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 named “VisualStudioSetup”. Go through the onscreen installation process to install the workloads, components, and language packs of your choice as well as select the installation location. 

  3. Open activation window

    Register visual studio 2022

    Once installed, click the Help menu dropdown, then click Register Visual Studio.

  4. Activate with a key

    Click Unlock with a Product Key then enter the 25-character product key and click Apply.

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