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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:


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


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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