sobota, 31 października 2009

How to uninstall Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1?

Few days ago, I decided to install vs 2010 beta 2. In order to do that, I had to uninstall vs 2010 beta 1 first.

After installing vs 2010 beta 1 there are many new applications in Add/Remove programs. Unfortunately, you cannot just choose vs 2010 beta 1 and uninstall all the applications. You have to manually uninstall all the components.

After first try, I ended up without ability to remove .NET Framework 4.0 Beta 1 and when I tried to start vs 2008 or vs 2005 I got error message saying that msvcr100.dll couldn't be found.
Cool, not only vs 2010 beta 1 was not fully uninstalled but also previous versions of visual studio stopped working.

After some searching I found this post: Uninstall Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1.
Well, it didn't work for me. However, it's quite interesting that you can find turorials how to uninstall vs 2010 beta 1 ;)
Here is mine. After reinstalling and trying to uninstall vs 2010 beta 1, I found out that following steps work for me:

  1. Uninstall TFS Object Model (This step is Visual Studio 2010 Team Suite only)
    From Add/Remove, uninstall Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010 Beta 1 Object Model
  2. Uninstall .NET Framework 4 Beta 1
    From Add/Remove, uninstall in this order:
    Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended Beta 1
    Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile Beta 1
  3. Uninstall Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1
    From Add/Remove, uninstall Visual Studio 2010
  4. Uninstall C++ 2010 Redistributable
    From Add/Remove, uninstall Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Beta 1 Redistributable

As you can see, steps are similar to steps from Scott Hanselman's tutorial, but the order is different.

If you struggle with uninstalling vs 2010 beta 1 maybe these steps will help you.

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