" But it that is true, why did the download file size increase from 70 MB to 83MB. True. Compare iOS footprint (less than 1GB) to Surface 32GB (definitely more than 10GB) esp since only 16GB usable. What happened to common kernel, different builds. I mean even Server 2012 uses the start menu in different ways, and has no Metro IE. Windows is not Windows in metro.
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For more information, see User Permissions and Visual Studio. Note This topic applies to Visual Studio on Windows. Update Visual Studio version Here's how to update from version Using the Notifications hub When there's an update, there's a corresponding notification flag in Visual Studio. Save your work. Choose the notification flag to open the Notifications hub, and then choose the update that you want to install. Tip An update for an edition of Visual Studio is cumulative, so always choose to install the one with the most recent version number.
When the Update dialog box opens, choose Update Now. If a User Access Control dialog box opens, choose Yes. Next, a "Please wait" dialog might open for a moment, and then the Visual Studio Installer opens to start the update.
Your update continues. Then, when it's complete, Visual Studio restarts. Note When you run Visual Studio in administrator mode, you must manually restart Visual Studio after the update. The update proceeds as described in the previous section, and then Visual Studio restarts after the update completes successfully. Open the installer. The Visual Studio Installer might require updating before you continue. On the Product page in the installer, look for the edition of Visual Studio that you installed previously.
If an update is available, you see an Update button. It might take a few seconds for the installer to determine whether an update is available. Choose the Update button to install the updates. Update by using the Notifications hub When there are updates, there's a corresponding notification flag in Visual Studio. Choose the notification flag to open the Notifications hub. In the Extensions and Updates dialog box, choose the Update button.
More about Visual Studio notifications Visual Studio notifies you when an update is available for Visual Studio itself or for any components, and also when certain events occur in the Visual Studio environment. When the notification flag is yellow, there's a Visual Studio product update available for you to install. When the notification flag is red, there's a problem with your license. When the notification flag is black, there are optional or informational messages to review. Choose the notifications flag to open the Notifications hub and then choose the notifications that you want to act on.
Or, choose to ignore or dismiss a notification. If you choose to ignore a notification, Visual Studio stops showing it. If you want to reset the list of ignored notifications, choose the Settings button in the Notifications hub.
Update by using the Visual Studio Installer Open the installer. You might need to update the installer before continuing. If this is the case, you're prompted to do so. On the Product page in the installer, look for the edition of Visual Studio that installed previously. We encourage you to update to the most recent release of Visual Studio so that you always get the latest features, fixes, and improvements.
And if you haven't already installed Visual Studio , go to the Visual Studio downloads page to install it for free. Use the Visual Studio Installer Open the installer. You might have to update the installer before continuing. If so, follow the prompts.
In the installer, look for the edition of Visual Studio that you installed. Choose Update to install the updates. After the update is complete, you might be asked to restart your computer.
If so, do so, and then start Visual Studio as you typically would. If you aren't asked to restart your computer, choose Launch to start Visual Studio from the installer. Use the IDE You can check for an update and then install it by using the menu bar or the search box in Visual Studio Under Get started, choose any option to open the IDE.
Visual Studio opens. In the Visual Studio update message, choose View details. In the Update downloaded and ready to install dialog box, choose Update. Visual Studio updates, closes, and then reopens. Note You can also use the search box in the IDE to check for updates. In the Update available dialog box, choose Update. Use the Notifications hub In Visual Studio, save your work. In the Notifications hub, choose the update that you want to install, and then choose View details.
Customize update settings You can customize the update settings in Visual Studio in several different ways, such as by changing the installation mode and by selecting automatic downloads. There are two installation modes to choose from: Install while downloading Download all, then install You can also choose the Automatically download updates setting, which allows updates to download while your machine is idle. Here's how: Expand Environment, and then choose Product Updates.
Choose the installation mode and the automatic download options you want for your Visual Studio updates. Get support Sometimes, things can go wrong. If your Visual Studio installation fails, see Troubleshoot Visual Studio installation and upgrade issues for step-by-step guidance. We also offer a live chat English only support option for installation-related issues. Here are a few more support options: Suggest a feature, track product issues, and find answers in the Visual Studio Developer Community.