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Command Line/Script to Remove/Uninstall Program that can only be removed from Add or Remove Programs

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Conan Kelly, May 14, 2010.

  1. Conan Kelly

    Conan Kelly Flightless Bird

    Hello all,

    I need to come up with a command line/script to uninstall a program that can
    only be removed from Add or Remove Programs.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction to
    websites/tutorials/walk-thru's.

    Thanks for any help anyone can provide,

    Conan Kelly



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    "Smokin' weed kills your brain cells. Drinkin' only screws up your
    liver...ya got 2 a those."
    - Earl Hickey (NBC's "My Name is Earl")


    If Milli Vanilli falls in the woods, does someone else make a sound?
     
  2. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "Conan Kelly" <CTBarbarinNOSPAM@msnNOSPAM.comNOSPAM> wrote in message
    news:ui3FfT58KHA.420@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Hello all,
    >
    > I need to come up with a command line/script to uninstall a program that
    > can only be removed from Add or Remove Programs.
    >
    > Can anyone point me in the right direction to
    > websites/tutorials/walk-thru's.
    >
    > Thanks for any help anyone can provide,
    >
    > Conan Kelly
    >
    >
    >
    > ---------------------------
    > "Smokin' weed kills your brain cells. Drinkin' only screws up your
    > liver...ya got 2 a those."
    > - Earl Hickey (NBC's "My Name is Earl")
    >
    >
    > If Milli Vanilli falls in the woods, does someone else make a sound?
    >


    I believe that you can remove programs by executing the data you will find
    against values called "UninstallString" in the registry. You will find them
    in HKLM. They can be quite complex, e.g. UninstallString=MsiExec.exe
    /I{D2DA04C5-5035-4CE1-8CA7-94FAF280E68B}. I have never tried the technique.
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    See the 'Security Update Deployment | Windows XP (all editions) | Removal
    Information' section of any Security Bulletin (e.g.,
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-030.mspx).

    If you need a bigger clue, see
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa372104(VS.85).aspx


    Conan Kelly wrote:
    > Hello all,
    >
    > I need to come up with a command line/script to uninstall a program that
    > can
    > only be removed from Add or Remove Programs.
    >
    > Can anyone point me in the right direction to
    > websites/tutorials/walk-thru's.
    >
    > Thanks for any help anyone can provide,
    >
    > Conan Kelly
    >
    >
    >
    > ---------------------------
    > "Smokin' weed kills your brain cells. Drinkin' only screws up your
    > liver...ya got 2 a those."
    > - Earl Hickey (NBC's "My Name is Earl")
    >
    >
    > If Milli Vanilli falls in the woods, does someone else make a sound?
     

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