Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 RC/RTM uninstall tool

image In Microsoft connect you will see a Visual Studio 2008 Clean Up tool is available for download. In couple of forum discussion and the query I have received whether that also removes Beta Version. Beta Version cannot be removed using this tool.

image Before you conclude to the part that Visual Studio 2008 Cleanup Tool can remove the Beta Version, please take some time to go through the statement mentioned in Microsoft Connect

Note: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 RC/RTM uninstall tool will not uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Beta releases. To completely uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Beta releases, Go to Add/Remove programs and uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 core component corresponding to Visual Studio Edition installed on your computer. For example, If you installed Visual Studio 2008 Team System Beta2, you can uninstall “Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 – Team Suite”. This would uninstall Visual Studio 2008 Beta components that need to be uninstalled prior to installation of Visual Studio final release.

Refer Download section to get the tool and also take some time to go through REFERENCE


Comments (13)
  1. Daniel says:

    This is a fabulous tool that saved me a great deal of time when I had a hung install of VS 2008.

    Thanks so much for making this available.

  2. Ganesh Naik says:

    It worked on my desk … Thanks a lot joy…

  3. opmbn says:


  4. ajay says:

    i works great ……..awesome tool to uninstall lv

    s 2008

  5. Alex says:

    Amazing one of the best tool or clean up utility I have ever used. Good work Joy. You must be a gem for Microsoft

  6. Dilly Babu says:

    GREAT WORK!!!!!!!!!! and THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Lestat says:

    Is there a possibility to run this tool silently without ui?

  8. F2! says:

    Thanks for the utility. It saved me lot of time. But what do we do with the bunch of other SQL/redistributable installations it leaves back. Is it safe to remove them manually?

  9. CJ says:

    This is great, Thumbs up for the developer

  10. Vladimir says:

    It doesn't works, requires msdn_exp.msi

  11. Sj says:

    What are the silent parameters for executing the exe.. /Q does not work

  12. Mark says:

    Thank you so much. The problem I had was some of the registry entries had no permission. So I manually set each entry until 2008 was uninstalled. Now I can install it properly.

    Please make one for Visual Studio 2015

  13. Rajesh says:

    Awesome Tool… Its works great !!!!

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