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

Q

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

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A

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

You will not see "Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Shell (Minimum)" 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 (Minimum)" installed program:

Name: Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Shell (Minimum)
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
Size: 41543 KB
Version: 14.0.23107
System Component: Yes
Identifying Number: {030A6785-C3A9-37DA-8530-444C320629FA}
Install Location: 
Install Source: C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{030A6785-C3A9-37DA-8530-444C320629FA}v14.0.23107\packages\vs_minshellcore\
Install Date: 20171221
Local Package: C:\windows\Installer\5256e40e.msi
Package Name: vs_minshellcore.msi
Uninstall Command: MsiExec.exe /I{030A6785-C3A9-37DA-8530-444C320629FA}
Windows Installer: Yes

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

 

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