I know that the regular uninstall available through Windows 10 for installing and uninstalling programs leaves behind "bread crumbs" in both the C:\Users subdirectory and the registry. I had to do this for Visual Studio 2019 when I uninstalled it but I do not know the equivalent instructions for VS2012.
Does anyone know any specifics with regards to this?
C. T. Blankenship
What I have tried:
Doing a normal uninstall of VS2012. When I re-installed it wasn't "clean". I stored some options created during the original install. I need a clean slate when I install it again.
I also Googled and tried this:
Forcibly removing Visual Studio 2012.
1. Download the setup application you used to originally install Visual Studio 2012.
2. Open a command prompt.
3. Type in the full path to the setup application and pass the following command line switches: /uninstall /force.
4. Click the Uninstall button and follow the prompts.
It doesn't work ... :-(. I simply shows a dialog that documents all of the command line switches that can be passed to the .exe ... of which /uninstall /force is one.