Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment which is used to create programs and software for the Desktop Operating System as well as mobile, web apps, websites etc.
Microsoft releases a new and improved version of Visual Studio after almost every couple of years. One problem with programs built with a specific version of Visual Studio is that the code can be edited, compiled and debugged in the same version. You have to update your code to compile and run it on a newer Visual Studio version.
Like the collection of VC++ redistributables, on this page, we will share the direct download links to all versions of Visual Studio. We will try our best to bring you the best available ISO files or else, guide you where to download and install each version. So let’s get started.
Visual Studio 2019 (Preview)
Visual Studio 2019 Preview (exe) [1.22 MB]
Visual Studio 2017
Unfortunately, there is no offline installer ISO for Visual Studio 2017. You will need to download the web installer which will download the actual installation files. Here are the links:
Visual Studio 2017 Community edition (exe)[1.23 MB]
Visual Studio 2017 Professional (exe)[1.23 MB]
Visual Studio 2017 Enterprise (exe)[1.23 MB]
Visual Studio 2015
Visual Studio 2015 Community edition with Update 3 (ISO)[7.09 GB]
Visual Studio 2015 Professional with Update 3 (ISO)[7.19 GB]
Visual Studio 2015 Enterprise with Update 3 (ISO)[7.23 GB]
Visual Studio 2013
Visual Studio 2013 Community edition with Update 4 (ISO)[6.89 GB]
Visual Studio 2012
Visual Studio 2012 Express (ISO) [403.33 MB]
Visual Studio 2012 Professional (ISO) [1.44 GB]
Visual Studio 2012 Premium (ISO) [1.47 GB]
Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate (ISO) [1.49 GB]
Visual Studio 2010
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate (ISO) [2.28 GB]
Visual Studio 2008
Visual Studio 2008 MSDN (ISO) [2.15 GB]
Visual Studio 2008 SP1 (ISO) [831.32 MB]
How to download older versions of Visual Studio for free
Time needed: 5 minutes.
If you are looking for a specific VS older version, you can follow the steps below to get the Professional and Ultimate versions for free from Microsoft.
- Go to https://my.visualstudio.com
- Sign in with your Microsoft account (hotmail, live.com or outlook.com ID)
- After signing in, it will ask you for a few more details
- After you press the Continue button, you will be taken to Visual Studio Dev Essentials which is the free VS subscription from Microsoft.
- Go to the Downloads section and search for your required tool
For example, I searched for Visual Studio 2010 and got a lot of options.
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