Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Visual Studio installs too many dependencies, from SQL Data-Tier App Framework to Team Foundations Object Models and sync framework and a bunch of other SDKs that I never chose to install. The custom installation only allows me to choose from the programming languages.
How do I stop visual studio from installing all those dependencies? Are all of them actually necessary?

share|improve this question
    
You have near total control over what Visual Studio installs. If something is installed then the configuration choices you made mean Visual Studio requires it. – Ramhound Feb 2 '13 at 0:48
    
not really. in this case, for web development, visual studio would need more then 10 different versions of SQL Server while it should really just need one. Aslo Version Control gets installed automatically without me giving permission. – Darren Sadr Feb 2 '13 at 1:31

You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .