Visual Studio 2022 Activation Guide

How to download, install and activate Visual Studio 2022.

  1. Download the installer

    Download visual studio 2022

    Head to

    Click the “Free Trial ” button under the edition you wish to download, in this case we will download the”Professional” version.

  2. Run the installer

    Visual studio 2019 installer

    Run the downloaded .exe installer package titled “VisualStudioSetup”. 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

    Register visual studio 2022

    Click the “Help” menu, then click “Register Visual Studio”.

  4. Activate with a key

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

    Your Visual Studio 2022 software is now fully activated and ready to use.