Visual Studio Installer crashes right after opening, after installing .NET Framework 5.0

Raimondo Mancino 1 Reputation point
2021-03-08T23:28:34.36+00:00

Hello, I'm using Visual Studio 2019.

I tried to install .NET Framework 5 from https://dotnet.microsoft.com/download/dotnet/5.0 (because choosing from "Install other versions..." in the project properties did nothing when clicked: installer didn't open).
For some reason, after the install and a reboot (required by the .net 5.0 installer), the Visual Studio Installer continues to crash right after opening, to be precise, at the moment it says "checking for updates".

I have read many threads about this common issue, and I have already tried to:

  • update to the latest Windows Updates
  • download the latest vs_Community.exe installer
  • remove the Install and Temp folders
  • completely uninstall Visual Studio (using external software because the uninstaller crashes too)

So, I ran the Collect.exe but I can't upload the zip file with this form apparently.

If it can be of any help, I also tried to uninstall the .net framework 5.0 package, but it failed saying I should do that from the Visual Studio Installer.

Also, while rebooting (after having uninstalled Visual Studio 2019) a process related to the installer was preventing the shut down.

Thank you in advance for your kind support.

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