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Uninstalling Visual Studio Components

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  • Hi,

    I have recently installed visual studio 2015 community edition, and I have check (choose to install) all the available components (like development for android/ios ... etc.); the program took more than 40GB of my hard drive. I now realized I don't need most of those components, and I want to ask if there is an easy way to uninstall specific components that I don't use, in order to reduce the size occupied by VS, without uninstalling the whole thing?

    Sunday, May 08, 2016 2:52 AM

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  • Hi mjz_inter,

    To solve your problem go with these steps:

    1. Control Panel -> All Control Panel Items -> Programs and Features

    2. Find Microsoft Visual Studio Community -> Change -> Modify

    3. Uncheck all components that you don't want to use -> Update

    4. Wait couple of minutes for Visual Studio Setup to finish, you can restart you PC and you are good to go!

    Hope this was helpful for you..

    Best regards!


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    Sunday, May 08, 2016 3:48 PM

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  • Hi,

    You can select some features to be uninstalled, after you have installed Visual Studio 2015.

    If you've installed VS 2015 via an ISO file, please "mount" it (into a virtual optical drive).
    If you've installed VS 2015 via a DVD media, please set it on your optical drive.
    And execute an exe file and then uncheck some features you want to uninstall. 

    Below is my case (ISO file, VS 2015 Professional with Updates, Japanese version)
        

        

    I hope this would be helpful.

    Regards.
    Sunday, May 08, 2016 5:14 AM
  • Hi mjz_inter,

    To solve your problem go with these steps:

    1. Control Panel -> All Control Panel Items -> Programs and Features

    2. Find Microsoft Visual Studio Community -> Change -> Modify

    3. Uncheck all components that you don't want to use -> Update

    4. Wait couple of minutes for Visual Studio Setup to finish, you can restart you PC and you are good to go!

    Hope this was helpful for you..

    Best regards!


    (If this was helpful for you, vote for it and propose it as an answer)


    Sunday, May 08, 2016 3:48 PM
  • Thank you, that was helpful.
    Monday, May 09, 2016 8:29 AM