VS 2005 Uninstall Instructions (updated version)


If you decide to manually uninstall without using the tool, be sure to uninstall the .NET Framework 2.0 last.


Note: The tool will uninstall ALL pre-release Visual Studio 2005 editions such as Visual Studio Express, Visual Studio Team System, Professional and Standard edition.



Uninstalling Previous Versions of Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions



  1. Go to the Control Panel and launch Add/Remove Programs
  2. Remove “DMA Transport Update for VS 2005 Beta2” 
  3. Remove “Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition”
  4. Remove “Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Tools Express Edition”
  5. Remove “Microsoft SQL Native Client”
  6. Remove “Microsoft MSDN Express Library 2005 Beta”
  7. Remove all Microsoft Visual Studio Express Editions (such as Visual C# 2005 Express Edition Beta)
  8. Remove “Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Remote Debugger Light”
  9. Remove “Microsoft Visual J# .NET Redistributable 2.0 Beta Language Pack”  (This step is not needed if you have only the English Edition)
  10. Remove “Microsoft Visual J# .NET Redistributable Package 2.0 Beta”
  11. Remove “Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Beta Language Pack”  (This step is not needed if you have only the English Edition)
  12. Remove “Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Beta”



Uninstalling Previous Versions of Visual Studio 2005



  1. Go to the Control Panel and launch Add/Remove Programs
  2. Remove “DMA Transport Update for VS 2005 Beta2” 
  3. Remove “Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition”
  4. Remove “Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Tools Express Edition”
  5. Remove “Microsoft SQL Native Client”
  6. Remove “Microsoft Visual Studio 64bit Prerequisites Beta”
  7. Remove “Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office System 2005 Runtime Language Pack”  (This step is not needed if you have only the English Edition)
  8. Remove “Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office System 2005 Runtime Beta”
  9. Remove “Microsoft Device Emulator 1.0 Beta”
  10. Remove “Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 2.0 Beta”
  11. Remove “Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 1.0”
  12. Remove “Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional” or other related installs (such as Visual Studio Professional/Standard/Enterprise Architect/Team Suite, etc.)
  13. Remove “Microsoft Document Explorer 2005 Language Pack”  (This step is not needed if you have only the English Edition)
  14. Remove “Microsoft Document Explorer 2005”  (This step is needed for post-Beta2 builds)
  15. Remove “Microsoft SQL Mobile 2005 Development Tools”
  16. Remove “Microsoft 64-bit SDK”  (This step is only needed if Visual Studio is installed on a 64-bit machine)
  17. Remove “Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Remote Debugger (x64)”  (This step is only needed if Visual Studio is installed on a 64-bit machine)
  18. Remove “Microsoft MDAC 2.8 SP1”  (This step is needed only if you are running Windows 2000)
  19. Remove “Microsoft MSXML 6 SDK and Parser”
  20. Remove “Microsoft Visual J# .NET Redistributable 2.0 Beta Language Pack”  (This step is not needed if you have only the English Edition)
  21. Remove “Microsoft Visual J# Redistributable Package 2.0 Beta”
  22. Remove “Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Beta Language pack” (This step is not needed if you only have the English Edition)
  23. Remove “Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Beta”


Comments (15)

  1. We plan to post a VS 2005 troubleshooting tool in a couple of weeks. This tool is to help automating…

  2. We plan to post a VS 2005 troubleshooting tool in a couple of weeks. This tool is to help automating…

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  5. We have VS 2005 uninstall tool here. This tool is to help automating the VS 2005 uninstall…

  6. Hey all, now that we have released some post beta 2 community tech preview versions of Visual Studio…

  7. While working on some of the new steps needed in the cleanup tool that will help folks moving from VS…

  8. MobileDevGroup says:

    If you are a device developer and had installed the DMA Patch, please make sure to remove it before un-installing Beta 2.

    More details on my team blog.

    http://blogs.msdn.com/vsdteam/

    Amit

  9. BillyG says:

    The only Microsoft related software I have left in the Remove list is DirectX, Money, Office, and VS 2005 Pro.

    I am desperately trying to delete VS so I can install the .NET version but I keep getting the "Setup is unable to determine a valid ordering for the installation. See the error log for further details."

    In typical M$ fashion, the uninstall doesn’t work, and the location of the log is not apparent. I’ve been getting that error since te beginning and then found out that items had to be deleted manually so I did, enough that everything M$ related is gone from the list, except those items listed above.

    Any ideas? I’m on a MCE up-to-date box (except now I need to reload .NET) TIA.

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