Visual Studio Failed to Start Error: throw error ‘cannot run when setup is in progress’

Cannot open Visual Studio – throw error ‘cannot run when setup is in progress’I had this problem with Visual Studio 2017. There were processes in Task Manager named VSIXAutoUpdate.exe. I watched Task Manager and they were spawning and despawning. A few times, a Visual Studio 2017 process would spawn and despawn.
After VSIX Auto Updater stopped showing up in Task Manager, it had applied all of it’s background updates and I was able to launch Visual Studio.
I wouldn’t recommend killing these processes in the middle of them installing updates, like other answers to this question suggest. Just wait until they finish by watching Task Manager.

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\Installer\resources\app\ServiceHub\Services\Microsoft.VisualStudio.Setup.Service\VSIXConfigurationUpdater.exe

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