Uninstall Visual Studio 2017

This page walks you through uninstalling Visual Studio, our integrated suite of productivity tools for developers.


This topic applies to Visual Studio on Windows. For Visual Studio for Mac, see Uninstall Visual Studio for Mac.

  1. Find the Visual Studio Installer on your computer.

    For example, on a computer running Windows 10 Anniversary Update or later, select Start and scroll to the letter V, where it is listed as Visual Studio Installer.

    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

  2. Click to start the installer, click the Details icon icon, and then click Uninstall.

    Modifying Visual Studio 2017; Modify, Launch, Repair, or Uninstall

  3. Click OK to confirm your choice.

    Modifying Visual Studio 2017; Uninstall product

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.

  1. Open Apps & Features. For example, in Windows 10, select Start, and in the search bar, type Apps and Features.
  2. Find Microsoft Visual Studio 2017.
  3. Click Uninstall.

Get support

Sometimes, things can go wrong. If your Visual Studio installation fails, see Troubleshooting Visual Studio 2017 installation and upgrade issues for step-by-step guidance.

We also offer a live chat (English only) support option for installation-related issues.

Here are a few more support options:

See also