While installing Visual Studio 2008 final release, I see message to uninstall prerelease version of "Microsoft Windows Vista Client Headers and Libraries


Before I start with this post 


I’m assuming that you followed Visual Studio 2008 Beta2 uninstall instructions on http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2007/11/20/steps-to-uninstall-vs-2008-beta2-before-installing-the-vs-2008-final-release.aspx.


If not, then please visit link mentioned above to uninstall Visual Studio 2008 Beta2.


Ok, I come to the point now


While installing Visual Studio 2008 final release, you might see a message to uninstall prerelease version of  “Microsoft Windows Vista Client Headers and Libraries (6001.16533.121)”.


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However, this component might not appear in Add/Remove programs.


If you see this issue, following steps could help you out.


1. open a cmd window as an administrator.


2. Run following commands on the cmd window to uninstall “Microsoft Windows Vista Client Headers and Libraries (6001.16533.121)” & Microsoft Windows Vista Client Utilities for Win32 Development (6001.16533.121)


If you are using 32bit machine then follow these instructions:


 


– To uninstall Microsoft Windows Vista Client Headers and Libraries (6001.16533.121) run following command.


msiexec /x {07D7D276-46D2-42F5-BC90-0906C330746E}


 


-To uninsall Microsoft Windows Vista Client Utilities for Win32 Development (6001.16533.121) run following command


msiexec /x {930A590D-29F8-4554-8DC8-27B8A17DD637}


 


If you are using 64bit machine then follow these instructions:


 


-To uninstall Microsoft Windows Vista Client Headers and Libraries (6001.16533.121) run following command


msiexec /x {8B4D0612-3239-4272-9FB7-E23D4E0C6026}


 


– To uninstall Microsoft Windows Vista Client Utilities for Win32 Development (6001.16533.121) run following command


msiexec /x {41ECD11F-C317-4037-BB87-56FE144DB4A9}


 


Running MSIEXEC commands mentioned above report an error that it depends on procore_vs. and cancels the uninstall?


 


Delete the following Registry key and try uninstall again.


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\ProductReference\ReferencedProducts\07D7D27646D242F5BC900906C330746E


Note: This workaround is for a specific case and don’t delete registry key in any other case.


If you run into any problems with either installation or uninstall, please make sure to post in the Visual Studio 2008 Setup and Installation Forum on MSDN.


 


Hope this helps.


Varun 


 


 

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  4. Clinton Judy says:

    That worked great! Thanks for posting the solve.

  5. dustymac says:

    Mega thanks to you my friend for this solution.  You’ve been lifesaver…and will probably give me the first good night of sleep in a long time now that I’m successfully installing VS2008.

    Thank you very much for your help!