"Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Shell (Isolated)" Installed Program on Windows 7

Q

What is the installed program "Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Shell (Isolated)" on my Windows 7 computer? Why it is not visible in Control Panel?

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A

"Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Shell (Isolated)" is an installed program on Windows 7 system managed by Windows Installer.

You will not see "Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Shell (Isolated)" listed on "uninstall or change a program" in Control Panel, because it is flagged as a hidden system component in the registry (SystemComponent=1).

Information related to "Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Shell (Isolated)" installed program:

Name: Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Shell (Isolated)
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
Size: 180032 KB
Version: 14.0.23107
System Component: Yes
Identifying Number: {6CFDA13E-A348-315B-820A-603BBCBD7684}
Install Location: 
Install Source: C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{6CFDA13E-A348-315B-820A-603BBCBD7684}v14.0.23107\packages\vs_isoshellcore\
Install Date: 20171221
Local Package: C:\windows\Installer\5256e429.msi
Package Name: vs_isoshellcore.msi
Uninstall Command: MsiExec.exe /I{6CFDA13E-A348-315B-820A-603BBCBD7684}
Windows Installer: Yes

It is recommended to keep "Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Shell (Isolated)" as an installed program.

 

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