Visual Studio Community 2015 - Setup Blocked - The product version that you are trying to set up is earlier than the version already installed on this computer. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    i am runnind windows 10, and i have already Visual Studio on my PC 2013 but i want to install VS 2015 but i get this error.

    Monday, March 28, 2016 2:49 PM


  • Dear EloiCarvalho,

    Welcome to the MSDN forum.

    According to the prompting message, the product version that you are trying to set up is earlier than the version already installed on this computer, it looks like the installer thought there already has a higher version on your computer.

    Firstly, we need to check the installed versions on your computer, we can find it from the registry. If your OS is 32 bit, we can get it from the version information at this registry folder: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio, like the following screenshot. If your OS is 64 bit, the registry folder is: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VisualStudio.

    If we find there is no higher version than VS 2015, please take a look at this: and have a try with the following solution:

    1. Navigate to the %temp% folder and order by files by Date modified Desc

    2. Open the latest vs installation log file with the file name like ‘dd_vs_community_2016xxxx’

    3. Search the location of the message “A higher version bundle has already been installed” and before it, there should has the bundle message, find the version value

    4. Open Regedit (Win+R, Regedit) and click Edit toolàFind, search with the bundle GUID value we find before

    5. Double-click the entry and edit the value to a lower decimal, click OK

    6. Then try to run the installer again as administrator

    Best regards,


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    Tuesday, March 29, 2016 2:10 AM