Visual Studio Uninstallation sometimes can be unreliable and often leave out a lot of unwanted artifacts. Visual Studio Uninstaller is designed to thoroughly and reliably remove these unwanted artifacts.
This executable is designed to clean up and delete Preview, RC and final releases of Visual Studio 2013 and Visual Studio 2015. It is designed to be used as a final resort to clean up a system of remaining artifacts from a non-successful installation, instead of having to reimage the machine.
WARNING: running this application may stop earlier remaining installations of Visual Studio 2012 and earlier from working, because Visual Studio 2012 and below share MSI upgrade code with Visual Studio 2013 and above.
This app finds and uninstall every Preview/RC/RTM release of Visual Studio 2013 and 2015. It will first execute uninstall command on the bundle, and then it will uninstall any stale MSIs. The application contains a master list of Bundle IDs and upgrade codes for every MSI ever chained in by Visual Studio 2013-2015. It will not uninstall MSU or MSIs that marked as ReallyPermanent.
Our goal is to provide a way to thoroughly and reliably remove Visual Studio. This program first attempts to force uninstall Visual Studio from top down, and then remove any remaining MSIs and MSUs. This program will work on any BURN based Visual Studio; that means this program is only capable of removing Visual Studio 2012 - 2015.
How to debug Total Uninstaller remotely?
IMPORTANT: Do not run this on your development machine without setting the
DoNotExecuteProcessflag. This will prevent the application from uninstalling the very development environment you are working from.
To get the most out of the debug experience, I recommend the following:
Using Total Uninstall:
Please file an issue request as necessary.
These are general guidelines for source code within this solution:
Please follow these coding standards: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/Ff926074.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396