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Uninstall Visual Studio 2008 + SDKs

Posted 07 November 2011 - 02:22 PM

Hi
I don't know if this is the right place to ask this but here it goes.
I installed Win7 x64 in 2009, more than a year and a half ago. Along with Windows and other apps I also installed VS 2008 Team System.Right now I'm thinking on moving to VS2010 but the thing is I have so many SDKs and updates and tools installed and I really don't want to s***w this up. It happened when I switched from 05 to 08 so I had to reinstall everything. I have about 130 MS apps installed and most of them are related to VS2008. One of the problems is that I don't know how many will be automatically removed by VS2008 uninstaller and how many will be left behind. So I was hoping anyone with a little more experience could give me some tips, not the usually MS forum/support KB style articles.
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Re: Uninstall Visual Studio 2008 + SDKs

Posted 07 November 2011 - 02:33 PM

I would assume if you have 130 apps for 2008, that means getting rid of those because you are installing 2010 is what you *WOULD* want to do! You know - tidy up, clean house, free up resources, and take inventory of what you don't need.

You have game studios 3.1 and also 4.0. Perhaps dropping 3.1 when you installed 4.0 would have been a good idea?

Or just install 2010 along side 2008... why would you need to uninstall the other?
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Re: Uninstall Visual Studio 2008 + SDKs

Posted 07 November 2011 - 02:52 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 07 November 2011 - 02:33 PM, said:

You know - tidy up, clean house, free up resources, and take inventory of what you don't need.

Usually that's what I do. I have basically the same configuration on my laptop and I cannot afford to waste space like that. But as I said, most of those apps I don't even remember installing. But I admit, I sometimes forget to uninstall things before updating.
Also, since I still use WinMobile SDK I was thinking on keeping both vs2008/2010 installed but as I said, don't have so much space on my laptop and VS2010 is a must.
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Re: Uninstall Visual Studio 2008 + SDKs

Posted 07 November 2011 - 02:57 PM

Well there's the white listing option - install 2010, and eye ball your list to see if any of those jump out at you, and install the latest and greatest. As time goes by if you are missing something refer to your list and install the latest as well.

That or get a bigger hard drive. Hell I have VB6, 2005, 2008, and 2010 on my pc right now.
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Re: Uninstall Visual Studio 2008 + SDKs

Posted 07 November 2011 - 02:58 PM

In all seriousness do you really use all of them? If it were me I would happily get rid of all of the ones that I don't use and just leave the most up to date versions.

Sure you may use most of them, but does it really take that long to reinstall just the ones that you use? Start fresh. Get ride of everything. Install VS 2010 and only the most recent SDK's. That way you know exactly what you use and you aren't wasting valuable space on your laptop with old, unused SDK's.
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Re: Uninstall Visual Studio 2008 + SDKs

Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:13 PM

That's the point. I don't use them all. But I don't check Programms section everytime I install something. For example, when I installed WebMatrix beta1 it also installed all the necessary components & dependencies. When I wanted to install beta2 I had to uninstall beta1 which I did. But it left behind lots of tools. Same thing happened when I installed the final version of WebMatrix. Is not that I left those there on purpose. I simply thought that checking Remove All checkbox inside the uninstall wizard WILL remove everything installed by the same installer, especially since it was a beta version.
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Re: Uninstall Visual Studio 2008 + SDKs

Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:19 PM

Awesome! Then everyone's in agreement - remove 2008, install 2010, and update as needed!
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Re: Uninstall Visual Studio 2008 + SDKs

Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:26 PM

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...I really don't want to s***w this up. It happened when I switched from 05 to 08 so I had to reinstall everything...

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...One of the problems is that I don't know how many will be automatically removed by VS2008 uninstaller and how many will be left behind....

So, the problem, is not what to do :D but HOW to do it SAFE.
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Re: Uninstall Visual Studio 2008 + SDKs

Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:35 PM

I thought that was established it was a tool by tool basis.... right? You found out that extra crap was being left behind even when you were removing them...


http://msdn.microsof...v=VS.90%29.aspx
http://msdn.microsof...v=vs.80%29.aspx
https://blogs.msdn.c...ally&GroupKeys=
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