Visual Studio 2019 Cannot Run

Published on Wednesday, December 18, 2019

An issue I am talking about here occurred in September 2019. I don't know if Microsoft has fixed this problem.

When I installed Visual Studio 2019 on a machine, I was prompted to restart the computer. After I restarted my computer, I tried to open VisualStudio but I saw an error message:

Cannot run when setup is in progress.

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I realized that Visual Studio may not be completely installed, there may be some related processes running. So I checked the Task Manager, and found that there was a process called VSIXAutoUpdate.exe running, and it seemed that it was not installing any other things, but it might take up some Visual Studio resources so Visual Studio could not run.

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After I stopped VSIXAutoUpdate.exe, Visual Studio 2019 could be opened normally.