Installing Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2

posted @ Sunday, April 17, 2005 5:11 PM

 

Earlier today I was installing Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 when it prompted me to remove a previous install of the .NET Framework 2.0. Specifically I needed to remove the following:

 

  • Microsoft .NET Framrwork 2.0 Beta 2
  • Microsoft Device Emulator Beta 2
  • Microsoft Visual J# .NET Redistributable Package 2.0 Beta

No problem, I went to Add/Remove programs and removed both the .NET Framework 2.0 Beta 2 and the Device Emulator Beta 2; however the Visual J# .NET Redistributable Package 2.0 Beta was not listed. I did a quick search and found it located in the following directory:

C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.40607\Microsoft Visual J# .NET Redistributable Package 2.0 Beta

I quickly found the associated .MSI package which I ran to perform the uninstall, it quickly prompted me to install the .NET Framework 2.0 Beta 2 before proceeding, then of course it exited. To work around this, simply pull up a command prompt, navigate to the above directory and run the following command which will allow you to remove the Visual J# .NET Redistributable Package 2.0 Beta:

msiexec /x jsredist.msi