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Windows 7: Microsoft Visual Studio: WHAT is its purpose?

10 Oct 2011   #1
famousken

Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 
Microsoft Visual Studio: WHAT is its purpose?

Now then, i am cleaning my Laptop for SPACE purposes and trying to find out things or files that i don't use. Microsot Visual Studio is a file that i don't know! and i think i am not using it? so, is it safe to uninstall these? I AM USING WINDOWS 7 HB 32BIT.



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10 Oct 2011   #2
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Microsoft visual studio is the IDE (Integrated development environment) for Microsoft .NET programming languages such as VB.NET and C#. I am surprised that it is on your PC unless you have installed it but having said that if you don't do any program development it is safe to uninstall.
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10 Oct 2011   #3
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Are you talking about an item you see listed in the Start menu or are you talking about something you see listed in Add/Remove Programs? There are Visual Studio files that are listed in Add/Remove Programs which are run-time modules that are required by other programs that were developed using Visual Studio. If you uninstall them, then other programs may stop working. If you see Visual Studio as a program listed in the Start Menu and it's something you don't want or use then you can safely uninstall it.
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10 Oct 2011   #4
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
Are you talking about an item you see listed in the Start menu or are you talking about something you see listed in Add/Remove Programs? There are Visual Studio files that are listed in Add/Remove Programs which are run-time modules that are required by other programs that were developed using Visual Studio. If you uninstall them, then other programs may stop working. If you see Visual Studio as a program listed in the Start Menu and it's something you don't want or use then you can safely uninstall it.
Good point.
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10 Oct 2011   #5
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by famousken View Post
Now then, i am cleaning my Laptop for SPACE purposes and trying to find out things or files that i don't use. Microsot Visual Studio is a file that i don't know! and i think i am not using it? so, is it safe to uninstall these? I AM USING WINDOWS 7 HB 32BIT.
Leave them alone.

You have installed or used a program which require one or more elements of Visual Studio.
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10 Oct 2011   #6
Corpsecrank

Win7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by famousken View Post
Now then, i am cleaning my Laptop for SPACE purposes and trying to find out things or files that i don't use. Microsot Visual Studio is a file that i don't know! and i think i am not using it? so, is it safe to uninstall these? I AM USING WINDOWS 7 HB 32BIT.
Leave them alone.

You have installed or used a program which require one or more elements of Visual Studio.
That is most likely the case. Unless you or someone who used your computer installed VS which you would probably remember. A lot of games and other software require visual studio files and that is probably what you see and they need to be there or it will break other stuff on your system.
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10 Oct 2011   #7
famousken

Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

it is labeled MICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO 8.
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10 Oct 2011   #8
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Microsoft Visual C++ 20xx Redistributable ≠ Microsoft Visual Studio 8.

I would say it is safe to uninstall the latter if you don't even know what it is.
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12 Oct 2011   #9
famousken

Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

man, can you give me programs / software that requires MICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO?
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12 Oct 2011   #10
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

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