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Uninstalling Build tools for visual studio C++
« on: 06 April, 2021, 06:29:39 pm »
In order to talk to the 3D printer I have installed Octoprint which is a "snappy web interface for your 3D printer" designed for use on a RaspberryPi(?).  To install it onto Windows it is necessary to install Python, Git and OctoPrint.

Also it is necessary to Download & Install Build tools for Visual studio 3.0k. To compile Python extensions, this is required and it is needed to install some dependencies of OctoPrint.
Install “C++ build tools” and ensure the latest versions of “MSVCv142 - VS 2019 C++ x64/x86 build tools” and “Windows 10 SDK” are checked in the configuration. [see link]

I've done all this and it works!!!

Now I would like to uninstall Build tools purely because it is a large install (6G or so) and I am running out of HDD space.  Having done its thing is it still being used or can I get rid of it?

Thanks



https://community.octoprint.org/t/setting-up-octoprint-on-windows/383

Re: Uninstalling Build tools for visual studio C++
« Reply #1 on: 06 April, 2021, 08:13:36 pm »
You could try it, and install it again if it errors

Re: Uninstalling Build tools for visual studio C++
« Reply #2 on: 10 April, 2021, 05:00:55 pm »
Uninstalled everything that had been installed at that time and Octoprint carried on working but Sketchup stopped.  Repaired it and it seems OK now.