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Visual Studio 2015 performance, compilation, and privilege issues RRS feed

  • Question

  • User1915166141 posted

    I recently upgraded from VS 2012 to 2015. Now starting VS 2015 takes minutes (not seconds as in 2012), and it often goes into a non-responsive state for a while. One of my solutions does not compile unless I compile the individual projects separately (a dependency issue I suspect). And when I try to run the debugger, I get a message that I need elevated privileges, and I have to restart VS 2015 (which takes another 5 minutes). Then doing anything while debugging is painfully slow.

    This was so bad that I was forced to revert to 2012.

    Have others experienced these issues?

    Bill

    Saturday, July 30, 2016 6:31 PM

Answers

  • User-782232518 posted

    Microsoft has revamped the installer in Visual Studio 2015 (bigger changes are coming in VS "15"), so never click "Select All". You cannot click "UPDATE" button, because there are incompatible items selected at the same time. Well, it would be painful to tell what is incompatible with what. As VS "15" will probably be released in a few months, you probably can jump onto that directly.

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Tuesday, August 2, 2016 3:18 AM
  • User-166373564 posted

    Hi,

    You could try performance and diagnostic Tools in Visual Studio 2015, you can view CPU Usage, Memory Usage, take snapshots and time sections of code using PerfTips all without stopping your debug session. Perhaps it can give some hints why the issue happens.

    Regards,

    Angie

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Friday, August 5, 2016 9:45 AM

All replies

  • User-782232518 posted

    https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=visual+studio+2015+slow+performance&ei=UTF-8&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001

    If you are using genuine Visual Studio 2015 and the performance issue remains after even applying Update 3, I think your only choice should be opening a support case via http://support.microsoft.com there are far too many factors.

    Monday, August 1, 2016 8:50 AM
  • User1915166141 posted

    Thanks for your response and the suggestions. Wow, seems like lots of folks have reported perf issues with 2015. I tried applying Update 3 to my VS 2015 Pro installation, but after a couple of minutes of "Configuring feed...", I clicked "Select All" but the "UPDATE" button remained disabled. Since I'm happy and comfortable with 2012, I think I'll sit tight.

    Monday, August 1, 2016 4:00 PM
  • User-782232518 posted

    Microsoft has revamped the installer in Visual Studio 2015 (bigger changes are coming in VS "15"), so never click "Select All". You cannot click "UPDATE" button, because there are incompatible items selected at the same time. Well, it would be painful to tell what is incompatible with what. As VS "15" will probably be released in a few months, you probably can jump onto that directly.

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Tuesday, August 2, 2016 3:18 AM
  • User-166373564 posted

    Hi,

    You could try performance and diagnostic Tools in Visual Studio 2015, you can view CPU Usage, Memory Usage, take snapshots and time sections of code using PerfTips all without stopping your debug session. Perhaps it can give some hints why the issue happens.

    Regards,

    Angie

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Friday, August 5, 2016 9:45 AM