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Uninstall string problems

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I did some tries with uninstall strings but not very successful.

I tried to run an uninstall and to wait until it is finished to install after that another version/programm.

 Local $iPID = Run('"C:Program Files (x86)InstallShield Installation Information{ADC55813-F4DD-47AA-94F3-CA35E1447E26}setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0407  -removeonly')
 MsgBox(64, $ScriptName, "PID: " & $iPID)

When I run this, the msbox appears immediately and not after the uninstall is finished.

The uninstall string starts another installer it seems with another PID.

When I take a look in the taskmanager and search for the PID from the script return I don't find it.

How to handle this?

Any ideas?

Thank you.

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Same with Run or RunWait

Found this in the help from RunWait

Some programs will appear to return immediately even though they are still running; these programs spawn another process - you may be able to use the ProcessWaitClose() function to handle these cases.

Any ideas?

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

The uninstall string starts another installer it seems with another PID.

So, do you know the 2nd process name ?

You can also search for the child process with _WinAPI_EnumChildProcess

#include <Array.au3>
#include <WinAPIProc.au3>


Local $iPID = Run('"C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{ADC55813-F4DD-47AA-94F3-CA35E1447E26}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0407  -removeonly')
ProcessWaitClose($iPid)

Local $aData = _WinAPI_EnumChildProcess($iPId)

_ArrayDisplay($aData, '_WinAPI_EnumChildProcess')
Edited by jguinch

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