If you have installed previous versions of Visual Studio 2005, such as Beta 1 or Community Technical Preview (CTP) builds, the following steps must be followed in order to uninstall the pre-Beta 2 components before installing Visual Studio 2005 Beta2. Be sure to uninstall Framework last.

 

1.       Go to the Control Panel and launch Add/Remove Programs

2.       Remove "Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition"

3.       Remove "Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Tools Express Edition"

4.       Remove "Microsoft SQL Native Client"

5.       Remove "Microsoft MSDN Express Library 2005 Beta"

6.       Remove all Microsoft Visual Studio Express Editions (such as Visual C# 2005 Express Edition Beta)

7.       Remove "Microsoft Visual J# .NET Redistributable 2.0 Beta Japanese (Or other language) Language Pack. // This step is not needed if you only have the English Edition. This step is needed for localized Product. E.g. Japanese Express Edition

8.       Remove "Microsoft Visual J# .NET Redistributable Package 2.0 Beta"

9.       Remove "Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Beta - Japanese (Or other language) Language pack.  // This step is not needed if you only have the English Edition. This step is needed for localized Product. E.g. Japanese Express Edition

10.   Remove "Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Beta"

You may now begin installing Beta 2 of the Express product or products you wish to use. If you have problems, please visit the Visual Studio Express Forum and report your specific issue