Visual Studio 2017 15.1 26403.3 Python install not an option


  • I am not seeing the Python installer in the Visual Studio Professional 2017 installer does anyone know how to install it? I saw it in the preview version but do not in the Visual Studio 2017 15.1 26403.3.
    Tuesday, April 11, 2017 1:33 AM


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  • Hi,

    The Python workload is not available yet for VS 2017 RTM (final release). It is available for VS 2017 Preview, which is a new "channel" after RTM to get pre-release access to new features (do not confuse this Preview channel with former previews, betas and release candidates before RTM):

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    • Proposed as answer by Carlos J. QuinteroMVP Tuesday, April 11, 2017 4:30 AM
    • Marked as answer by Timbra Tuesday, April 11, 2017 12:52 PM
    Tuesday, April 11, 2017 4:30 AM
  • Hi Timbra,

    Welcome to the MSDN forum.

    Like Carlos said, now Python support is in the preview of Visual Studio 2017. For the detail information, please have a look at this: Released: Python support in Visual Studio 2017

    Please try to download the VS 2017 preview version and run the installer as administrator, then you will find the workload about Python like the following screenshot:

    After the installation is successful, you can develop the python project in the VS 2017 preview version.

    Meanwhile, if you want to know more detail information about Python or have development issues, please navigate to this: and you will get a more professional support from there, thank you for your understanding :)

    Best regards,


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    Tuesday, April 11, 2017 7:05 AM
  • Thank you for your response.
    Tuesday, April 11, 2017 12:52 PM