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How to uninstall visual studio 2019?

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I would like uninstall visual studio 2017 enterprise from my window surface pro. after that i would like to install visual studio 2017 community. just wanted to ask the following,

  • is it going to be just uninstall the current version of vs from programmes and installing the new version.
  • is there any potential issue i need to be aware off?

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Please, read the documentation:

is it going to be just uninstall the current version of vs from programmes and installing the new version.

Yes, uninstall Enterprise Edition and install Community. Or do it vice-verse.

BTW, you should run Visual Studio Installer, not Programs and Features to manage your VS2017 installations.

As far as I know, you do not need to uninstall the VS enterprise 2017 in your scenario. For VS 2017, we can keep different versions on the same computer. Please check this: https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/news/releasenotes/vs2017-relnotes#whats-new-in-visual-studio-2017 and find the following information:

Visual Studio Enterprise and Community (among other products) can now be installed side-by-side on the same computer. To make identifying these installations simpler, you can specify a short name or "nickname". For example, if you were to install Visual Studio Enterprise, and then install Community, both would appear the same on the start menu. You can give the second one a nickname like "community", and the start menu items will appear with names such as "Visual Studio 2017 (community)" and "Developer Command Prompt for Visual Studio 2017 (community)".

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