I have tried to install Visual Studio 2015 3 times and it won't do it correctly. After running the installer it appears with an error saying "MissingInternetConnectionBlock: Cannot connect to the internet" even though I am writing this question as I am trying to install it. I have tried to just hit Continue and see if the install works anyway, sadly it does not, failing to download several of the extensions that are crucial to the project. How to I get rid of the MissingInternetConnectionBlock error and hopefully download everything correctly?


After some poking around and various different attempts, something said "Visual Studio works best with Internet Explorer which you don't have." Even though I did have it. For development reasons I had IE9 installed, after upgrading to IE11 the error has gone away and the install is proceeding as expected.

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