Why does the Visual Studio Installer think something isn't installed?

Rod Falanga 531 Reputation points

I just brought my Visual Studio installs up to date on my laptop, using the Visual Studio Installer. When it was near finishing bringing VS 2019 up to date, it raised this error:


The thing is I don't understand why this would come up. It's my understanding that when I install workspaces using the Visual Studio Installer, that it then will always update what I've selected. So, why is it showing me this?

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  1. Anna Xiu-MSFT 11,201 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hi @Rod Falanga ,

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A!

    Do you have other versions of VS installed in your computer? Please try to repair your VS in VS installer > More > Repair and check if the error disappears.

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