If you’ve any problems in uninstalling Visual Studio 201o from Add/Remove programs in XP or from Programs and Features in Windows 7, you can use Microsoft Visual Studio 201o uninstall utility to remove Visual Studio 2010 editions from your computer.
Microsoft Visual Studio 201o uninstall utility removes Visual studio and its supporting components by default, and does not remove components shared with other apps in your system.
How to Run Visual Studio 2010 uninstall Utility
The Visual Studio 2010 Uninstall Utility can be ran in 3 different modes:
Uninstalls all top level products of 2010 release and its supporting components. This mode does not remove Visual Studio components shared with previous product releases (e.g. Visual Studio 2008) or system level updates such as Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0.
Full (VS2010_Uninstall-RTM.ENU.exe /full)
Removes Visual Studio 2010 and supporting products, including components shared with previous versions of Visual Studio. Note: may break features of previous versions of Visual Studio installed on the machine. This option does not remove Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 from the machine.
Complete (VS2010_Uninstall-RTM.ENU.exe /full /netfx)
Removes entire set of Visual Studio 2010 and supporting products, including Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 and components shared with previous versions of Visual Studio. Note: may break features of previous versions of Visual Studio or other products taking dependency on Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0.