Allow changing the nickname of the installation
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You can set nicknames of installs in VS2017 but you cannot change those nicknames when modifying the installation features. This should be allowed.
Eric Winn commented
See manual solution at: https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/solutions/384658/view.html
Additionally, besides manually modifying the listed files you also have to rename various filenames and shortcuts scattered in several places on your system.
I made the mistake of installing the Community Edition follwoed by the Professional Edition and failed to notice the "(2)" nickname appended to the Professional Edition.
Also annoying is default file action, e.g. double clicking on a solution file will likely open the solution with whatever was installed first.
I'm only updating my VS2017 from 15.3 -> 15.7 -> 15.8. However, everything it is creating a new nickname (1, 2, 3) for the update. Why does it do that even it's not supposed to be different instances?