Visual Studio Update 3 can not install

Rudi Bjørn Rasmussen 1 Reputation point

I am unable to install Update 3 for Visual Studio 2015. I have tried

I have already tried this (and numerous others) advise, but that didn't help either

I've tried downloading KB3165756 and install that as well, but it requires Update 3...



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  1. PengGe-MSFT 3,276 Reputation points

    Hi, @Rudi Bjørn Rasmussen

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A!

    You can refer to this document:

    On April 26, 2021, Visual Studio 2015 and older web installer files were removed from the Microsoft Download Center. These products can be installed from ISO images available at Downloads - Visual Studio Subscriptions Portal.

    You can download Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 in this Website.

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  2. Rudi Bjørn Rasmussen 1 Reputation point


    I downloaded and ran VS2015.3.exe from mu_visual_studio_2015_update_3_x86_x64_dvd_8923065.iso (6 GB!!!), but I still get the same error.


  3. RLWA32 32,156 Reputation points

    I haven't had any problems installing VS Community 2015 including Update 3 from the downloaded ISO image of the full product.

    Have you considered reinstalling your version of VS2015 from the full product ISO image that includes Update 3?

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  4. Rudi Bjørn Rasmussen 1 Reputation point

    I installed "mu_visual_studio_2015_update_3_x86_x64_dvd_8923065.iso".

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