If you decide to manually uninstall without using the tool, be sure to uninstall the .NET Framework 2.0 last.

Note: The tool will uninstall ALL pre-release Visual Studio 2005 editions such as Visual Studio Express, Visual Studio Team System, Professional and Standard edition.

Uninstalling Previous Versions of Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions

  1. Go to the Control Panel and launch Add/Remove Programs
  2. Remove "DMA Transport Update for VS 2005 Beta2" 
  3. Remove "Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition"
  4. Remove "Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Tools Express Edition"
  5. Remove "Microsoft SQL Native Client"
  6. Remove "Microsoft MSDN Express Library 2005 Beta"
  7. Remove all Microsoft Visual Studio Express Editions (such as Visual C# 2005 Express Edition Beta)
  8. Remove "Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Remote Debugger Light"
  9. Remove "Microsoft Visual J# .NET Redistributable 2.0 Beta Language Pack"  (This step is not needed if you have only the English Edition)
  10. Remove "Microsoft Visual J# .NET Redistributable Package 2.0 Beta"
  11. Remove "Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Beta Language Pack"  (This step is not needed if you have only the English Edition)
  12. Remove "Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Beta"

Uninstalling Previous Versions of Visual Studio 2005

  1. Go to the Control Panel and launch Add/Remove Programs
  2. Remove "DMA Transport Update for VS 2005 Beta2" 
  3. Remove "Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition"
  4. Remove "Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Tools Express Edition"
  5. Remove "Microsoft SQL Native Client"
  6. Remove "Microsoft Visual Studio 64bit Prerequisites Beta"
  7. Remove "Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office System 2005 Runtime Language Pack"  (This step is not needed if you have only the English Edition)
  8. Remove "Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office System 2005 Runtime Beta"
  9. Remove "Microsoft Device Emulator 1.0 Beta"
  10. Remove "Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 2.0 Beta"
  11. Remove "Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 1.0"
  12. Remove "Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional" or other related installs (such as Visual Studio Professional/Standard/Enterprise Architect/Team Suite, etc.)
  13. Remove "Microsoft Document Explorer 2005 Language Pack"  (This step is not needed if you have only the English Edition)
  14. Remove "Microsoft Document Explorer 2005"  (This step is needed for post-Beta2 builds)
  15. Remove "Microsoft SQL Mobile 2005 Development Tools"
  16. Remove "Microsoft 64-bit SDK"  (This step is only needed if Visual Studio is installed on a 64-bit machine)
  17. Remove "Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Remote Debugger (x64)"  (This step is only needed if Visual Studio is installed on a 64-bit machine)
  18. Remove "Microsoft MDAC 2.8 SP1"  (This step is needed only if you are running Windows 2000)
  19. Remove "Microsoft MSXML 6 SDK and Parser"
  20. Remove "Microsoft Visual J# .NET Redistributable 2.0 Beta Language Pack"  (This step is not needed if you have only the English Edition)
  21. Remove "Microsoft Visual J# Redistributable Package 2.0 Beta"
  22. Remove "Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Beta Language pack" (This step is not needed if you only have the English Edition)
  23. Remove "Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Beta"