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The concepts and code examples might not work if you are running Umbraco 8.0 or a later version. If you are using Umbraco 7, this article is perfect for you!
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Install Umbraco with Visual Studio Code
Follow these simple steps to be up and running with VS Code quickly and easily. The benefit of using VS Code is that it is super simple to get up and running.
Download and Launch VS Code
Go to https://code.visualstudio.com/ and download VS Code for free.
Go to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48264 and download IIS Express.
This is optional as the VS Code IIS Express extension will install this automatically for you now
Once installed, launch VS Code.
Click the extensions menu at the bottom on the left side. Then search for IIS Express, install it then press reload.
Download a fresh Umbraco installation from https://our.umbraco.com/download/ then unzip and drag it into VS Code.
To launch the site press CTRL+F5, this will open a local version of Umbraco in your standard browser.
Umbraco Web Installer
This section continues from where we left off but covers the installation and configuration of Umbraco inside your web browser when you run Umbraco for the first time.
You will see the welcome screen. If you want a fast demo site just fill in the information and click Install! If you want to decide the database type, or install without a starter site then click Customize!
When the installer is done you will automatically be logged into the backoffice.
Celebrate - you're all done!
Congratulations, you have installed an Umbraco site!
You can log into your Umbraco site by entering the following into your browser: http://yoursite.com/umbraco/