Is it possible to install a prior build version of Visual Studio?

lm1212 141 Reputation points

I am experiencing the issue detailed in this link: (web socket error)

It is preventing me from doing any work on my project in vs as it stops me from performing basic functions like running javascript and logging in.

A workaround is noted there by Zhil-V-MSFT, though I cannot find any way to install a prior build version of visual studio, only prior versions of Visual Studio (2019 etc.)

Zhil does say it is possible to install a prior version though. Does anyone know how to do this?
I appreciate help here as it will allow me to continue work on my project.
Thank you.

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  1. Zhi Lv - MSFT 32,036 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @lm1212 ,

    To uninstall Visual Studio to go back to an earlier release, you must uninstall your current installation and use one of the links below to re-install the version that you prefer. Before attempting to install a previous version of Visual Studio 2022, refer to our support policy. Microsoft does not guarantee support outside of this policy.

    1. On Windows, open the Visual Studio Installer.
    2. Uninstall all instances of Visual Studio 2022 listed in the Visual Studio Installer.
    3. From Programs and Features in the Control Panel, find "Microsoft Visual Studio 2022", and uninstall it.

    After uninstall the VS 2022, you can download the specific Fixed version bootstrappers from here, then, run the download .exe file, it will open the Visual Studio installer to install the specific version of Visual Studio, like this:


    Choose the required components, and click the Install button.

    After installed success, the result like this:


    More detail information, see Visual Studio 2022 Release History.

    Note: Before installing the specific version of Visual Studio, try to remove the previous installed dotnet SDK and runtime first.

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  1. Bruce ( 57,646 Reputation points

    the link implies the port number is wrong for using IISExpress and SSL. just change the port number to in the range (44300 to 44399)

  2. lm1212 141 Reputation points

    Thank you for explaining that, I should have paid closer attention to what the term "fixed-version bootstrappers" was referring to (I only had the community edition).

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