Does Windows 11 support Visual Studio 2015?

Justin Jin 26 Reputation points

I looked through the requirements and supported OS list for the VS2015, and checked that Windows 11 is not on the list.

Moreover, when installing, "a setup package is either missing or damaged" error shows.

However, I am in a circumstance that VS2015 is essential along with the Windows 11, so wanted to make sure if it's completly impossible to use VS2015 on Windows 11 or not.

There isn't much information about Windows 11 and VS 2015, so I had to ask in this place.

It will be helpful if I get the official answer for the question "Does Windows 11 support Visual Studio 2015?"

Thank you for sharing your time.

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Visual Studio: A family of Microsoft suites of integrated development tools for building applications for Windows, the web and mobile devices.Setup: The procedures involved in preparing a software program or application to operate within a computer or mobile device.
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  1. PengGe-MSFT 3,336 Reputation points

    Hi @Justin Jin

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A!

    You can use Visual Studio 2015 on Windows 11.
    Our system requirements provide the minimum requirements. Thus, our policy has been that a given version of Visual Studio is supported on later version of Windows under the implicit Windows compatibility promise.


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  1. Konstantin Tchoumak 1 Reputation point

    The actual problem to install any Windows SDK:

    [11C8:1998][2022-08-12T16:09:57]i000: MUX: Updating secondary installer progress display name: Outer=Visual Studio Update 3 Extensibility Item Templates with Assembly References in Nuget Packages, Inner=
    [11C8:1998][2022-08-12T16:10:54]i000: MUX: Updating secondary installer progress display name: Outer=Visual Studio 2015 Software Development Kit Update 3, Inner=
    [11C8:1998][2022-08-12T16:14:06]i000: MUX: Updating secondary installer progress display name: Outer=Windows 10 SDK (10.0.10240), Inner=
    [062C:1DA8][2022-08-12T16:17:55]e000: Error 0x80048646: Process returned error: 0x80048646
    [062C:1DA8][2022-08-12T16:17:55]e000: Error 0x80048646: Failed to execute EXE package.
    [11C8:46C4][2022-08-12T16:17:55]e000: Error 0x80048646: Failed to configure per-machine EXE package