Visual Studio 2015 FAQ
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I received the error “This version of Visual Studio requires a computer with a newer version of Windows!”
SymptomWhen attempting to install Visual Studio 2015, you receive the message: "This version of Visual Studio requires a computer with a newer version of Windows!". Visual Studio 2015 minimum operating system requirement is Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (or higher).
1. Download Service Pack 1 (SP1)You can download and install SP1 for Windows 7 from Microsoft.com for free.
2. Confirm that SP1 is installed by following these steps
- Click Start, right-click Computer, and then click Properties.
- Check the Windows edition section: If Service Pack 1 is listed, Windows 7 SP1 is already installed on your computer.