Update Visual Studio 2017 to the most recent release

We update Visual Studio often to extend its functionality and to fix customer-reported issues. To make sure you have the most current, optimized release of Visual Studio, you'll want to update it. Here's how.

Important

To install, update, or modify Visual Studio, you must log on with an account that has administrative permissions. For more information, see User Permissions and Visual Studio.

Update by using the Notifications hub

  1. When there are updates, you will see a notification flag in Visual Studio.

    Update Visual Studio 2017 by using the Notification hub

    Click or tap the notification flag to open the Notifications hub.

    Update Visual Studio 2017 by using the Notification hub

  2. Click or tap "Visual Studio Update" is available, which opens the Extensions and Updates dialog box.

    Update Visual Studio 2017 by using the Notifications hub

  3. In the Extensions and Updates dialog box, click or tap the Update button.

    Update Visual Studio 2017 by using the Notifications hub

Update by using the Visual Studio Installer

  1. Open the installer. You might need to update the installer before continuing. If this is the case, you'll be prompted to do so.

    Note

    On a computer running Windows 10, you'll find the installer under the letter V as the Visual Studio Installer, or under the letter M as the Microsoft Visual Studio Installer.

  2. On the Product page in the installer, look for the edition of Visual Studio that you have installed.

  3. If an update is available, you'll see an Update button. (It might take a few seconds for the installer to determine whether an update is available.)

    Click or tap the Update button to install the updates.

    Update Visual Studio 2017 by using the Visual Studio Installer

Get support

Sometimes, things can go wrong. If your Visual Studio installation fails, see the Troubleshooting Visual Studio 2017 installation and upgrade issues page. If none of the troubleshooting steps help, you can contact us by live chat for installation assistance (English only). For details, see the Visual Studio support page.

Here are a few more support options:

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