Today you’re going to learn how to download and install Visual Studio Code on Windows.
I’m going to show you where to get the installer. And how to run the setup.
Let’s jump right in…
Step #1: Download
Head over to the Visual Studio Code downloads page.
There are three Windows installer versions available:
- User installer: installs in your User folder and does not need Administrator privileges.
- System installer: installs for all users on the system and needs Administrator privileges.
- .zip installer: a portable version.
Check your windows bit version and click on the corresponding link.
In this guide, we will download the
64 bit User installer.
Wait for the download to complete.
Step #2: Install
Open the location of the downloaded executable.
Double-click it to run the installer.
On Windows 10 a pop-up window will appear:
The app you're trying to install isn't a verified app from the Store
The installer setup wizard will open.
Click on the radio button next to
I accept the agreement.
You can change the installation location by clicking on the
In this example, we keep the default install location.
Keep the default Start Menu Folder.
Create a desktop icon checkbox.
An overview of the selected installation settings is shown.
Install to start the installation.
The Visual Studio Code installation will now start.
A progress bar shows the various steps that are executed.
Once the installation is complete, click
Visual Studio Code will now launch.
Step #3: Run
To start Visual Studio Code double-click on the desktop shortcut.
Welcome editor should now open as shown below.
To install extensions from the marketplace click on the bottom icon on the left-hand side.
Congratulations, you have installed Visual Studio Code on Windows 10!
Have fun coding!
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