Problem with installing the latest Version of Visual Studio that suppoerts C++

Toshimi Minoura 71 Reputation points

I installed Visual Studio Community on one computer today. It could be installed as it was installed in the past one year.

I am now trying to install Visual Studio Community on another computer. When I execute VisdulaStudioSetup.exe, it activates Visual Studio Installer that gives the error message "Cannot start instance of the installer while this instance is running". Then I closed the warning.

When I clicked the Launch button for "Visual Studio Community 2022", the familiar page conataining "Visual Studio 2022", "Open Recent", and "Open Started" is displayed. I then selected solution xxx.sln which was working. Now the page unfamiliar is opened its title is "Visual Studio has been updated to 17.4. this page does not have a Close button.

If I select File => Open => File/Project => "Open Proect/Solution" popup is opened.
When I select xxx.sln the unfamiliar page mentioned above is opened. Although the top level
menu items Project and Debug are shown, Build is missing..

The Solution Explorer panel on the right contains the warning. "Based on your solution, you might need to "install' extra components for a full develpment experience."When I click the link "Install" , " Visual Studio Installer" popup mentioned above is displayed.

I am totally confused. One reason for the confusion is that the Visual Studio installed did not support C++ although I downloaded from the Microsoft page that stated C++ is supported. Project xxx uses C++.

I will appreciate any help. If this forum is not for Visual Studio, let me know the URL for the Visual Studio forum.

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  1. Anna Xiu-MSFT 27,726 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    "Cannot start instance of the installer while this instance is running"

    The error message usually means that multiple VS instances are opened. Please close all running VS instances and retry the installation.
    Besides, please install corresponding workloads or components. If you have installed, please re-launch your VS

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