We update Visual Studio often so that you get the latest features, performance improvements, reliability updates, and bug fixes. If you need to go back to the previous release, then you must uninstall your current installation and use the links below to revert your Visual Studio state. This article describes how to do so.
We provide servicing fixes only for the latest released version and for the servicing baselines that are supported for an extended length of time. Before attempting to install a previous version of Visual Studio 2019, refer to our support policy. Microsoft does not guarantee support outside of this policy.
Uninstalling the current release
On Windows, open the Visual Studio Installer.
Uninstall all instances of Visual Studio 2019 listed in the Visual Studio Installer.
From Programs and Features in the Control Panel, find "Microsoft Visual Studio 2019", and uninstall it.
If you are unable to follow the steps above due to a corrupted install, do the following instead:
You should have access to InstallCleanup.exe from C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\Installer\resources\app\layout. Note: If you do not find InstallCleanup.exe in this folder, then you can follow the below steps to acquire it:
When prompted to select a workload to install, close the window (do not install anything).
Then close the Visual Studio Installer window (do not install anything).
Using Command Prompt in administrator mode, go to that directory and run InstallCleanup.exe -f.
Please note, uninstalling Visual Studio will not remove standalone products and components such as .NET, SQL, IIS, VC++ Redistributables, and SDKs. These may need to be removed manually from Programs and Features in the Control Panel.
Installing an earlier release
You can either create and use an offline installation, or you can download and launch one of the installers below directly.
If your organization has standardized on a particular servicing baseline of Visual Studio 2019, we recommended staying current with the latest servicing release of that supported baseline. The minor versions that have been declared as supported servicing baselines for Visual Studio 2019 are: 16.0. Refer to our support policy for additional information.
Release Dates and Build numbers
The table below lists the release details for Visual Studio 2019.
The only supported releases are the latest release of the Visual Studio 2019 supported baselines (which have been declared as 16.0 and 16.4) or the latest release of the latest minor version. The recommended release to install is the latest release of the product, which is listed at the top of the table.