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How to uninstall Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate
Article ID: 2744926 - View products that this article applies to.
This article applies to Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate releases. For information about how to uninstall an earlier Visual Studio prerelease product version, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
If you want to install a newer build, you do not have to uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate. This is because Visual Studio 2012 will be upgraded to the newer version automatically.
Manual removalTo manually remove a Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate product, we recommend that you first uninstall the main product or products, such as Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate 2012 Release Candidate. Then, uninstall any other supporting products that may be installed.
Note The order in which you uninstall products is important.
User-generated assets such as project files and custom settings are not removed or affected when you uninstall Visual Studio.
To uninstall Visual Studio, follow these steps:
Optional shared productsOptionally, you can uninstall the following shared products that may also be installed with Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate. Sometimes, an item may continue to appear even after you uninstall it. If this happens, uninstall it again, because more than one product with the same name may be installed.
If you are warned that uninstalling a product may affect other products, click Yes to continue, because you will be removing all Visual Studio 2012-related products anyway.
Note The order in which you uninstall products is important. Uninstall the installed products in the following order.
Warning These packages may also be used by other products on the computer. These products include Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Studio 2008.
Important system updates that we do not recommend for removalMicrosoft Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate may also install the following important system updates. We recommend that you leave them installed on your system. Some of these may appear in Installed Updates. (This is a link in the Windows navigation menu.)
Note If you find that one or more products stop functioning after you uninstall Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate, repair those products.
Article ID: 2744926 - Last Review: November 19, 2012 - Revision: 2.0