"vs_minshellmsires" Installed Program on Windows 7

Q

What is the installed program "vs_minshellmsires" on my Windows 7 computer? Why it is not visible in Control Panel?

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A

"vs_minshellmsires" is an installed program on Windows 7 system managed by Windows Installer.

You will not see "vs_minshellmsires" 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 "vs_minshellmsires" installed program:

Name: vs_minshellmsires
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
Size: 152 KB
Version: 15.0.26228
System Component: Yes
Identifying Number: {A8B77523-13AB-46B9-B54F-5483E09668F9}
Install Location: 
Install Source: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\VisualStudio\Packages\Microsoft.VisualStudio.MinShell.Msi.Resources,version=15.0.26228.0,language=en-US\
Install Date: 20170728
Local Package: C:\windows\Installer\12cc518.msi
Package Name: Microsoft.VisualStudio.MinShell.Msi.Resources.msi
Uninstall Command: MsiExec.exe /I{A8B77523-13AB-46B9-B54F-5483E09668F9}
Windows Installer: Yes

It is recommended to keep "vs_minshellmsires" as an installed program.

 

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