Uninstall Visual Studio (All Versions) - How To Remove Visual Studio 2005, 2008, 2010 Completely Off Your Computer.
Uninstall and Remove Visual Studio from your Computer the Easy Way.
Does following the Official Microsoft uninstall instructions on how to remove Microsoft Visual Studio from your PC, did nothing to help you remove Visual Studio and all it did was confuse you even more ?
Below I'll show you how I came about to remove Visual Studio Completely from my computer using the Visual Studio Uninstaller. The funny thing here is how this clever and unassuming software clearly outsmarts Microsoft (supposedly the biggest software company in the world) at their own game and shows you the easy way to properly remove and totally Uninstall Visual Studio from any computer or laptop.
Thank You Mr Gates for Making "Microsoft Visual Studio" So Damn Hard to Uninstall and Totally Remove from our PC's?
The Top 3 Common Problems Found in Blogs that Everybody seem to be Having with "Visual Studio".
Reason # 1.
Constant error messages.
Reason # 2.
To Uninstall an older version.
Reason # 3.
Slow computer speed.
How to Uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio 2008.
A few months after installing Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 on my desktop, I decided I only wanted to program through Visual Studio from my laptop. I figured uninstalling would be as simple as clicking a few icons and following the uninstall instructions on Windows Vista and that should be piece of cake.
I discovered this to be entirely the opposite. When I tried to uninstall the main application of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition, using the Add/Remove Programs and later the VSTS 2008 installation media, I kept getting the following error dialog box stating: "A problem has been encountered while loading the setup components - Cancelling setup."
The installation would then cancel (as the message display just warned). I tried many options like trying to uninstall the other Visual Studio 2008 related components and reinstalling Visual Studio 2008 to fix any potential problems, and then uninstall. None of these worked either!
After countless hours of searching the various websites and blogs for answers, I discovered that Microsoft has confirmed that Uninstalling Virtual Studio 2008 completely using the maintenance mode supplied with the software seems to be a major problem with 4 of their products versions.
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Academic Edition
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition
- Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite
If you are like so many people who are sick and tired of putting up with trying to uninstall Visual Studio and want to forcibly remove it from your system, simply Download Perfect Uninstaller and in just a few minutes your computer would be clean of any remnants of Visual Studio.
How To Uninstall "Silverlight" From Your PC
If you tried to open a Microsoft Silverlight Project or any other Silverlight Tools from Visual Studio and you're having problems due to corrupt or missing files, the best way to handle this situation is to uninstall Silverlight completely and then re-install the latest version of Silverlight.
Removed Visual Studio Manually and you Kept on Getting the Same Dialog Box Errors?
This is Definitely NOT Recommended as you Could Do More Harm to Your PC if you Accidentally Delete the Wrong File!
This was the step by step process I followed as I tried to uninstall Visual Studio but to no avail as I kept on getting the same error message time after time...
Each component of Visual Studio must be uninstalled separately as these features were selected during the original Visual Studio setup; a number of additional components were also installed to my computer. These components were:
Microsoft Data Access Components 2.8 SP1
1. Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Team Explorer.
2. Microsoft Visual Studio Web Authoring Components.
3. Microsoft Windows SDK for Visual Studio 2008 .Netframework Tools.
4. Microsoft Windows SDK for Visual Studio 2008 Headers and Libraries.
5. Microsoft Windows SDK for Visual Studio 2008 SDK Reference Assemblies and Intellisense.
6. Microsoft Windows SDK for Visual Studio 2008 Tools.
7. Microsoft Windows SDK for Visual Studio 2008 Win32 Tools.
8. MSDN Library for Visual Studio 2008 - ENU.
Each of these components must be uninstalled manually by deleting 1 file at time before rebooting your computer for these changes to take effect. If for some reason, you can't uninstall one or any of the above programs, then try Perfect Uninstaller
Perfect Uninstaller will automatically and completely remove Visual Studio from your PC. It will remove every single Visual Studio file that is left behind in your computer registry which the standard Windows "Add/Remove Program and VSTS 2008 installation media" simply cannot do.
Failure to remove Visual Studio & all of its traces, could simply slow your computer right down !
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