Uninstalling VS2012 Update 2 and repair of VS results in ATL files missing. - by jschroedl

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ID 785396 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 7
Opened 4/23/2013 8:02:17 AM
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According to this bug, the MS recommendation is to uninstall Update 2 so C++/CLI devs can debug again.


After uninstalling Update 2 and Repairing VS 2012, I am left with missing ATL header and library files and cannot get them back.
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Posted by Microsoft on 4/29/2014 at 12:29 PM
Thank you for reporting this issue. This issue has been fixed in Visual Studio 2013. You can install a trial version of Visual Studio 2013 with the fix from: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9832436
Posted by Microsoft on 4/25/2013 at 10:44 AM
The issue is caused by certain registry keys that do not get removed during uninstall.

Open regedit.exe as an administrator
Search for "PaddedVersion"
Note: Path will include "Wow6432Node" on a 64bit OS

Verify that parent key path is HKLM\SOFTWARE\[Wow6432Node\]Microsoft\VisualStudio\11.0\VC\Libraries

Select and delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\[Wow6432Node\]Microsoft\VisualStudio\11.0\VC\Libraries (deletes all subkeys)

I don’t recommend using the command line reg.exe to delete these because it usually won’t.

Repair or reinstall Visual Studio
Posted by Microsoft on 4/24/2013 at 1:04 AM
Thank you for submitting feedback on Visual Studio and .NET Framework. Your issue has been routed to the appropriate VS development team for investigation. We will contact you if we require any additional information.
Posted by Microsoft on 4/23/2013 at 8:54 AM
Thank you for your feedback, we are currently reviewing the issue you have submitted. If this issue is urgent, please contact support directly(http://support.microsoft.com)