How to Install Visual Studio Code on Windows 11

Installing Visual Studio Code on your Windows 11 computer is a straightforward process. Follow these steps to download and install the code editor:

Step 1: Open Microsoft Edge

  1. Click on the Start menu (Windows icon) at the bottom-left corner of your screen.
  2. Type "Microsoft Edge" in the search bar.
  3. Click on Microsoft Edge to open the browser.

Step 2: Go to the Visual Studio Code Download Page

  1. In Microsoft Edge, go to the address bar at the top of the browser window.
  2. Type and press Enter.

Step 3: Download Visual Studio Code

  1. Once you are on the Visual Studio Code homepage, click on the Download for Windows button.
  2. The download will start automatically. If prompted, click Save to save the installation file to your computer.

Step 4: Run the Installer

  1. Once the download is complete, click on the VSCodeUserSetup-x64-1.x.x.exe file at the bottom of the Microsoft Edge browser window. If you don’t see it, you can find it in your Downloads folder.
  2. If a User Account Control prompt appears asking if you want to allow this app to make changes to your device, click Yes.

Step 5: Install Visual Studio Code

  1. The Visual Studio Code Setup wizard will open. Click Next on the welcome screen.
  2. Read and accept the license agreement by clicking I accept the agreement and then click Next.
  3. Choose the destination folder where you want to install Visual Studio Code and click Next.
  4. Select additional tasks, such as creating a desktop icon or adding to the PATH, and click Next.
  5. Click Install to begin the installation process. This may take a few minutes.
  6. Once the installation is complete, click Finish. You can choose to launch Visual Studio Code immediately by keeping the Launch Visual Studio Code option checked.

Step 6: Open Visual Studio Code

  1. After installation, Visual Studio Code should open automatically. If it does not, you can open it manually by clicking the Start menu, typing "Visual Studio Code," and selecting Visual Studio Code.


You have successfully installed Visual Studio Code on your Windows 11 computer. You can now start using Visual Studio Code for coding, debugging, and development work with its versatile features and extensions.