Visual Studio "Pin is required to establish a connection"

Same problem, then I found this answer:

The solution is really helpful for me.

Simply, you can do this from an admin command prompt:

reg add HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SirepClient /v DisableProtocol3 /t REG_DWORD /d 1


I went to programs & features, clicked visual studio community edition, and clicked repair, after it finished it said there was a problem installing the windows 10 SDK (v XX.XX.XX), so I went to

I noticed the version number on the website to be higher, so I installed the SDK manually using the download link and presto it works :)