Download the bootstrapper here, in this guide we will be using the VS Community version.

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Open Command Prompt as Administrator

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Navigate to the directory where you downloaded the bootstrapper file, in this case we will navigate to the downloads folder.

Cmd

C:\Users\Demo\Downloads> vs_community.exe –layout C:\VSLocalLayout

 

Click “Continue” button.

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Image of download links from Microsoft Website

 

The bootstrapper will automatically download the installation files. This can take up to 1-3 hours depending on your bandwidth.

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Image of download links from Microsoft Website

Navigate to the folder path where the offline installation files were downloaded to.

Run “vs_community.exe” to begin the offline installation.

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