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Stuck in Visual Studio 2015 install/uninstall hell

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  • A couple days ago, I installed the ASP.NET 5 RC1 - but I didn't upgrade my main project to ASP.NET 5, just left it at ASP.NET 4. Everything seemed to work reasonably well.

    Today, Visual Studio started crashing every time I loaded my solution. I couldn't get anywhere with it: it just crashed on loading. (Other projects seemed to work fine: it was on my main solution that it failed on.)

    So I decided to try uninstalling the ASP.NET 5 RC1. That seemed to happen successfully. But then it wouldn't load my web project - it failed with an error saying that it was incompatible with this version of Visual Studio.

    I couldn't figure out what to install to get it back to the right state, so I decided to try to uninstall VS2015 altogether. But running the vs_enterprise.exe /uninstall /force command fails with the error below:

    At this point, I can neither uninstall Visual Studio, nor install it. My solution won't open. I'm stuck. Any suggestions?


    • Edited by smithkl42 Tuesday, November 24, 2015 3:08 AM
    Tuesday, November 24, 2015 3:03 AM

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