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Cleaning PC from leftovers after MS Visual Basic 2010 uninstall


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#1 rhino1366

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 02:42 AM

Hi.

I've recently tried out MS Visual Basic 2010 Express.

I've then decided to uninstall it. But, there are many leftover from this program.

It was installing alongside with 12 supportive applications, if not counting Silverlight.

Such software left (some removed): Microsoft Help Viewer 1.0, Microsoft .NET framework 4 Client Profile/Extended/Multi-Targeting Pack and upgraded version of Visual C++.

Tell me which apps I can remove safely... because I fear to remove some to not damage the PC. Example: clicking on uninstall Help Viewer says that some programs may run unstable after that.

Also, I wanna know if by installing Visual Basic 2010 I've accidently modified OS in any way.

Thanks a lot! :thumbup2:

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#2 noknojon

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 04:46 AM

Hi -
You should at least install M/soft Basic Visual Basic Controls from Here to have most programs operate normally -
These other programs are usually add-ons after XP SP3 -
Microsoft Help Viewer 1.0, Microsoft .NET framework 4 Client Profile/Extended/Multi-Targeting Pack and upgraded version of Visual C++.I can see no use for these , unless you are doing some advanced programming works - You can uninstall them from Add / Remove , or use HiJack This if you have it installed - There is a M/soft.Net Framework 4 , but it is not the one that you have listed -

Thank You -

#3 rhino1366

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 06:24 AM

noknojon,

Thank you for replying.

I've decided to keep Visual C++.

About .NET Framework 4 (3 items) - I can uninstall it without risk?

Main question of reply: Help Viewer 1.0 - when I try to uninstall it, it informs me that some programs might need it, and after uninstallation might work not so well.

Please help. :santa:

Edited by rhino1366, 31 December 2010 - 06:27 AM.


#4 PolaBar

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 07:59 AM

Main question of reply: Help Viewer 1.0 - when I try to uninstall it, it informs me that some programs might need it, and after uninstallation might work not so well.


The program that needs it is Visual Studio. You will get that warning when you try to uninstall a program that was installed as part of a package, even if you have already removed the rest of the package.

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 12:14 AM

Thnx. :santa:

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 12:28 AM

I think upgrading newer version wouild remove and clean old version.

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 09:42 PM

You should at least install M/soft Basic Visual Basic Controls from Here to have most programs operate normally

Those are VB6 programmes noknojon they won't hurt anything it will allow you to run VB apps if you have any.

I have MS Visual Basic 2010 Express installed as well as VB6 you can uninstall Visual Basic 2010 Express from Add/Remove you can uninstall Silverlight as thats installed by VB 2010. You can leave the .Net updates as they won't hurt that much other apps may need them. :wink:

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