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  • If anyone can help please?

    I am unable to uninstall Visual Studio 2015.

    I want to uninstall it, to reinstall and start from fresh, as I am having trouble installing any of the project packs. I continually receive this is the error:

    Community 2015 Setup blocked

    Correct the following problems: 1) Computer needs to be restarted. 2) close visual studio to reduce the change of a computer restart.

    Every time I do a restart I continue to get the same Setup Blocked issue.

    If you need anymore info to assist please let me know.

    Tuesday, December 29, 2015 7:57 AM


  • Hi Tug82,

    Thank you for posting in MSDN forum.

    From your description, I suspect maybe your VS install package is corrupted or missing, in this situation, if you want to uninstall, you need to use a healthy iso image to repair it first.

    Since you didn’t mention in which way you installed VS, web installer or iso image,
    To eliminate internet variables, I suggest that you download the ISO, verify the SHA-1 to ensure the ISO is not corrupt, then install locally.
    VS 2015 iso Microsoft official download link:
    VS 2015 iso files SHA-1 Values link:

    PS: To make sure whether your package is corrupted or not,
    please use FCIV.exe  to verify hash of the ISO.
    Any discrepancy would indicate that the file was corrupted. Here is a blog for how to use it, you can refer to it.

    After making sure that the iso is ok, you could use it to repair and then re-install.

    Besides, in order to narrow down the problems of VS setup, there are some tips about installing VS:
    1. Disable anti-virus or anti-spyware software.
    2. Check windows update.
    3. Clear %TEMP% folder.
    4. Run the installer as administrator.
    you should make sure you’ve followed these tips:
    If the above still doesn't help, I need you installation log file to troubleshoot this issue,
    please use to gather the installation logs. After using it, you will find from %temp% folder. Please upload the file to and share the link here

    Best Regards,
    Wen Xu 

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    Wednesday, December 30, 2015 9:05 AM