WinFS Beta 1 Refresh now available


MSDN subscribers can now download our Beta 1 Refresh release. This release contains the same functionality of our original Beta 1 release and runs on the final release of the .NET Framework 2.0 . Before installing the refresh, make sure you uninstall your previous WinFS install along with any Beta releases of Microsoft Visual Studio and the .NET Framework 2.0.


There’s also a handy tool that uninstalls all the VS products for you.


Author: Vijay Bangaru

Comments (8)

  1. Mat Steeples says:

    Any news as to whether this will be supported on 2003 yet?

  2. Andy Maggs says:

    Why is this only available to MSDN subscribers? I am sure the version released for beta 2 of FX2/VS 2005 was available to anyone who was interested?

  3. n4cer says:

    That version was only available to MSDN subscribers (and probably PDC attendees) as well.

  4. xyz says:

    How can I uninstall WinFS?

    After I had installed original WinFS Beta1, it does not show up either in "Windows Components", or in "Change or Remove Programs".

    I reinstalled WinFS Beta1 Refresh (with no complaints), but it did not help either. You just can’t get rid of it.

    WinFS itself works, but I see no way to uninstall it.

    Any ideas?

  5. Reggie says:

    But does it run on Win 2003 x64?

  6. Vijay Bangaru says:

    >> How can I uninstall WinFS?

    You can uninstall from Add/Remove Programs (specifically "Change or Remove Programs"). Look from the entry with "Microsoft WinFS" in the title.

  7. Vijay Bangaru says:

    >> Any news as to whether this will be supported on 2003 yet?

    >> But does it run on Win 2003 x64?

    There are no plans to re-release Beta 1 on 64 bit. We’re actively evaluating which platforms will be supported for Beta 2.

  8. krzh says:

    On my system it is SLOOOOW.

    It uses about 20% of my CPU.