How to install Visual Studio IDE 2019 on a Windows PC

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to download and install Microsoft Visual Studio IDE 2019 Software on a windows PC.


Visual Studio IDE 2019 is a full-featured Integrated Development Environment (IDE) developed by Microsoft that is used to develop computer programs, mobile applications, websites, web apps and services for both Windows OS and Mac OS.

It supports over 36 programming languages and some of the built-in languages include; C/C++, Visual Basic .NET, C++/CLI, C#, F#, JavaScript, XML, HTML, CSS etc. Support for other languages such as Python, Ruby, Node.js etc is available via plugins.

Visual Studio IDE 2019 comes in three versions i.e Community 2019, Professional 2019 and Enterprise 2019. Of the three versions, Community 2019 is the most basic edition that is available free of charge and it’s mainly for students, open-source and individual developers. If you are looking for more pro-advanced features, then you should opt for VS Professional 2019 or VS Enterprise 2019 (these are not free).

Visual Studio IDE 2019 comes bundled with different workloads and it gives you the ability to install only the tool(s) and component bundles you need for development. The available workloads include;

  1. Web and Cloud toolset
  2. Desktop and Mobile toolset
  3. Gaming toolset
  4. Other toolsets

As of March 2021, the latest stable production-ready version of Microsoft Visual Studio is 2019 version 16.9.3.

Some of the features that set Visual Studio IDE 2019 apart include;

  1. One-click code cleanup that helps you resolve warnings and suggestions with the click of a button.
  2. IntelliCode suggestions, an AI-assisted development recommendation that learns from the community.
  3. Ability to Live Share code using real-time collaborative development.
  4. Built-in Git and GitHub integration to help you be more productive with cloud-hosted dev environments accessible from anywhere.


Minimum System Requirements:

Before installing the software on your PC make sure it meets the following minimum system requirements;

  • Operating System: Windows 7/8/8.1/10
  • Memory (RAM); 2GB of RAM required, 8GB recommended
  • Hard Disk space: 10-50GB of free space depending on the selected workloads
  • Processor: 2 GHz – Intel Dual Core processor or later
  • Architecture: 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) windows.
  • Resolution of 720p (1280 X 720), WXGA (1366 X 768) or higher recommended.
  • Framework: .NET Framework 4.5.2 and above

Video Tutorial (Installation Guide):

Watch the video here for installation instructions


Visual Studio IDE 2019 free Download:

This is a complete online installer for Visual Studio IDE 2019 and it’s compatible with both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) windows machines.

Software Setup details;

  • Full Setup size: (4/8/10) GB depending on your workload selection.
  • Setup type: Online Installer
  • Compatibility Architecture: 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64)
  • Developer: Microsoft.

Click on the red button below to download Visual Studio IDE 2019.


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Have fun designing and building web & mobile Apps…




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