Pre-released Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Uninstall Tool

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This article describes how to uninstall pre-release versions of Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 if the typical uninstall process is unsuccessful.
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      For best results, install on a computer that has not had pre-release versions of Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 installed on it. If your computer has a pre-release version on it, follow the Uninstall Instructions below to uninstall these pre-release bits before installing the Microsoft .NET Framework CTP. You must remove them in the correct order to ensure a clean uninstall.

      If you have a pre-release version of SQL Server 2005, MSDN, Visual Studio 2005, or the .NET Framework, you must uninstall them by following VS pre-RTM Uninstall Instructions.
  • Supported Operating System

    Longhorn (Windows Code Name), Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows XP Service Pack 2

    • Uninstall Instructions Uninstalling Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 CTPs
      1. Go to the Control Panel and launch Add/Remove Programs
      2. Remove "Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0"

        NOTE: This step will automatically remove Windows Communication Foundation Beta 2 (aka Microsoft "Indigo" Beta 2), Windows Presentation Foundation Beta 2 (aka Microsoft "Avalon" Beta 2) and Windows Workflow Foundation.

      3. Remove "Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Beta 2 "
      Uninstalling WinFX Runtime Components Beta 1
      1. Go to the Control Panel and launch Add/Remove Programs
      2. Remove "Microsoft "Indigo" Beta 1"
      3. Remove "Microsoft "Avalon" Beta 1"
      4. Remove "WinFX Runtime Components Beta 1"
      5. Remove "Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Beta 2"

      If the manual uninstall instructions didn’t work for you, you can uninstall previous versions of Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 by running the auto-uninstall tool, from the Download link on this page. (Once the tool is lauched, accept the EULA, check "Uninstall Visual Studio Components" then press "Next" to start.)

      NOTE! In addition to Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 , the tool will uninstall ALL pre-release Visual Studio 2005 editions such as Visual Studio Express, Visual Studio Team System, Professional, and Standard edition.

      You may now begin installing the newer release of Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 or other products you wish to use. If you have problems, please visit the Windows Vista Development General and report your specific issue.
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