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I want to free a Visual Studio 2010 Professional license, so my company can use it on another computer, by removing it from "Add/Remove Programs". But I fear it can damage my Ultimate installation. What is the safest way of doing that?

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Its not possible to have two versions of VS2010 installed. The simplest solution is to just repair the installation of VS2010 Ultimate if it causes a problem. –  Ramhound Feb 4 '13 at 12:00
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@Ramhound yes it is possible. –  kinokijuf Feb 4 '13 at 12:07
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@Ramhound experience proves otherwise –  Jader Dias Feb 4 '13 at 12:28
    
@user193426 - Considering both use the same installation directory by default I don't see how its possible. I still say just fix the installation to VS 2010 Ultimate. –  Ramhound Feb 4 '13 at 12:33
    
I had Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate installed and working. I installed Visual Studios 2012 Professional, and it appears that it installed a set of things Pro uses in place of certain Ultimate features (couldn't tell you what they were). That said, when I run Visual Studio, it runs the Ultimate edition. I don't know how (and think it's not possible) to run the lesser edition. But they do install just fine. –  David Schwartz Aug 14 at 20:28

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Visual Studio does not use activation, so you would be fine with having both versions inatalled.

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Sorry, what kind of activation are you talking about, and what it does have to do with the licensing management? –  Jader Dias Feb 4 '13 at 12:28
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uninstalling Professional worked fine, apparently Ultimate wasn't affected –  Jader Dias Feb 4 '13 at 12:41

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