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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.

Note

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

  1. On Windows, open the Visual Studio Installer.
  2. Uninstall all instances of Visual Studio 2019 listed in the Visual Studio Installer.
  3. 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:

  1. 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:
    • Go to VisualStudio.microsoft.com/downloads, and select a version to download.
    • 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).
  2. 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.

To create an offline installation, follow the instructions at Create an offline installation of Visual Studio, replacing the bootstrapper files referenced in the document with the versions below.

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 recommended release to install is the latest release of the latest minor version, which is listed at the top of the table.

Version Release Date Build Number Links to Installers Notes
16.2.2 August 13, 2019 16.2.29209.62 Enterprise Professional BuildTools Release notes
16.2.1 August 6, 2019 16.2.29201.188 Enterprise Professional BuildTools Release notes
16.2.0 July 24, 2019 16.2.29123.88 Enterprise Professional BuildTools Release notes
16.1.6 July 9, 2019 16.1.29102.190 Enterprise Professional BuildTools Release notes
16.1.5 July 2, 2019 16.1.29025.244 Enterprise Professional BuildTools Release notes
16.1.4 June 25, 2019 16.1.29020.237 Enterprise Professional BuildTools Release notes
16.1.3 June 11, 2019 16.1.29009.5 Enterprise Professional BuildTools Release notes
16.1.2 June 5, 2019 16.1.29001.49 Enterprise Professional BuildTools Release notes
16.1.1 May 24, 2019 16.1.28922.388 Enterprise Professional BuildTools Release notes
16.1.0 May 21, 2019 16.1.28917.181 Enterprise Professional BuildTools Release notes
16.0.7 August 13, 2019 16.0.28803.571 Enterprise Professional BuildTools Release notes
16.0.6 July 9, 2019 16.0.28803.540 Enterprise Professional BuildTools Release notes
16.0.5 June 11, 2019 16.0.28803.514 Enterprise Professional BuildTools Release notes
16.0.4 May 14, 2019 16.0.28803.452 Enterprise Professional Build Tools Release notes
16.0.3 April 30, 2019 16.0.28803.352 Enterprise Professional Build Tools Release notes
16.0.2 April 18, 2019 16.0.28803.202 Enterprise Professional Build Tools Release notes
16.0.1 April 9, 2019 16.0.28803.156 Enterprise Professional Build Tools Release notes
16.0.0 April 2, 2019 16.0.28729.10 Enterprise Professional Build Tools Release notes

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