Uninstalling TFS Power Tools on Vista

So there is a huge problem with uninstalling the TFS Power Tools if you have them installed on Windows Vista.  This becomes particularly a problem when you want to upgrade the TFS Power Tools (which I was trying to do to the version just released a few weeks ago.)

If you try to uninstall the regular way, you get all sorts of errors like:

Error 1722. There is a problem with this windows Installer package. A program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected. Contact your...

Seriously - it sucks.  I even got fed up and finally decided to rebuild my machine at work (this particular uninstall experience wasn't the only reason for rebuilding my work laptop but definitely was the tipping point!) :)

Anyhow, just to save you a lot of problems, open up a command prompt as an Administrator and run:

msiexec /x {C802488F-CB5F-48BE-BBD2-0C0F9E290E63}

Click "Yes" to the next prompt and you should have a clean uninstall!


Ed B.

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