WinFX extensions not removed by auto removal tool

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  • I would like to draw attention to the fact that the auto pre-release uninstall tool provided by Microsoft does not remove these products if they were installed on the client computer:

    • WinFX extensions for Visual Studio beta 1
    • WinFX SDK beta 1

    However it did remove WinFX runtime beta 1. This is highly inconsistent behaviour because,

    • The SDK is useless without the runtime.
    • WinFX extensions cannot be removed AFTER the auto uninstall tool has completed removing the other products as it fails with the message: "A network error occurred while accessing 'C:\WINDOWS\Installer\vsextwfx.msi' ". Trying to uninstall by running the original .msi file fails with the message that 'Visual Studio must be installed' for Installer to continue.

    Please fix these.

    Sushovan De
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    Tuesday, November 08, 2005 10:35 AM

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