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Article ID: 2710678 - Last Review: November 16, 2012 - Revision: 5.0

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This article applies to Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Beta releases. For information about how to uninstall Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2693272  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2693272/ ) How to uninstall Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview

If you want to install a newer build, you do not have to uninstall Visual Studio 11 Beta, because Visual Studio 11 will be upgraded to the newer version automatically.

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Manual removal

To manually remove a Visual Studio 11 Beta product, we recommend that you first uninstall the main product or products, such as Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Ultimate Beta. Then, uninstall any other supporting products that may be installed.

Note The order in which you uninstall products is important.

User-generated assets such as project files and custom settings are not removed or affected when you uninstall Visual Studio. To uninstall Visual Studio, follow these steps:
  1. In Control Panel, open the Programs and Features item (formerly known as Add or Remove Programs, or "ARP"). Or, follow these steps to open this item: 
    1. On the Start menu, click Run (Start + R).
    2. Type control appwiz.cpl, and then click OK or press Enter.
  2. Uninstall all the installed main products in the following list.

    Note The order in which you uninstall these products is important.

    Hint In Control Panel, you can search for "Microsoft Visual Studio 11" to filter the list of products to any that are listed here.

    1. Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Ultimate Beta
    2. Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Premium Beta
    3. Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Professional Beta
    4. Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Express Beta for Windows 8
    5. Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Express Beta for Web
  3. Uninstall the following support package if it is installed:
    Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview Pre-Clean Tool 

Optional shared products

Optionally, uninstall the following shared products that may be installed together with Visual Studio 11 Beta.

Note The order in which you uninstall these products is important.

Warning These packages may also be used by other products on the computer. These products include Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Studio 2008.

  1. Microsoft Silverlight 5 Beta SDK
  2. Microsoft Silverlight 4 SDK
  3. Microsoft Web Deploy dbSqlPackage Provider Nov 2011
  4. Microsoft Visual Studio 11 SharePoint Developer Tools Beta enu Language Pack
  5. Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools, RC0 - enu
  6. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Management Objects RC0 (x64)
  7. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Management Objects RC0
  8. Microsoft System CLR Types for SQL Server 2012 RC0 (x64)
  9. Microsoft System CLR Types for SQL Server 2012 RC0
  10. Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0 SP1 ENU CTP1
  11. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB RC0
  12. Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools Build Utilities Mar 2012
  13. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Transact-SQL Language Service RC0
  14. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Command Line Utilities RC0
  15. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Native Client RC0
  16. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Data-Tier App Framework
  17. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Transact-SQL Compiler Service RC0
  18. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Transact-SQL ScriptDom RC0
  19. Prerequisites for SSDT RC0
  20. Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x64)
  21. Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x86)
  22. Microsoft ASP.NET MVC 3
  23. Microsoft ASP.NET Web Pages
  24. WCF RIA Services V1.0 SP2
  25. Microsoft Web Platform Installer 4.0
  26. IIS 7.5 Express
  27. Microsoft Web Deploy 3.0
  28. The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Developer Beta Multi-Targeting Pack
  29. The Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Multi-Targeting Pack

If you have the Visual Studio 11 Beta Updates installed, you will also have to click View Installed Updates on the side panel of the Programs and Features item in Control Panel and then remove the following item. You may also uninstall any other items under the Microsoft Visual Studio 11 group in Installed Updates.
Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Beta Updates (KB2677574)

For Visual Studio 11 Beta, the following packages have to be removed by using a command prompt. To start a command prompt, follow these steps:

  1. On the Start menu, click Run (Start + R).
  2. Type cmd.exe, and then click OK or press Enter.
At the command prompt, type the following one-line command:
start /wait msiexec.exe /x {1FE5F23D-88B8-40B4-9B6B-2F84F3808BDC} DSTDIR="%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0"

Important system updates that we do not recommend for removal

Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Beta may also install the following important system updates. We recommend that you leave these updates installed on your system. Some of these updates may appear in Installed Updates. (Installed Updates is a link in the Windows navigation menu.)

Warning These packages may also be used by other products on the computer. These products include Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2008, and any products that you or another developer built by using either of those products.
  • Microsoft Silverlight
  • The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Beta
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.4148
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.6161
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.4148
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.6161
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x64)
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x86)
Note If you find that one or more products stop functioning after you uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Beta, you should repair those products.

Applies to
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Beta
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