Thursday, October 29, 2009

Visual Studio 2008 - Auto Uninstall

This is a tool which helps to uninstall Visual Studio 2008 automatically. This tool doesn't uninstall Beta release only official release and only available for English version.
Note: use this tool only when you want to remove visual studio 2008 product completely along with its dependant components.

This tool works on the following products
  • Visual studio Express Editions
  • Visual Studio Team System
  • Visual Studio Professional
This tool doesn't remove the components which are shared among VS 2005 and VS 2008.
If you run this tool, this screen will look like given below
Click on the Image for Enlarged view. 





Hope it helps you!

49 comments:

  1. Great man. But it can be done by again run the installation from where u installed the VS.Its automatically check and uninstall all the instances of the same.

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  2. That really worked out, Thanks a lot!

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  5. It did not remove Visual Studio, it gave me an error. Not sure what else I can do to remove it from my computer.

    Thanks,
    Mahesh

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  6. What error you are getting Mahesh?

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  7. Thank you very much! I've uninstalled the previous Visual Studio 2008 professional without any problem! I already installed visual studio 2010 and works like a charm!!!

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  8. Hi, Thnx a lot, works perfectly. Saved me a lot of time :)

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  9. Hi, I'm having problem uninstalling VS2008 90-day trial version. Can I use this tool to do this? Thank you.

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  10. This didn't work for me,says there was no visual found but when I use my convert program I am getting a message abot visual studio so I know something is still there if I get this message.Got me puzzled....

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  11. Excellent Article. Do we have any similar installer file to uninstall 2005 version and it's components.

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  12. Thanks Srini,

    have a look at this article, hope it helps you..
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/express/aa718405

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  13. thank you alot it helps remove the VS2008 but there is a remaining items here like
    micrsoft sql server 2005. compact edition[ENU], server native client, setup support files(english), Vss writer,
    and microsoft visual c++ 2005 redistributable, microsoft visual c++ 2008 ATL update, microsoft visual c++ 2008 and microsoft visual c++ 2010 x86...

    it is part of VS2008? and how to remove this? and also it will affect my system performance? hope will reply as soon as possible:)

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  14. Thank you! ;)
    I was searching for something like that about one year...

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  15. thanks man ...great work its worked..

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  17. Hi I am trying to run a silent uninstallation using the /q switch, however I am still prompted to Accept the Terms and Conditions. As I am looking to deploy this tool as a package via SCCM as a silent uninstall I need to have no user interation. Is there another switch to achieve this ?

    Thanks,

    Stephen

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  18. Great product but I cannot see any silent parameters. I've exctracted the package with /T:>path> and /C.

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  19. Hi ,It is not working for me.Once I have downloaded the Uninstall tool and started to run it, an error pops up and say"THE SERVICE DID NOT RESPOND TO THE START OR CONTROL REQUEST IN A TIMELY MANNER"

    Thanks!

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  20. Thanks. Worked for me as well. Was looking for this for a long time.

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  21. Thanks. It worked great..

    Though i had some issues after running this tool like my Sql Server 2008 express setup failed a couple of times but i tried restarting my PC twice to fix this issue. ..

    Its true that "99% of problems in windows can be solved if you restart the computer"... lol

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  22. my visual studio installation was corrupted and I just can uninstall it using this tool, thanks.

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  23. thanks it's very helpful this tool..........

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  25. Thanks a Lot Was worried how to Uninstall big bunch of filess

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