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How to manually remove Visual Studio .NET 2002 components

This article was previously published under Q320114
For a Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 version of this article, see 907965.
For a Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 version of this article, see 824642.


Important This article contains information about how to modify the registry. Make sure to back up the registry before you modify it. Make sure that you know how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up, restore, and modify the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows registry
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This step-by-step article describes how to manually remove Visual Studio .NET 2002 components from your computer.
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Method 1

  • In Add/Remove Programs, locate Microsoft Visual Studio .NET, and then click Change/Remove.

Method 2

Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open text box, type installer, and then press ENTER.

    Microsoft Windows Installer starts and a list of the Windows Installer cached .msi files of installed products appears.
    1. On the View menu, click Details.
    2. Right-click the Date Modified column header, and then click Comments.
    3. In the Comments column, locate the .msi file that has one of the following titles:
      • Visual Studio .NET Enterprise Architect – English
      • Visual Studio .NET Enterprise Developer – English
      • Visual Studio .NET Professional – English
      • Visual Basic .NET Standard – English
      • Visual C# .NET Standard – English
      • Visual C++ .NET Standard – English
      • Visual J# .NET Standard - English
    4. Right-click this cached .msi file, and then click Uninstall.
    5. Quit Windows Installer.
  3. Use the Microsoft MSIZap.exe utility to remove all Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 product keys from the registry. To obtain the MSIZap.exe utility, download the Microsoft Windows Installer SDK. For more information about how to download the Windows Installer SDK, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
    1. Click Start, and then click Run.
    2. In the Open text box, type cmd, and then press ENTER.
    3. Type CD\, and then press ENTER.
    4. Locate the directory where the Windows Installer SDK put the Msizap.exe utility.
    5. Type msizap TP {Product Code}, and then press ENTER. The product code depends on the product version that is installed. The following is a list of commands that include the correct product code for each product version:
      • Enterprise Architect: msizap TP {005F0409-6759-11D5-A54F-0090278A1BB8}
      • Enterprise Developer: msizap TP {90600409-7D65-11D5-A54F-0090278A1BB8}
      • Professional: msizap TP {D0610409-7D65-11D5-A54F-0090278A1BB8}
      • Microsoft Visual Basic .NET: msizap TP {D0620409-7D65-11D5-A54F-0090278A1BB8}
      • Microsoft Visual C# .NET: msizap TP {B0630409-7D65-11D5-A54F-0090278A1BB8}
      • Microsoft Visual C++ .NET: msizap TP {D0640409-7D65-11D5-A54F-0090278A1BB8}
  4. Remove the components from Windows Component Update in Setup.
    1. Click Start, and then click Run.
    2. In the Open text box, type installer, and then press ENTER.

      Windows Installer starts and a list of the Windows Installer cached .msi files of installed products appears.
    3. On the View menu, click Details.
    4. Right-click the Date Modified column header, and then click Comments.
    5. In the Comments column, locate the .msi file that has one of the following titles:
      • Microsoft FrontPage Client – English
      • Visual Studio .NET Baseline – English
    6. Right-click this cached .msi file, and then click Uninstall.
    7. Quit Windows Installer.
  5. Use the MSIZap.exe utility to remove all Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Windows Component Update product keys from the registry. The following are the commands, including the product keys:
    • Weccom.msi: msizap TP {17B66E83-1BC9-11D5-A54A-0090278A1BB8}
    • Baseline:msizap TP {DA82F00E-7294-40E7-B7A6-60B4C16C605E}
  6. Rename the Microsoft Visual Studio .Net folder and the VS7Debug folder.
    1. Click Start, and then click Run.
    2. In the Open text box, type %programfiles%, and then press ENTER.
    3. Locate and then rename the Microsoft Visual Studio .Net folder.
    4. Double-click the Common Files folder, and then double-click the Microsoft Shared folder.
    5. Locate and then rename the VS7Debug folder.
    6. Close this window.
  7. Delete the remaining registry keys.
    1. Click Start, and then click Run.
    2. In the Open text box, type regedit, and then press ENTER.
    3. Delete the following registry keys:
      • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\7.0
      • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Visual JSharp\7.0
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\7.0
    4. Quit Registry Editor.
  8. Restart the computer.
  9. Delete the contents of the Temp folder.
    1. Click Start, and then click Run.
    2. In the Open text box, type %Temp%, and then press ENTER.
    3. Press CTRL+A to select the contents of the folder.
    4. Press DELETE.

      Note If you cannot delete all the selected files, delete as many of these files as you can.
    5. Close this window.
  10. Quit any antivirus programs or firewall programs that may be running.

    Important Microsoft recommends that you disconnect any cable modem or DSL modem that may be connected to your computer before you quit your antivirus programs or firewall programs.
  11. Install Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002.
REFERENCES
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
319714 How to troubleshoot Visual Studio .NET installation
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Article ID: 320114 - Last Review: 03/23/2006 05:28:00 - Revision: 3.5

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