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  1. 1 vote
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  2. integrate visual studio installer into visual studio, or make it auto start so we won't miss updates.

    This is assuming running the installer consume near zero resources.

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  3. Web installer should have option to make it available offline

    Web installer should also have option to make ISO or offline cache to be made available to be installed on another computer.

    Its really taking long to install VS

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  4. le téléchargement est très (trop) long plusieurs heures

    j'ai une connexion en fibre optique je plafonne à 3 Mo/s,
    j'ai commencé vers 14h15 et actuellement il est 16h18 pour ....
    attendez... l'installation se met en route !!!

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  5. Allow Users to Use a previous version of the online installer

    the newest installer halts systems completely during installs. It should not be mandatory to use a single version of the installer.

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  6. Explain why I should reboot

    Setup sometimes requests a reboot. Often I can't do it immediately because I'm busy. If it told me why it needs a reboot, that would help me decide when to do it. For example, "Need to reboot to propagate updated PATH environment variable" (because you modified LIB and INCLUDE) -- in that case I would hold off until I wanted to compile native code.

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  7. Installer in english

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    I would appreciate if the installer was in english! It's always in czech becouse my Windows is in czech language. But I want have software in english. Please don't force automatical language to the users and let them to choose what they want. Thank you!

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  8. Ensure Backwards Library Compatibility Within Major VS Versions

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    Not cool that Visual Studio can't support older libraries built on the same major version...
    Updated from VS17 v15.6.x to 15.8.3.

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  9. 1 vote
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  10. Faster uninstall

    I was uninstalling the mobile development tools required the installer to download Gigs of data to then re-install (removing) the software. It seems like this could be improved.

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  12. vs_buildtools commandline interface

    There should be a commandline interface to install the free msbuild packages and compilers.

    How do I install microsoft build tools on a windows server where I only have commandline access but no GUI?

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  13. Add a sub indicator for long running module updates in installer

    There are some long running updates during whole installation.
    It causes the progress indicator stopping at a certain value until current update done and hard to indicate if the update still in progress.

    I think it shall be helpful to have a secondary progress indicator to let us know the progress of a long running update module.

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  14. Visual Studio Installer should not open as a modal dialog OR Visual Studio should close.

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    When running Visual Studio Installer from the notifications-panel, it will open as a modal dialog. I am unable to close the VS-instance that started the installer the normal way. The installer will force VS to close during setup.
    In the current situation, I always get the "Microsoft Visual Studio Recovered Files" -dialog at the first startup after an update, to indicate that VS was closed and the solution-file can be recovered.

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  15. PLEASE WARN ME ABOUT A REQUIRED REBOOT BEFORE INSTALLING AN UPDATE!

    I have a long running process going and can't reboot, but now I can't use VS because it requires a reboot. Why the heck does an application like VS require a reboot to install. That's just broken.

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  16. Separate installer for each version

    Should make a separate installer for each version of visual studios as I though I was installing community and it installed enterprise and I do not have a enterprise subscription

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  17. Set specified driver letter in right bottom corner overview

    In installer when you specify your own paths, in right bottom corner overview still keeps the System Drive letter (usually C). Would be much better and less confusing if this letter would change depending on selected location

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  18. Something about install the VisualStudio Installer

    The following use of translation software translation:
    I know beacause some reasons make some part can not install without system disk.that's ok.
    So, I want to remove it and install it agan to remove some part i needn't in Visual Studio.After I remove it, I start install it and choose which part i need.Then, the peoblem is coming,it says my system disk space isn't enough.
    I just understand,why i can't reinstall it with the same even less space.After then,i find.It didn't remove the lib and some other part, and it can not scan then is exist.
    I can't install it…

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  19. 希望 下载速度能快一点

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    希望 下载速度能快一点

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  20. .NET Core SDK integrated in Visual Studio Installer

    Why should I have to install (ad update) .net core sdk manually?
    It should be integrated in Visual Studio Installer

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