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    Uninstalling Visual Studio Pro 2010 and 2012

    Hi all
    Does anyone have a sure-fire method of uninstalling VS 2010 and 2012. I'm receiving all kinds of error messages referencing SQL Server, et al. Trying to use the control panel seems to leave an unheralded amount of digital detritus throughout my system. I'm not sure what I can safely uninstall. My hope is to remove all of this from my system, then do a clean install of 2013.
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    See if Visual Studio 2010 Uninstall Utility and How to force uninstall Visual Studio 2012 help.

    According to a post I read the functionality of the VS 2010 utility is incorporated into the "force" option for uninstalling VS 2012.

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    Thanks Joe

    The concept looks good for 2010, although the comments are a little disconcerting. I'll try it after I get an important project

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    2013 will happily coexist with 2010 and 2012. These are huge and complex installs. There are some SQL Server versions (SQL Server Expression edition, SQL Server localDb) that are installed during the Visual Studio installs. They probably require separate uninstallation, but I can't tell for sure, since I still have 2010 and 2012 installed - I added 2013 to a new laptop where 2012 was installed and I intended to keep these two installed for a while.
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    Part of the reason of my wanting to remove the older files is that I continually get errors when I try to compile Lightswitch. I spent a couple of days trying to track that down, without much luck. There are also some versioning issues between LightSwitch and SilverLight that cause the compile errors. My only solution was to do a clean install of VS. All in all, this seems pretty sloppy when you have different development centers trying to write apps for the same product...

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    I confess I don't really use Lightswitch. All I read point to Visual Studio 2012 and 2013 coexisting peacefully and I don't think Lightswitch was included with VS 2010.
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    LightSwitch first came out as a stand-alone in 2011. It was then incorporated in VS 2012
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