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Overview

This page contains the minimum system requirements for the Visual Studio 2019 family of products. For information on compatibility, see Visual Studio 2019 Platform Targeting and Compatibility. If you need help with improving performance, see Visual Studio performance tips and tricks.

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Visual Studio 2019 System Requirements

The following products support the minimum system requirements below:

  • Visual Studio Enterprise 2019
  • Visual Studio Professional 2019
  • Visual Studio Community 2019
  • Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Office Integration 2019

Supported Operating Systems

Visual Studio 2019 will install and run on the following operating systems (64 bit recommended):

  • Windows 10 version 1703 or higher: Home, Professional, Education, and Enterprise (LTSC and S are not supported)
  • Windows Server 2019: Standard and Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2016: Standard and Datacenter
  • Windows 8.1 (with Update 2919355): Core, Professional, and Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (with Update 2919355): Essentials, Standard, Datacenter
  • Windows 7 SP1 (with latest Windows Updates): Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate

Hardware

  • 1.8 GHz or faster processor. Quad-core or better recommended
  • 2 GB of RAM; 8 GB of RAM recommended (2.5 GB minimum if running on a virtual machine)
  • Hard disk space: Minimum of 800MB up to 210 GB of available space, depending on features installed; typical installations require 20-50 GB of free space.
  • Hard disk speed: to improve performance, install Windows and Visual Studio on a solid state drive (SSD).
  • Video card that supports a minimum display resolution of 720p (1280 by 720); Visual Studio will work best at a resolution of WXGA (1366 by 768) or higher.

Supported Languages

Visual Studio is available in English, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.

You can select the language of Visual Studio during installation. The Visual Studio Installer is available in the same fourteen languages, and will match the language of Windows, if available.

Note: Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Office Integration 2019 is available in the ten languages supported by Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2019.

Additional Requirements

  • Administrator rights are required to install Visual Studio.
  • .NET Framework 4.5 is required to install Visual Studio. Visual Studio requires .NET Framework 4.7.2, which will be installed during setup.
  • .NET Core has specific Windows prerequisites for Windows 8.1 and earlier.
  • Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC edition, Windows 10 S and Windows 10 Team Edition are not supported for development. You may use Visual Studio 2019 to build apps that run on Windows 10 LTSC, Windows 10 S and Windows 10 Team Edition.
  • Internet Explorer 11 or Edge is required for internet-related scenarios. Some features might not work unless these, or a later version, are installed.
  • For Hyper-V emulator support, A supported 64-bit operating system is required. A processor that supports Client Hyper-V and Second Level Address Translation (SLAT) is also required.
  • For Android Emulator support, a supported processor and operating system is required.
  • Universal Windows app development, including designing, editing, and debugging, requires Windows 10. Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, and Windows Server 2012 R2 may be used to build Universal Windows apps from the command line.
  • The Server Core and Minimal Server Interface options are not supported when running Windows Server.
  • Running Visual Studio 2019 (Professional, Community, and Enterprise) in Windows containers is not supported.
  • Team Foundation Server 2019 Office Integration requires Office 2016, Office 2013, or Office 2010.
  • Xamarin.Android requires a 64-bit edition of Windows and the 64-bit Java Development Kit (JDK).
  • PowerShell 3.0 or higher is required on Windows 7 SP1 to install the Mobile Development with C++, JavaScript, or .NET workloads.

Remote Tools, Performance Tools, and IntelliTrace Standalone Collector for Visual Studio 2019 System Requirements

The Remote Tools, Performance Tools, and IntelliTrace Standalone Collector support the same system requirements as Visual Studio with the following changes:

  • Also installs on Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Requires a 1.6 GHz or faster processor
  • Requires 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
  • Requires 1 GB of available hard disk space
  • Requires 1024 by 768 or higher display resolution
  • For the best experience, use the most recent update of these diagnostic tools for your version of Visual Studio

Microsoft Visual Studio Build Tools 2019 System Requirements

The Build Tools support the same system requirements as Visual Studio with the following changes:

  • Also installs on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.
  • Also installs on the Server Core option for Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019.
  • Also installs into a Windows container.
  • Requires 2.3 GB to 60 GB of available hard disk space, depending on installed features.

Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable System Requirements

To download the Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable, see visualstudio.microsoft.com/downloads. visualstudio.microsoft.com/downloads. The Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable supports the same system requirements as Visual Studio with the following changes:

  • Also installs on Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP2, and Windows XP SP3 to support applications built using the VC++ 2017 and VC++ 2015 build tools
  • Requires 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
  • Requires 50 MB of available hard disk space

Microsoft Visual Studio Test Agent 2019 System Requirements

Visual Studio Test Agent supports the same system requirements as Visual Studio with the following changes:

  • Requires a 2.6 GHz or faster processor. Quad core or better recommended
  • Requires 4 GB of RAM or higher for load generation
  • Requires 10 GB of hard disk space

Microsoft Visual Studio Test Controller 2019 System Requirements

Visual Studio Test Controller supports the same system requirements as Visual Studio with the following changes:

  • Requires a 2.6 GHz or faster processor. Quad core or better recommended
  • Requires 4 GB of RAM or higher
  • Requires 10 GB of hard disk space

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