View Layout - "Missing supported version of Visual Studio"

Hey all, 


I'm working on a NAV 2013 environment and attempting to view the layout of a report object to get this error:

"An error occurred when opening the report designer. A support version of Visual Studio could not be found"


NAV 2013 R2 Version 7.10.43391


I've got Visual Studio 2017. I'm assuming I need to grab an earlier version of VS but I'd rather add specific redistributables or bits and pieces if I can avoid a whole alternate version of Visual Studio. 

I looked at enabling "Use Report Builder" by setting the options to Yes under Tools -> Options -> Use Report Builder

But then I get this message: 

"It is not possible to edit the layout with the report designer. Detailed description: Illegal characters in path."

Insight appreciated as always thanks!