Visual Studio 2013 Professional and 2017 Community



    I have a Visual Studio 2013 Professional installed on my computer. What would happen to it if I would install the 2017 Community editiion? Would they interfere with each other, or work in harmony side by side, independently?

    Monday, March 27, 2017 4:49 PM

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  • VS 2017 can coexist with any previous VS version better than any other VS version because:

    1) It uses its own private Registry hive

    2) It does not use the Global Assembly Cache (GAC) to install files, using private folders

    The VS 2017 installation is so isolated that even different editions (Community, Professional, Enterprise) can coexist on the same machine, something that was not possible with any previous VS version.

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    Monday, March 27, 2017 7:56 PM
  • Hi friend,

    I agree with Carlos, I happened to have VS2017 community and vs2013 Ultimate installed in my VM.

    And I can tell they work with no problem.

    Best regards,


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