How to completely uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2017

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Do you have problems when you try to remove Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2017 from your PC?
If you are looking for an effective way to uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2017 this guide will help you to accomplish that!
Just follow the simple instructions, and you will uninstall the program in no time.

What usually makes people to uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2017

It seems that there are many users who have difficulty uninstalling programs like Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2017 from their systems. Some experience issues during uninstallation, whereas other encounter problems after the program is removed.

These are the main reasons why Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2017 is uninstalled by users:

  • The program is not compatible with other installed applications.
  • The program crashes or hangs periodically/frequently.
  • The program is not as good as the user expected.
  • The program is being re-installed (uninstalled and installed again afterwards).
  • The program is regarded by the user and/or some websites as a potentially malicious.
  • The program is not listed in the Windows Settings or Control Panel.
  • After removing the program, some of its related processes still run on the computer.
  • Some traces of the program can still can be found on the computer.
  • Removing process running for a long time and does not come to the end.

Possible problems that can arise during uninstallation of Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2017

  • The program’s built-in uninstaller does not start or does not operate properly.
  • A file required for the uninstallation to complete could not be run.
  • Due to an error, not all of the files were successfully uninstalled.
  • Another process is preventing the program from being uninstalled.

There could be other causes why users may not be able to uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2017. An incomplete uninstallation of a program may cause problems, which is why thorough removal of programs is recommended.

How to uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2017 completely


Method 1: Uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2017 with a third-party uninstaller.

  • 1

    Download and install Revo Uninstaller Pro - 30 days fully functional trial version

  • 2

    Start Revo Uninstaller Pro and open the module "Logs Database"

    screenshot of logs database
  • 3

    In the Search field type "Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2017" and you will see all logs of "Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2017" in the database compatible with your Windows Version.

  • 4

    Select the appropriate log by version from the list and press the "Uninstall" button from the toolbar

    screenshot of logs uninstall
  • 5

    You will see few popping up windows showing the download and import of the log to your Revo Uninstaller Pro and then the main Uninstall dialog that shows the progress of the uninstall of Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2017.

Method 2: Uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2017 via Apps and Features/Programs and Features.

  • 1

    Open the Start Menu and type Apps and Features

    screenshot of apps and features
  • 2

    Look for Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2017 in the list and click on it. The next step is to click on uninstall, so you can initiate the uninstallation.

    screenshot of apps and features

Method 3: Uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2017 with its uninstaller.exe.

Most of the computer programs have uninstall.exe or uninst000.exe in their installation folders. You need to execute these files in order to start the uninstallation process. Here are the steps:

  • 1

    Go to the installation folder of Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2017. Most of the times it is located in C:\Programs files or C:\Program files(x86)

  • 2

    Locate uninstall.exe or uninst000.exe

    screenshot of uninstall.exe
  • 3

    Double click the file to start the uninstallation process.

Method 4: Uninstall String with Run

  • 1

    Hold the Windows + R keys to open the Run command.

    screenshot of run command
  • 2

    this uninstallation string
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\Installer\vs_installer.exe" uninstall --installPath "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Professional"

    and paste it in the Run command window and click OK.

  • 3

    Follow the instructions to complete the uninstallation.

Available logs

Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2017 15.5 on Windows 7 64-bit

Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2017 15.5 on Windows 8.1 64-bit

Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2017 15.5 on Windows 8.1 32-bit

Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2017 15.5 on Windows 10 64-bit

Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2017 15.5 on Windows 10 32-bit

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