Visual Studio 2015 System Requirements (2023)

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System requirements for the Visual Studio 2015 family of products are listed in the table below. For more information on compatibility, please see Visual Studio 2015 Platform Targeting and Compatibility.

To view system requirements for specific products, click on a bookmark below:

  • Visual Studio 2015
  • Team Foundation Server 2015
  • Tools for Visual Studio 2015
  • .NET Framework

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Visual Studio 2015


RequirementsSupported Operating Systems
Visual Studio Community 2015 with Update 3
Hardware Requirements
  • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
  • 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
  • 4 GB of available hard disk space5400 RPM hard disk drive
  • DirectX 9-capable video card (1024 x 768 or higher resolution)
Windows 10
Windows 8.1
Windows 8
Windows 7 SP 1
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 with Update 3
Hardware Requirements
  • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
  • 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
  • 10 GB of available hard disk space
  • 5400 RPM hard disk drive
  • DirectX 9-capable video card (1024 x 768 or higher resolution)
Windows 10
Windows 8.1
Windows 8
Windows 7 SP 1
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Visual Studio Professional 2015 with Update 3
Hardware Requirements
  • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
  • 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
  • 10 GB of available hard disk space
  • 5400 RPM hard disk drive
  • DirectX 9-capable video card (1024 x 768 or higher resolution)
Windows 10
Windows 8.1
Windows 8
Windows 7 SP 1
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Visual Studio 2015 Update 3
Hardware Requirements
  • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
  • 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
  • 4 GB of available hard disk space
  • 5400 RPM hard disk drive
  • DirectX 9-capable video card that runs at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution
Windows 10
Windows 8.1
Windows 8
Windows 7 SP 1
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Visual Studio 2015 Language Pack
Hardware Requirements
  • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
  • 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
  • 600 MB of available hard disk space
  • 5400 RPM hard disk drive
  • DirectX 9-capable video card (1024 x 768 or higher resolution)
Windows 10
Windows 8.1
Windows 8
Windows 7 SP 1
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Visual Studio Express 2015 for Windows Desktop
Hardware Requirements
  • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
  • 5 GB of available hard disk space
  • 5400 RPM hard disk drive
  • DirectX 9-capable video card (1024 x 768 or higher resolution)
Windows 10
Windows 8.1
Windows 8
Windows 7 SP 1
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Visual Studio Express 2015 for Web
Hardware Requirements
  • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
  • 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
  • 4 GB of available hard disk space
  • 5400 RPM hard disk drive
  • DirectX 9-capable video card (1024 x 768 or higher resolution)
Windows 10
Windows 8.1
Windows 8
Windows 7 SP 1
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Visual Studio Express 2015 for Windows 10
Hardware Requirements
  • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
  • 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
  • 5 GB of available hard disk space
  • 5400 RPM hard disk drive
  • DirectX 9-capable video card (1024 x 768 or higher resolution)
Windows 10
More Information
  • See the Installing Visual Studio page for detailed information on installing Visual Studio 2015.
  • These versions of Visual Studio works best with Internet Explorer 10 or later. Some features might not work as expected when it, or a later version, is not installed.
  • For Windows Store and Windows Universal app development:Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 and development require Windows 8.1 Update or later.
  • Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Enterprise are supported.
  • Windows Phone 8.0 development requires Windows 8.1 Update (x64) or later.
  • For emulator support (Windows or Android), Windows 8.1 (x64) Professional edition or later or Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise (x64) editions are required. A processor that supports Client Hyper-V and Second Level Address Translation (SLAT) is also required.
  • Installation on Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 requires Update 2919355 (also available from Windows Update).
  • Be sure to install a Visual Studio 2015 product before installing a Visual Studio 2015 Language Pack.

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Team Foundation Server 2015

RequirementsSupported Operating Systems
Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 3Hardware Requirements
  • 2.13 GHz or faster processor
  • 1 GB or greater RAM
  • 8 GB or more available hard disk space
More InformationFor more information on installing TFS, see Requirements and Compatibility.See the Install, upgrade and administer TFS on-premises page for in-depth information on set up, upgrade, and administration scenarios.
Server Operating Systems
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (Essentials, Standard, Datacenter)
  • Windows Server 2012 (Essentials, Standard, Datacenter)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (minimum SP1) (Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter)
Client Operating Systems
  • Windows 10 (Home, Professional, Enterprise)
  • Windows 8.1 (Basic, Professional, Enterprise)
  • Windows 7 (minimum SP1) (Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate)
Team Foundation Server Express 2015 Update 3Hardware Requirements
  • 2.13 GHz or faster processor
  • 1 GB or greater RAM
  • 4 GB or more available hard disk space
More InformationFor more information on installing TFS, see Requirements and Compatibility.See the Install, upgrade and administer TFS on-premises page for in-depth information on set up, upgrade, and administration scenarios.
Server Operating Systems
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (Essentials, Standard, Datacenter)
  • Windows Server 2012 (Essentials, Standard, Datacenter)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (minimum SP1) (Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter)
Client Operating Systems
  • Windows 10 (Home, Professional, Enterprise)
  • Windows 8.1 (Basic, Professional, Enterprise)
  • Windows 7 (minimum SP1) (Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate)
Team Foundation Server Extensions for Project Server 2015 Update 3Additional RequirementsOffice 2013, 2010, or 2007 must be installed on the computer.

More InformationFor more information on installing TFS, see Requirements and Compatibility.See the Install, upgrade and administer TFS on-premises page for in-depth information on set up, upgrade, and administration scenarios.

Server Operating Systems
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (Essentials, Standard, Datacenter)
  • Windows Server 2012 (Essentials, Standard, Datacenter)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (minimum SP1) (Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter)
Client Operating Systems
  • Windows 10 (Home, Professional, Enterprise)
  • Windows 8.1 (Basic, Professional, Enterprise)
  • Windows 7 (minimum SP1) (Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate)
Feedback Client for Team Foundation Server 2015Hardware Requirements
  • 2.2 GHz or faster processor
  • 1 GB or more of RAM
  • 1 GB or more of available hard disk space
More InformationFor more information on installing TFS, see Requirements and Compatibility.See the Install, upgrade and administer TFS on-premises page for in-depth information on set up, upgrade, and administration scenarios.
Server Operating Systems
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (Essentials, Standard, Datacenter)
  • Windows Server 2012 (Essentials, Standard, Datacenter)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (minimum SP1) (Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter)
Client Operating Systems
  • Windows 10 (Home, Professional, Enterprise)
  • Windows 8.1 (Basic, Professional, Enterprise)
  • Windows 7 (minimum SP1) (Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate)
Feedback Client for Team Foundation Server 2015 Language PackHardware Requirements
  • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
  • 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
  • 5400 RPM hard drive
Additional RequirementsInstall the Feedback Client for TFS 2015 before installing the language pack.More InformationFor more information on installing TFS, see Requirements and Compatibility.See the Install, upgrade and administer TFS on-premises page for in-depth information on set up, upgrade, and administration scenarios.
Server Operating Systems
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (Essentials, Standard, Datacenter)
  • Windows Server 2012 (Essentials, Standard, Datacenter)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (minimum SP1) (Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter)
Client Operating Systems
  • Windows 10 (Home, Professional, Enterprise)
  • Windows 8.1 (Basic, Professional, Enterprise)
  • Windows 7 (minimum SP1) (Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate)

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RequirementsSupported Operating Systems
Agents for Visual Studio 2015 with Update 3
Hardware Requirements
  • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
  • 1 GB of RAM (for x86) or 2 GB of RAM (for x64); an additional 512 MB RAM recommended if running a virtual machine
  • 200 MB of available hard disk space (Setup requires up to 1 MB across all drives)
  • 5400 RPM hard disk drive
  • DirectX 9-capable video card that runs at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution

Additional Requirements
.NET Framework 4.5.2 or later version
More Information
See the Installing and Configuring Test Agents and Test Controllers page for in-depth information on installation and configuration.
Windows 10
Windows 8.1
Windows 8
Windows 7 Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Agents for Visual Studio 2015 Language Pack
Hardware Requirements
  • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
  • 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
  • 10 MB of available hard disk space
  • 5400 RPM hard drive
  • DirectX 9-capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution

Additional Requirements
Visual Studio Community 2015 or higher
Visual Studio 2015 SDK
More Information
Before you install a Language Pack, install the corresponding version of the product.
Windows 10
Windows 8.1
Windows 8
Windows 7 Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Microsoft Build Tools 2015 Update 3
Hardware Requirements
  • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
  • 1 GB of RAM (for x86) or 2 GB of RAM (for x64); an additional 512 MB RAM recommended if running a virtual machine
  • 200 MB of available hard disk space (Setup requires up to 1 MB across all drives)
  • 5400 RPM hard disk drive
  • DirectX 9-capable video card that runs at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution

Additional Requirements
.NET Framework 4.5.2 or later version
More Information
Setup requires up to 1 MB across all drives.
Windows 10
Windows 8.1
Windows 8
Windows 7 Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Modeling SDK for Visual Studio 2015 Update 3
Hardware Requirements
  • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
  • 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
  • 10 MB of available hard disk space
  • 5400 RPM hard drive
  • DirectX 9-capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution

Additional Requirements
Visual Studio Community 2015 or higher
Visual Studio 2015 SDK
Windows 10
Windows 8.1
Windows 8
Windows 7 Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Release Management for Visual Studio 2015 Update 3
Hardware Requirements (for Release Management client)
  • 1 GHz Pentium processor or equivalent (2 GHz Pentium processor or equivalent recommended)
  • 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • 2.2 GB available hard disk space (due to .NET Framework dependency)
  • 5400 RPM hard disk drive
  • 1024 x 768 high-color, 16-bit display (1280 x 1024 high-color, 32-bit display recommended)

Compatible versions of TFS (for Release Management client)
  • Team Foundation Server 2015
  • Team Foundation Server 2013
  • Team Foundation Server 2012
  • Team Foundation Server 2010

More Information
See the System requirements for Release Management server/client for VS 2015 and TFS 2015 page for in-depth information on operating system and hardware requirements.
Windows 10
Windows 8.1
Windows 8
Windows 7 Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Remote Tools for Visual Studio 2015 Update 3
Hardware Requirements
  • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
  • 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
  • 1 GB of available hard disk space
  • 5400 RPM hard drive
  • DirectX 9-capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution

More Information
For the best experience, use the most recent update of the Remote Tools for your version of Visual Studio.
See Downloads and tools for Windows 10 to get the tools you need to build for Windows.
Windows 10
Windows 8.1
Windows 8
Windows 7 Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Visual C++ Build Tools 2015 Update 3
Hardware Requirements
  • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
  • 4 GB of RAM (for x86) or 2 GB of RAM (for x64); an additional 512 MB RAM recommended if running a virtual machine
  • 200 MB of available hard disk space (Setup requires up to 4 GB across all drives)
  • 5400 RPM hard disk drive
  • DirectX 9-capable video card that runs at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution

Additional Requirements
.NET Framework 4.5.2 or later version
More Information
Setup requires up to 4 GB across all drives.
Windows 10
Windows 8.1
Windows 8
Windows 7 Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 Update 3
Hardware Requirements
  • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
  • 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
  • 50 MB of available hard disk space
  • 5400 RPM hard disk drive
  • DirectX 9-capable video card that runs at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution (DirectX 11 or later-capable video card recommended)

More Information
Installation on Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 requires Update 2919355 and Update 2919442 (also available from Windows Update).
Windows 10
Windows 8.1
Windows 8
Windows 7 Service Pack 1
Windows Vista Service Pack 2
Windows XP Service Pack 3
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP2
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Visual Studio 2015 Shell (Integrated) Redistributable Package
Visual Studio 2015 Shell (Isolated) Redistributable Package
Visual Studio 2015 Shell (Integrated) Language Pack
Visual Studio 2015 Shell (Isolated) Language Pack

Hardware Requirements

  • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
  • 1 GB of RAM (for x86) or 2 GB of RAM (for x64); an additional 512 MB RAM recommended if running a virtual machine
  • 200 MB of available hard disk space
  • 5400 RPM hard disk drive
  • DirectX 9-capable video card that runs at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution

More Information
This version of Visual Studio works best with Internet Explorer 10 or later. Some features might not work as expected when it, or a later version, is not installed.
Installation on Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 requires Update 2919355 (also available from Windows Update).
Windows 10Windows 8.1
Windows 8
Windows 7 Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

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.NET Framework

RequirementsSupported Operating Systems
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2
Hardware Requirements
  • 1 GHz or faster processor
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 2.5 GB of available hard disk space (x86)
  • 2.5 GB of available hard disk space (x64)
Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Windows 8.1 (x86 and x64)
Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64)
Windows Server 2012 (x64)
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2 Language Pack
Hardware Requirements
  • 1 GHz or faster processor
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 640 MB of available hard disk space
Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Windows 8.1 (x86 and x64)
Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64)
Windows Server 2012 (x64)
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
Windows Server 2008 SP2 (x86 and x64)
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1
Hardware Requirements
  • 1 GHz or faster processor
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 1.3 GB of available hard disk space (x86)
  • 2.5 GB of available hard disk space (x64)
Windows 10
Windows 8.1 (x86 and x64)
Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64)
Windows Server 2012 (x64)
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 Language Pack
Hardware Requirements
  • 1 GHz or faster processor
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 1.3 GB of available hard disk space (x86)
  • 2.5 GB of available hard disk space (x64)
Windows 10
Windows 8.1 (x86 and x64)
Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64)
Windows Server 2012 (x64)
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
Hardware Requirements
  • 1 GHz or faster processor
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 1.3 GB of available hard disk space (x86)
  • 2.5 GB of available hard disk space (x64)
Windows 10 (x86 and x64)
Windows 8.1 (x86 and x64)
Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
Windows Vista SP2 (x86 and x64)
Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64)
Windows Server 2012 (x64)
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
Windows Server 2008 SP2 (x86 and x64)
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 Language Pack
Hardware Requirements
  • 1 GHz or faster processor
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 2.2 MB of available hard disk space (x86)
  • 3 GB of available hard disk space (x64)
Windows 8.1 (x86 and x64)
Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
Windows Vista SP2 (x86 and x64)
Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64)
Windows Server 2012 (x64)
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
Windows Server 2008 SP2 (x86 and x64)

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Can Windows 7 run Visual Studio 2015? ›

Visual Studio 2015 supports migration of Windows Phone 7 and 7.5 projects to Windows Phone 8.

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I looked through the requirements and supported OS list for the VS2015, and checked that Windows 11 is not on the list.

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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.

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Visual Studio 2015 runs on Windows 10 as well as earlier versions of Windows. It supports a wide range of target environments from embedded devices to enterprise services.

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Third, VS2019 contains some new workloads and new project templates while the old version VS2015 did not have. For an example, VS2019 can creating the new Net Core project while VS2015 did not contains the new workload, So build tool for VS2015 cannot build this type of projects.

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Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 includes TypeScript 1.8. 34.

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To update your instance of Visual Studio 2022 via this method, navigate to the Visual Studio 2022 release history page, download the bootstrapper that corresponds to the desired update version into your product installation directory, and then double-click on it to initiate the update.

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This new release is incredibly powerful and completely free. With VS2015 you can code websites, apps, and much more and deploy your projects to Windows 10, iOS and Android.

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I have recently downloaded Visual Studio 2022 and have found it using a high amount of CPU and memory. This causes Visual Studio (as well as my computer) to slow down at times. The CPU usage fluctuates between 20% - 99% and the Memory usage fluctuates between 2GB - 14GB of memory.

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VS Code is lightweight and should easily run on today's hardware. We recommend: 1.6 GHz or faster processor. 1 GB of RAM.

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For 90% or more developers, VS Code is a better choice for solving the never-ending debate of Visual Studio vs Visual Studio Code. VS Code is a cross-platform code editor that can easily run on macOS, Windows, and Linux.

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Visual Studio Community. A fully-featured, extensible, free IDE for creating modern applications for Android, iOS, Windows, as well as web applications and cloud services.

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Setup requires up to 4 GB across all drives.

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Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft. It is used to develop computer programs including websites, web apps, web services and mobile apps.

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The user can open the project in Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio 2017, Visual Studio 2019, or Visual Studio 2022, and the resource information is used for each as long as Visual Studio supports projects and solutions being used across both versions.

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Visual Studio 2022 software is supported on the following 64-bit operating systems:
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Visual Studio 2022 is supported only on 64-bit editions of Windows 10 version 1909 and higher and Windows Server 2016 and higher. We don't recommend using Visual Studio on earlier versions of Windows and Windows Server.

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They are all located in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE directory.

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Both Visual Studio and Xcode recommend 8GB of RAM or more.

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Support for Windows 7 has ended

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Can Visual Studio run on Windows 7 64 bit? ›

Visual Studio Terminal doesn't work and isn't supported on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. . NET 4.8. 1 isn't supported, and will not install.

Can Windows 7 run Visual Studio 2017? ›

Supported Operating Systems

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.

Can Visual Studio run on Windows 8? ›

Requirements and Support

Windows 8.0 or 8.1, 32 or 64-bit Home, Pro, or Enterprise editions, along with Visual Studio 2012 Express. Windows 8.1, 32 or 64-bit Home, Pro, or Enterprise editions, along with Visual Studio 2013 Pro or higher.

What is the best OS to replace Windows 7? ›

Windows 10 is the best option for most ordinary Windows 7 users. Although it has some additional stuff, Windows 10 still has most of the features of Windows 7, and you can make it look much the same. It will run most, if not all, of your existing software, and you will have to do the least amount of relearning.

Can Windows 7 run smoothly on 2GB RAM? ›

If you want to run Windows 7 on your PC, here's what it takes: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor* 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit) 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

Is Windows 7 better for 2GB RAM? ›

2GB is a good amount for Windows 7 32bit. Even if you install the 64bit version of Windows 7 2GB of RAM is fine for what you're using the computer for. But if you start gaming or running memory intensive programs you should add more RAM.

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