Can VS 2015 Community and VS 2017 Community coexist on Windows 10?


  • I would like to try VS 2017 Community.

    I am using VS 2015 Commnity now for developing C++ and porting some C/C++ programs I wrote for Linux Ubuntu. I have not finished this yet, so I still need VS 2015.

    Will I lose it if I install VS 2017 Community or can both exist on the same PC?

    Saturday, March 25, 2017 12:43 PM


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  • It must work fine:

    Can I install Visual Studio 2017 RC with Visual Studio 2015?

    Yes, you can install this side by side with Visual Studio 2015. Note that Visual Studio 2015 must be closed in order for the Visual Studio 2017 RC install to proceed. There are a few other known issues that you should be aware of.

    Please, mark as answer, if this helps.

    • Marked as answer by kenresander Sunday, March 26, 2017 2:35 PM
    Saturday, March 25, 2017 1:12 PM
  • I tried VS 2017 Community with a 50 files project from VS 2015. Worked fine. And VS 2015 still works as before. Nice.

    Sunday, March 26, 2017 2:40 PM