Installing CUDA 9.0 on Windows 10 with Visual Studio Community Edition

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For me, the CUDA 9.0 (as well as 9.1) installer failed to install on a fresh Windows 10 system with the 2015 community edition Visual Studio. The problematic items seems to be the “Visual Studio Integration” , which fails to install and somehow blocks all other items from being installed. Fortunately, there is a way around this and you can still use Visual Studio, but you must download the ~1.5GB local install file. We assume that you have already installed Visual Studio Community 2015. Continue reading