Click the Free Trial button under the edition you wish to download, in this case we will download the Professional version.
Run the 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 selecting the installation location.
Open activation window
Once installed, click the Help menu dropdown, then click Register Visual Studio.
Activate with a key
Click Unlock with a Product Key and enter the 25 character product key and click Apply.
Your Visual Studio 2022 software is now fully activated and ready to use.