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I cannot uninstall Visual Web Developer 2010 Beta 2. When I was trying to uninstall the first time, the power went off to my machine and screwed up the Beta 2 installation. I cannot find a Visual Web Developer 2010 Beta 2 download on the Microsoft website any longer to repair the Beta 2 installation. How can I get VWD 2010 Beta 2 off of my system so I can install the new release?

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I am having a nice little excercise at Microsoft trying to get this solved if anyone wants to follow it. social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/Vsexpressinstall/thread/… –  Sprinter Apr 20 '10 at 7:07
    
Here is a link to another person with the same issue: connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/550848/… –  Sprinter Apr 20 '10 at 19:11

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Well, after weeks of waiting, Microsoft finally came through via Scott Hanselman and Aaron Stebner. Below is a link to Beta 2 versions of the software that would not uninstall correctly for me:

You can reinstall Microsoft Express Beta 2 software via the link above and then properly uninstall the software to use the new Microsoft Express Editions.

It's sad that I had to answer my own question here, but that is the case.

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Link above does not work. I think, because of beta 2 expiration on Jun 30 2010. I've searched string 'Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Express Beta 2 - ENU' in registry and found key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\F103BA167E2A518329D6F1EE30551247\InstallProperties There was a subkey UninstallString, which was 'MsiExec.exe /X{61AB301F-A2E7-3815-926D-1FEE03552174}' for me. I ran this command line from VC Beta2 directory and uninstall was successful.

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