version 1507 and 1511

Visual Studio 2022 doesn't install on Windows 10, versions 1507 or 1511.

Windows 10, versions 1607 through 1903

  • .NET 4.8.1 isn't supported, and will not install.

Windows 10, versions 1909 through 2004

  • .NET 4.8.1 isn't supported, and will not install.