Not able to uninstall VS 2013 professional with update 3


I am trying to UNINSTALL VS - 2013 professional but I am not able to do so. Error I am getting is "Visual Studio Core features fatal error during installation"

When I check log file I get this message inside. after long list of text I find this somewhere in the log file

[11DC:14D4][2017-03-28T11:44:48]i000: MUX:  ExecuteError: Package (vs_professionalcore) failed: Error Message Id: 1305 ErrorMessage: Error 1305.Error reading from file C:\Windows\Microsoft.Net\assembly\GAC_MSIL\Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.CommandLine\v4.0_12.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a\Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.CommandLine.dll.  Verify that the file exists and that you can access it.
[13DC:1608][2017-03-28T11:46:08]e000: Error 0x80070643: Failed to uninstall MSI package.
[13DC:1608][2017-03-28T11:46:08]e000: Error 0x80070643: Failed to execute MSI package.

Kindly tell me how to fix it. I want to uninstall VS. Please help.

asked on Stack Overflow Mar 28, 2017 by Unbreakable • edited Mar 30, 2017 by Daniel A. White

1 Answer


To clean up and delete Preview, RC and final releases of Visual Studio 2013 and Visual Studio 2015, as well as early previews of Visual Studio 2017, you can have a try with the VisualStudioUninstall tool:

answered on Stack Overflow Mar 30, 2017 by Sara Liu - MSFT

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