Uninstall Visual Studio

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

  1. 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.

    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.

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