Cannot uninstall nshader 1.0 if vs2008 is uninstalled first


I uninstalled visual studio 2008 and installed visual studio 2010. Then when I try to uninstall nshader 1.0 I have an error message saying that "NShader 1.0 requires Visual Studio 2008". I don't want to re-install visual studio 2008, just for uninstalling NShader 1.0. How do you check if visual studio 2008 is installed ? Is that a registry key ? I could add it, uninstall NShader 1.0 and then delete the registry key.
If not could you please let me know what to delete to completely get rid of nshader 1.0 (I'm on win 7 x64)

Thank you very much

Closed Jun 19, 2012 at 8:53 AM by


alexandre_mutel wrote Aug 11, 2010 at 10:25 AM

This is indeed a bug, sorry for the inconvenience.

The only workaround I can propose you is to manually remove NShader. To do this, you just have to :
  • Remove NShader folder in "Program files"
  • Remove the following folder registry (using regedit):
    • for 32bits : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall{24E159B3-9D95-48CC-8A29-C48EB4184487}
    • for 64bits : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall{24E159B3-9D95-48CC-8A29-C48EB4184487}