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Should I remove Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2012?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,428
United States Rank #4,189
Reach 0.1389%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.13 days
564.34 days >
Average installed length: 296.52 days


11.0.50727.26 28.84%
11.0.50727.1 71.16%

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Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2012


Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2012 is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 11.0.50727.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named vs_professional.exe. The setup package generally installs about 1 files and is usually about 6.67 MB (6,992,440 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 48% of users of Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2012 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\package cache\{e22a10a1-69ff-4ffa-889e-172c06c0abbd}
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{e22a10a1-69ff-4ffa-889e-172c06c0abbd}\vs_professional.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 6.67 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2012

Program executable:vs_professional.exe
Name:Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2012
Path:C:\ProgramData\package cache\{e22a10a1-69ff-4ffa-889e-172c06c0abbd}\vs_professional.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • vs_professional.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name '{c93c1c16-fd12-4b07-8926-2a4af46b6597}' which loads as "C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{c93c1c16-fd12-4b07-8926-2a4af46b6597}\vs_professional.exe" /burn.log.append "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\dd_vs_professional_20140701225634.log" ignored ignored /bur.

How do I remove Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2012?

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Or, you can uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2012 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2012, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2012.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.74%
Windows 8 41.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 21.18%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.54%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.54%
Windows 8.1 7.66%
Windows 8 Pro 7.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.24%
  United Kingdom 4.17%
  Germany 3.99%
  India 3.48%
  Canada 2.79%
  Taiwan 2.20%
  Sweden 1.69%
  Israel 1.65%
  Brazil 1.56%
  Italy 1.51%
  Netherlands 1.47%
  Australia 1.42%
  Poland 1.42%
  Japan 1.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.06%
Hewlett-Packard 23.52%
ASUS 12.81%
Acer 8.43%
Lenovo 6.65%
Samsung 5.27%
Toshiba 4.46%
Intel 2.43%
Alienware 1.54%
Apple 0.65%
MSI 0.65%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.25%
ASUS All Series 3.89%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.50%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.31%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.53%
Dell Inspiron 5520 2.53%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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