betbest1

I cannot uninstall Visual Basic Express 2005, Visual J# Express 2005, Visual Web Developer Express 2005, Visual C# Express 2005, or MSDN 2005 Express Edition. The uninstallation freezes about 20% of the way through (except MSDN, which fails but does not freeze), and I have to bring up Task Manager and kill the process in order for the uninstallation to exit. However, now Visual C# Express 2005 has no entry in Add/Remove Programs, but it is still installed. I also had XNA Game Studio Express and SQL Server 2005 Express, but I'm not sure if they uninstalled correctly or not. These are the release versions, not the beta versions, so the automatic uninstaller does not work. Can someone give me directions to get the uninstaller working, or a list of files and registry entries to remove manually

I also have Visual Studio .NET 2003 Academic, which I want to keep.


I have some files in my TEMP folder called VSMsiLog####.txt, where #### is a sequence of four hexadecimal digits. Might those be useful


Re: Installing and Registering Visual Studio Express Editions Cannot Uninstall Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions

Figo Fei - MSFT

Hi, betbest

Don't worry, the Visual Studio Express Editions do install side-by-side with other versions of Visual Studio.

Even you didn't uninstall them, it doesn't matter.

If you just want to save hard disk space back, just delete the corresponding directory. (but I suggest not to do so.)

Thanks






Re: Installing and Registering Visual Studio Express Editions Cannot Uninstall Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions

betbest1

I know they run just fine side-by-side, but I want to get rid of them, and they really don't want to uninstall.




Re: Installing and Registering Visual Studio Express Editions Cannot Uninstall Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions

betbest1

It looks like a lot of people are having this problem. I hope something is being done to address this.




Re: Installing and Registering Visual Studio Express Editions Cannot Uninstall Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions

Figo Fei - MSFT

Hi,

Follow the kb article How to remove Visual Studio 2005 (including removing from Control Panel and Manually remove Visual Studio 2005),

Quote:

Manually uninstall method requires the MSIZap.exe utility. The MSIZap.exe utility is included with the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Platform Software Development Kit (SDK). To obtain the Windows Server 2003 SP1 Platform SDK, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx FamilyId=A55B6B43-E24F-4EA3-A93E-40C0EC4F68E5 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx FamilyId=A55B6B43-E24F-4EA3-A93E-40C0EC4F68E5)

To manually remove Visual Studio 2005 from the computer, follow these steps:

1. Use the MSIZap.exe utility to remove Visual Studio 2005 product keys from the registry. To do this, follow these steps:
a. Click Start, click Run, type cmd in the Open box, and then click OK.
b. At the command prompt, type CD\, and then press ENTER.
c. Locate the directory where the Windows Installer SDK has put the Msizap.exe utility.
d. At the command prompt, type msizap TP { Product Code } , and then press ENTER.

The product code depends on the product version that is installed. The following is the list of commands that include the correct product code for each product version:
? Microsoft Visual Basic: msizap TP {164B10B9-B200-11D0-8C61-00A0C91E29D5}
? Microsoft Visual C#: msizap TP {7E7D7935-B0C8-4032-80BA-2CDC9E43C3B8}
? Microsoft Visual C++: msizap TP {AB6F4AB9-AC85-4002-9829-B6EEA55AE3A5}
? Microsoft Visual J#: msizap TP {94160B78-D7C5-4706-8E03-9D8B3763C7DB}
? Visual Studio Tools for Office: msizap TP {324C61EA-256E-4DFD-BF2C-6D6E5A1271A0}
? Visual Web Developer: msizap TP {221125DC-6A40-4900-B844-591F5E1195B0}
? Crystal Reports: msizap TP {97358C99-E52D-42C7-8B7C-B59CC4425F4B}
2. Remove the components from Windows Component Update in Setup. To do this, follow these steps:
a. Click Start, click Run, type installer in the Open box, and then click OK.
b. On the View menu, click Details.
c. Right-click the Date Modified column header, and then click Comments.
d. In the Comments column, locate the Windows Installer file that has the following title:
Microsoft Document Explorer 2005 ĘC English
e. Right-click this cached Windows Installer file, and then click Uninstall. Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall this file.
f. In the Comments column, locate the Windows Installer file that has the following title:
Microsoft Device Emulator version 1.0 - ENU RTL x86 enu
g. Right-click this cached Windows Installer file, and then click Uninstall. (The cached Windows Installer file has the .msi file name extension.) Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall this file.
3. Use the MSIZap.exe utility to remove all Visual Studio 2005 Windows Component Update product keys from the registry. To do this, run the following commands, including the product keys:
? Visual Studio 2005 Professional: msizap TP {437AB8E0-FB69-4222-B280-A64F3DE22591}
? Visual Studio 2005 Standard: msizap TP {D407F7C0-579E-4CCB-91FD-855CE5084E86}Visual Studio 2005 Express: msizap TP {577AD794-8B34-40B4-9E7A-BE4CFFE396E6}
4. Rename or delete the Microsoft Visual Studio 8 folder and the VS7Debug folder. To do this, follow these steps:
a. Click Start, click Run, type %programfiles% in the Open box, and then click OK.
b. Locate and then rename or delete the Microsoft Visual Studio 8 folder.
c. Double-click the Common Filesfolder, and then double-click the Microsoft Shared folder.
d. Locate and then rename or delete the VS7Debug folder.
e. Close this window.
5. Delete the registry keys that remain. To do this, follow these steps:
a. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
b. Delete the following registry keys:
? HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0
? HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0
c. Exit Registry Editor.

Other resources(if you have other CTP or beta products there): Uninstalling Previous Versions of Visual Studio 2005

Hope it helps.

Thanks






Re: Installing and Registering Visual Studio Express Editions Cannot Uninstall Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions

francisco_jorge

Try the VS 2005 troubleshooting tool on this page! Wink