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I'm trying to remove the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x64). It says it's uninstalled when I try to remove it from Control Panel->Programs and Features, but the list item is still there, and if I try to remove it again, it brings up the prompt to install it.

How do I get rid of this program completely, or how can i install it correctly, because when I install Visual studio 2012 Ultimate, I get an error with this title "Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x64) package failed"

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If you are ok with just removing it from the add/remove list, you can delete the appropriate subkey, based on the value of the DisplayName, from this registry key:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

If you are running a 64bit version of windows you can also check this registry key as well

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

This is based on information from the Microsoft kb314481. It was written for XP SP3, but still applies to later versions of Windows.

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