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Error uninstalling Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition


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When I attempted to uninstall "Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition - ENU" an error message come up and says: "The Windows Installer package: c:\program files\microsoft visual web developer 2005 express edition - enu\vs_setup.msi could not be opened.

Choose Retry to try again. Choose Cancel for exit setup."

"A problem has been encountered while loading the setup components. Canceling setup."
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Look at this MSDN Thread. Does this apply to your situation?
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Yes it is...I think. But there is nothing there saying how to resolve it :whistling:
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On the contrary - look again at posts #2 and #3. The poster registered the software, then was able to uninstall it.

If this doesn't really apply to you, please post back.

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Edited by LindaGail, 09 February 2007 - 01:19 PM.

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Hmm doesnt say where, or how to register it.
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From this MSDN link:

How do I register?* To register any Visual Studio Express Edition, simply run your Express Edition and click Help -> Register Product.

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The program won't open, it gave me a error message: "C:\Programs Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE\VWDExpress.exe"

"This application has failed to start because the application configuration is inncorect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem."
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Are you able to repair or reinstall?
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Also download the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility. It might help get it uninstalled.
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Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition - ENU is not an option in Windows Installer Cleanup Utility.
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So, the software won't open.

You can't get it to uninstall.

You can't get it to repair/reinstall.

Windows Uninstaller Cleanup doesn't list it.

Here are some additional posts regarding uninstalling:
http://forums.micros.......41&SiteID=1
http://forums.micros...p;GoButton= Go

If you can't find the answers at those links, please post back.
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Nope, none of them are specific. Like they do say how but I can't open it.
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Did you run the uninstall tool for Express Editions?
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Are you talking about the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility?
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Did you look at any of the links I provided....

From the first link in Post #11:
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