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  • Hello, I got visual studio 2013 express for WinDesktop on my Win7. Before the install my PC said it had 110gb-112gb of space used(500gb HDD). After I installed VS it was 123gb used.

    Later on I uninstalled it and it only took it down to 119gb used. I didn't install anything else in between. I found a few VS12 and 2013 files after the uninstallation.

    How can I clean it up properly?



    Wednesday, February 18, 2015 3:17 AM


  • Hello David,

    The reason is Visual Studio installed some shared components which will not be uninstalled at that time. For details please check the following article:


    If you haven't uninstalled Visual Studio, please use this command when uninstall: /uninstall /force

    If you have already uninstall VS, please refer to the components list to remove those shared components.

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    • Marked as answer by Barry Wang Thursday, February 26, 2015 8:15 AM
    Thursday, February 19, 2015 1:50 AM