Uninstall Visual Studio
This page walks you through uninstalling Visual Studio, our integrated suite of productivity tools for developers.
Find the Visual Studio Installer on your computer.
For example, on a computer running Windows 10 Anniversary Update, select Start and scroll to the letter V, where it is listed as Visual Studio Installer.
On some computers, the Visual Studio Installer might be listed under the letter "M" as the Microsoft Visual Studio Installer.
Alternatively, you can find the Visual Studio Installer in the following location:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\Installer\vs_installer.exe
Click to start the installer, click the icon, and then click Uninstall.
Click OK to confirm your choice.
If you change your mind later and want to reinstall Visual Studio 2017, start the Visual Studio Installer again, and then select Install from the selection screen.
Uninstall Visual Studio Installer
To completely remove all installations of Visual Studio 2017 as well as the Visual Studio Installer from your machine, uninstall it from Apps & Features.
- Open Apps & Features. For example, in Windows 10, select Start, and in the search bar, type Apps and Features.
- Find Microsoft Visual Studio 2017.
- Click Uninstall.
Sometimes, things can go wrong. If your Visual Studio installation fails, see the Troubleshooting Visual Studio 2017 installation and upgrade issues page. If none of the troubleshooting steps help, you can contact us by live chat for installation assistance (English only). For details, see the Visual Studio support page.
Here are a few more support options:
- You can report product issues to us via the Report a Problem tool that appears both in the Visual Studio Installer and in the Visual Studio IDE.
- You can share a product suggestion with us on UserVoice.
- You can track product issues in the Visual Studio Developer Community, and ask questions and find answers.
- You can also engage with us and other Visual Studio developers through our Visual Studio conversation in the Gitter community. (This option requires a GitHub account.)