Visual Studio 2019 Activation Guide

How to download, install and activate Visual Studio 2019.

  1. Download the installer

    Visual studio 2019 download

    Head to

    Click the “Download” button.

    Log in with your Microsoft account or create a new one.

    Head to

    Select the version and architecture you require and click the “Download” button next to it.

  2. Run the installer

    Visual studio 2019 installer

    Run the downloaded .exe installer package titled “vs_Professional”. Go through the onscreen installation process to install the workloads, components and language packs of your choice as well as selecting the installation location. 

  3. Open activation window

    Visual studio 2019 register product

    Click the “Help” menu, then click “Register Product”.

  4. Activate with a key

    Visual studio 2019 activation

    Click “Unlock with a Product Key” and enter the 25 character product key (shown on your order page) and click “Apply”.

    Your Visual Studio 2019 software is now fully activated and ready to use.