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GeneralRe: Another Visual Studio Update, Another Level of Ineptitude. Pin
Dave Kreskowiak9-Aug-23 8:54
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Rick York24-Aug-23 12:10
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Mike Hankey26-Aug-23 5:36
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Mike Hankey29-Aug-23 7:01
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Graeme_Grant29-Aug-23 20:14
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Graeme_Grant11-Oct-23 0:53
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I'm a bit late to this party....

I have learned to export my install config (VS Installer > More > Export Configuration) and export settings (VS IDE > Tools > Import and Export Settings). Especially important when working with the Preview editions.

When it is time to do a major update, I tend to Repair, then apply the update. If there are any issues, I can uninstall and use the exported configuration to quickly reinstall, then Import the settings back into the IDE after updating.

Flushing an install tends to have less issues after the update. Re-installing things like ReSharper and other extensions, not that I use many, doesn't take long to do.

Graeme


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