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You can use Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Uninstall Utility to remove the following products of Visual Studio 2010 release from your computer:
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Premium
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Shell (Isolated)
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Shell (Integrated)
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 SDK
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Team Explorer
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Express
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Express
  • Microsoft Visual C# 2010 Express
  • Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2010 Express
  • Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Test Agent 2010
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Test Controller 2010
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Lab Agent 2010
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Test Professional 2010

Note: Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Uninstall Utility will uninstall only English versions of the Visual Studio 2010 release. It will not remove pre-release versions of Visual Studio 2010 or older releases of the product. For more information about uninstalling other versions of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, please visit

Running the uninstall tool

The Visual Studio 2010 Uninstall Utility can be ran in 3 different modes:

Default (VS2010_Uninstall-RTM.ENU.exe)
Uninstalls all top level products of 2010 release and its supporting components. This mode does not remove Visual Studio components shared with previous product releases (e.g. Visual Studio 2008) or system level updates such as Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0.

Full (VS2010_Uninstall-RTM.ENU.exe /full)
Removes Visual Studio 2010 and supporting products, including components shared with previous versions of Visual Studio. Note: may break features of previous versions of Visual Studio installed on the machine. This option does not remove Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 from the machine.

Complete (VS2010_Uninstall-RTM.ENU.exe /full /netfx)
Removes entire set of Visual Studio 2010 and supporting products, including Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 and components shared with previous versions of Visual Studio. Note: may break features of previous versions of Visual Studio or other products taking dependency on Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0.
Last edited May 6 2010 at 6:34 PM  by timch, version 3
MRi wrote  Jan 5 2012 at 3:23 PM  
If VS-2020 SP1 is installed the uninstaller will not remove all files. You should first remove SP1 and than use the uninstaller!

MrYossu wrote  Feb 5 2012 at 12:32 PM  
WARNING: This will NOT completely uninstall VS2010, despite what it claims. It will leave hundreds of registry entries, and a large folder hierarchy of VS-related stuff in the Program Files (x86) folder, as well as some items in the Uninstall part of the Control Panel.

Why can't MS provide something that will actually uninstall what it installed? My VS installation was hosed by a buggy Silverlight update, and I can't clean my PC from VS to do a clean install. This is totally unacceptable.

g33k wrote  Mar 23 2012 at 7:46 PM  
This is unbelievable! Microsoft, get your shit straight!

needHELP wrote  Mar 24 2012 at 11:53 AM  
As my friend ^ said, this is unbelievable!! Come on, I just install VS 11 beta and hundreds of programs are installed with this, WTF!!!

And if this was not enought you don't provide an uninstaller to COMPLETELY REMOVE this program.

reichel wrote  Apr 28 2012 at 10:05 AM  
Yes ... true I try to run this software with /full /netfx because I could not install SP1 for visual (still crash). It finish with result uninstall" but when I run (restart) i still try to uninstall visual studio. When I try to install eg VS Express C# 10 installation crash (start in loop visual during installation and crash).

Only two solution do not use VS10 or reinstall system (choose first)

thej3000 wrote  May 27 2012 at 4:44 AM  
WOW, and here I thought I was all alone in simply just getting a STABLE vs2010. Now heres my predicament. I install vs2008 and vs2010 and there was harmony for 2 days or so. A beautiful thing. THEN after a couple of third party extensions and vs fine tuning we have the dreaded 3 options.
1- Check online for a solution, which yaild sh****t.
2- restart programm - for an endless charade
3- debug solution .... no thanks deadlines. but wait deadlines pay rent ( WinDD kits and asprin)
I mean I agree gentlemen. WTF r these silicon valley boyz (& girls ) sipping on. Y release a product you cant get rid of. I smell brick squad monoply.
very disappointing ms. very f-ing disappointing. Ubuntu

Vinsens wrote  Jul 13 2013 at 1:24 AM  
yeah its true, many files is not remove
I dont know why microsoft cant clear their software on their OS self

ktarrant wrote  Jul 30 2013 at 6:43 PM  
Literally just spent my whole day at work screwing with VS2010 because both Microsoft's software and OS are completely bloated, finicky, and poorly designed pieces of shit. Now when I want to do a full uninstall it doesn't work because MS can't get that right either. So I have to go hunting around the 1,000 places VS2010 hides all it's little configuration crap, and I have to fuck with the registry just to take out the garbage. /rant

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