"vs_tipsmsi" Installed Program on Windows 7

Q

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

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A

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

You will not see "vs_tipsmsi" 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_tipsmsi" installed program:

Name: vs_tipsmsi
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
Size: 42 KB
Version: 15.0.26208
System Component: Yes
Identifying Number: {A32A9CF6-E7AA-48B8-A3D3-50C157E69F53}
Install Location: 
Install Source: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\VisualStudio\Packages\Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.TP.Legacy.Tips.Msi,version=15.0.26208.0\
Install Date: 20170728
Local Package: C:\windows\Installer\171900b.msi
Package Name: Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.TP.Legacy.Tips.Msi.msi
Uninstall Command: MsiExec.exe /I{A32A9CF6-E7AA-48B8-A3D3-50C157E69F53}
Windows Installer: Yes

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

 

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