How to uninstall Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview

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SUMMARY

This article applies to Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview. This product was released at the 2011 //BUILD/ conference. All prerelease versions must be removed in the correct order before you install a newer version.

Manual removal

We recommend that you uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview first. Then, uninstall any other supporting products that are installed.

User-generated assets such as project files and custom settings are not removed or affected when you uninstall Visual Studio.

To manually uninstall Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview, follow these steps:
  1. In Control Panel, open the Programs and Features item (formerly known as Add or Remove Programs, or "ARP"). Or, follow these steps to open this item:
    1. On the Start menu, click Run (Start + R).
    2. Type control appwiz.cpl, and then click OK or press Enter.
  2. Uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview.

For a complete removal, consider uninstalling the following shared products and system updates.

Optional shared products

Optionally, uninstall the following shared products that may be installed together with Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview.

NoteThe order in which you uninstall these products is important.

Warning These packages may also be used by other products on the computer. These products include Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Studio 2008.
  1. Microsoft Silverlight 5 Beta SDK
  2. Microsoft Silverlight 4 SDK
  3. Microsoft SQL Server "Denali" Management Objects CTP3 (x64)
  4. Microsoft SQL Server "Denali" Management Objects CTP3
  5. Microsoft System CLR Types for SQL Server "Denali" CTP3 (x64)
  6. Microsoft System CLR Types for SQL Server "Denali" CTP3
  7. Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Tools for SQL Server Compact 4.0 Developer Preview ENU
  8. Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0 x64 ENU
  9. Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0 ENU
  10. Microsoft SQL Server “Denali” CTP3 (64-bit)
  11. Microsoft SQL Server “Denali” CTP3 (32-bit)
  12. Microsoft SQL Server “Denali” Native Client CTP3
  13. Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Office Developer Tools (x64)
  14. Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Office Developer Tools (x86)
  15. Microsoft Web Platform Installer 4.0
  16. IIS 7.5 Express
  17. Microsoft Web Deploy 3.0
  18. The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Developer Preview Multi-Targeting Pack
  19. The Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Multi-Targeting Pack


Important system updates that we do not recommend for removal

Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview may also install the following important system updates. We recommend that you leave these updates installed on your system. Some of these may appear in Installed Updates. (Installed Updates is a link in the Windows navigation menu.)

Warning These packages may also be used by other products on the computer. These products include Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2008, and any products that you or another developer built by using either of those products.

  • Microsoft Silverlight
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Extended Developer Preview
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Client Profile Developer Preview
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.4148
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.6161
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.4148
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.4974
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.6161
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x64)
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x86)
  • Update for Windows (KB958655)
  • Update for Windows (KB942288)

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Article ID: 2693272 - Last Review: May 21, 2012 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Visual Studio "11" Beta
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