help with a basic question...moving my VS2015 to a different computer


  • I use VS 2015 Community as a student....I just got a new laptop (yay!) that is much better equipt to handle VS (more RAM etc)  What do I have to do (step by step would be awesome) to move my student Dreamspark account and VS 2015 software to my new computer?
    Thursday, March 17, 2016 10:37 PM


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  • P.S.  I realize the answers regarding the licensing and how many computers I can load it onto as a free to students user of VS Community are somewhere in the stuff I agreed to when I downloaded VS, but I thought it might save a lot of time to ask here instead...thank you in advance.  I just read my question and thought I should be more specific:  Can I just log onto dreamspark and download another VS2015 to my new computer or do I only get one copy (and have to remove it from the old one first? 
    Thursday, March 17, 2016 10:43 PM
  • Hi,

    Thanks for your post.

    I suggest you could install the VS2015 Community Update1 in the following site directly. It's a free version of VS, you only need to register a Microsoft account and sign in it, then you can use VS2015 in different machines lifelong.

    So you can download the VS2015 to your new computer directly.

    Best Regards,

    Lake Xiao

    Friday, March 18, 2016 6:22 AM