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Uninstalling Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1

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You may think, why is he uninstalling VS2010? Well, apart from proving that it works…And that it plays well with VS2008 I need to remove the pre-beta beta that I have installed.

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This is in fact the second time I have uninstalled VS2010 on this computer, and I had no problems last time, but the difference is that I will be installing a slightly different build 🙂 of Beta 1.

I am hoping that I do not have any problems, but my scenario is largely unsupported.

I have removed visual studio, but it probably left a few trainer that I will need to remove manually. The easiest way is to see what was installed in the last month and check it all… Gruelling I know, but what can you do…

There is a nice little feature in Vista when you are in the programs list that lets you filter the list… coz it can be realy big

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Here is he list of software I have installed in the last month:

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I have highlighted all of the 2010 bits and it at first seams like there are rather a lot of them, but as you go through the list (I will finish with the .NET 4.0 bits) you find that it is just a cleanup issue..

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So I then had some fun uninstalling .NET 4.0…

I know that this was unsupported, and that we were warned us not to do it, but we are developers and we like to push the big red buttons, but I installed the pre-beta beta on my production computer…

During the uninstall there was an infinite number of runtime errors.

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And after cancelling and rebooting received lots of .net 4.0 errors for all sorts of applications upon boot.

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The same thing happened during my second attempt at uninstalling. The plan now is to try a repair and then an uninstall…

Well, the repair failed, so I am going strait to installing from the new .NET 4.0 Beta 1 release and everything seams to be working ok so far. I realise that my computer will be in an unknown state afterwards, but I can always reinstall when I get the chance.

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And after a restart, no problems… Wohooo….

Now to VS2010… And if my infrastructure team get me my VPC there will be TFS fun as Well.

So the end result is that although I have not uninstalled .NET 4.0, I do have the latest version which is what I wanted…

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