Want vc++ 2015, vs community download taking forever


  • Hi,

    Im looking to get visual c++ and winSDK for development. Ive tried installing vs2015, but the download is going too slowly (should it really take all day to install a single software?). Ive also tried installing the winSDK, which after installing .net, installs fine. However, I cant read the documentation for api referance because it apparently cant find ms-xhelp.

    Looking on Google, its indicated to use the help viewer, you must install vs2015. hence my problem, I cant get it to download in a reasonable time.

    In the past, I have downloaded a vs iso and installed from there, but it seems that these days, they want you to do it via a feed and the waiting begins..

    all I want is vc++ and winSDK with referance manual. Any ideas other than giving up?

    Tuesday, August 2, 2016 4:45 PM


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  • I tried downloading visual studio express today. started at 10:30, still going at 6:45. Surely this is unreal.
    Tuesday, August 2, 2016 5:44 PM
  • I tried downloading visual studio express today. started at 10:30, still going at 6:45. Surely this is unreal.

    Sounds like a poor internet connection, most likely at your end. I download from Microsoft fairly frequently, and since I have a fibre-optic link, the downloads are very fast, so I know the Microsoft servers are pretty high-end.

    Try to analyze your connection.

    Tuesday, August 2, 2016 9:53 PM
  • Hi SpectreOnline,

    The VS download time depends on your network connection.

    To eliminate internet variables, I suggest that you download the ISO, verify the SHA-1 to ensure the ISO is not corrupt, then install locally.
    VS 2015 iso Microsoft official download link:
    VS 2015 iso files SHA-1 Values link:

    PS: To make sure whether your package is corrupted or not,
    please use FCIV.exe  to verify hash of the ISO.
    Any discrepancy would indicate that the file was corrupted. Here is a blog for how to use it, you can refer to it.
    Besides, in order to narrow down the problems of VS setup, there are some tips about installing VS:
    1. Disable anti-virus or anti-spyware software.
    2. Check windows update.
    3. Clear %TEMP% folder.
    4. Run the installer as administrator.

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    Wednesday, August 3, 2016 6:03 AM