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Overview

This page contains the minimum system requirements for the Visual Studio 2022 family of products. For information on compatibility, see Visual Studio 2022 Platform Targeting and Compatibility. If you need help with improving performance, see Visual Studio performance tips and tricks.

For additional information, see also What's New in Visual Studio 2022, or the Visual Studio 2022 release notes.

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For older versions of Visual Studio, see the system requirements for Visual Studio 2019, Visual Studio 2017, Visual Studio 2015, or Visual Studio 2013.


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Visual Studio 2022 System Requirements

The following products support the minimum system requirements below:

  • Visual Studio Enterprise 2022.
  • Visual Studio Professional 2022.
  • Visual Studio Community 2022.

Supported Operating Systems

Visual Studio 2022 is supported on the following 64-bit operating systems:

  • Windows 11 version 21H2 or higher: Home, Pro, Pro Education, Pro for Workstations, Enterprise, and Education
  • Windows 10 version 1909 or higher: Home, Professional, Education, and Enterprise.
  • Windows Server 2022: Standard and Datacenter.
  • Windows Server 2019: Standard and Datacenter.
  • Windows Server 2016: Standard and Datacenter.

Note

The following are not supported:

  • 32-bit and ARM operating systems.
  • Windows 11 Home in S mode, Windows Enterprise IoT, Windows 10 IoT Core, Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC edition, Windows 10 S, and Windows 10 Team Edition. You may use Visual Studio 2022 to build apps that run on these editions of Windows.
  • Server IoT, Server Core and Minimal Server Interface options for Windows Server.
  • Windows containers, except for the Visual Studio Build Tools.
  • Running in virtual machine environment without a full Windows operating system.
  • Application virtualization solutions such as such as Microsoft App-V or MSIX for Windows, or third-party app virtualization technologies.
  • Multiple simultaneous users using the software on the same machine, including shared virtual desktop infrastructure machines or a pooled Windows Virtual Desktop hostpool.

Hardware

For guidance on improving performance, see Optimize Visual Studio performance.

  • 1.8 GHz or faster 64-bit processor; Quad-core or better recommended. ARM processors are not supported.
  • Minimum of 4 GB of RAM. Many factors impact resources used; we recommend 16 GB RAM for typical professional solutions.
  • Windows 365: Minimum 2 vCPU and 8 GB RAM. 4 vCPU and 16 GB of RAM recommended.
  • Hard disk space: Minimum of 850 MB up to 210 GB of available space, depending on features installed; typical installations require 20-50 GB of free space. We recommend installing Windows and Visual Studio on a solid-state drive (SSD) to increase performance.
  • Video card that supports a minimum display resolution of WXGA (1366 by 768); Visual Studio will work best at a resolution of 1920 by 1080 or higher.
    • Minimum resolution assumes zoom, DPI settings, and text scaling are set at 100%. If not set to 100%, minimum resolution should be scaled accordingly. For example, if you set the Windows display ‘Scale and layout’ setting on your Surface Book, which has a 3000x2000 physical display, to 200%, then Visual Studio would see a logical screen resolution of 1500x1000, meeting the minimum 1366x768 requirement.

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 and Guidance

  • Administrator rights are required to install or update Visual Studio.
  • Refer to the Visual Studio Administrator Guide for additional considerations and guidance for how to install, deploy, update, and configure Visual Studio across an organization.
  • .NET Framework 4.5.2 or above is required to install Visual Studio. Visual Studio requires .NET Framework 4.8 to run. If .NET Framework 4.8 isn't already installed, it will be installed during setup.
  • Universal Windows app development, including designing, editing, and debugging, requires Windows 10. Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server 2016 may be used to build Universal Windows apps from the command line.
  • The WebView2 runtime is required to install Visual Studio. If it isn't already installed, it will be installed during setup. The Visual Studio installation will fail if WebView2 can’t be installed successfully (either because of installation error or Group Policy install or update restrictions).
  • Team Foundation Server 2019 Office Integration requires Office 2016, Office 2013, or Office 2010.

Remote Tools and IntelliTrace Standalone Collector for Visual Studio 2022 System Requirements

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

  • Also supported on Windows 7, Windows Server Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1, Windows 10 on ARM, Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012
  • If x86 or AMD64/x64, 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 2022 System Requirements

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

  • 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++ 2015-2022 Redistributable System Requirements

To download the Visual C++ 2015-2022 Redistributable, see visualstudio.microsoft.com/downloads. The Visual C++ 2015-2022 Redistributable supports the same system requirements as Visual Studio with the following changes:

  • Also installs on all editions of Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows Server 2022, Windows Server 2019, and Windows Server 2016; Windows Server 2012 R2; Windows Server 2012; Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, and Arm64 editions of Windows
  • Also installs on Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2 to support applications built using the Visual C++ 2017, and Visual C++ 2015 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 2022 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 10 GB of hard disk space

Microsoft Visual Studio Test Controller 2022 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 10 GB of hard disk space


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