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Im unable to run this. please help me out. command prompt opens but the content within {} doesnt get typed. :( 

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Run("cmd.exe")
WinWaitActive("Administrator: C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe", "", 1)

Send ('msiexec /x {9CB3A036-0B7E-49B7-A60B-291E245CA6B2}')

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Why don't you just use the Run (ShellExecute in this case) command to run the MSI instead of using Send? Send is usually the last thing to try to automate something.


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26 minutes ago, BrewManNH said:

Why don't you just use the Run (ShellExecute in this case) command to run the MSI instead of using Send? Send is usually the last thing to try to automate something.

how to do that?

could you please help me out?

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Dog eat your help file? 😁

Open the help file, look for ShellExecute, look at the examples given, work out how to code your requirement. That's how this programming stuff works.


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Posted (edited)

it's easier to look it up in the registry for the uninstall string and execute that

64 bit

\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

 

32 bit

\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

 

those are where your GUID will be found, depending upon what bitness it is, 32 or 64. under the matching GUID you will find UninstallString--that string is what you what to ShellExecute as administrator

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Moved to the appropriate forum.

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Some additional methods:

;~ Run Uninstall Silently
Run("msiexec.exe /x {9CB3A036-0B7E-49B7-A60B-291E245CA6B2} /qn /norestart")
;~ Or RunWait Uninstall Silently
RunWait("msiexec.exe /x {9CB3A036-0B7E-49B7-A60B-291E245CA6B2} /qn /norestart")
;~ Or Check and Run 32-bit UninstallString Key Silently
Local $sUninstallString = RegRead("HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{9CB3A036-0B7E-49B7-A60B-291E245CA6B2}", "UninstallString")
If Not @error >= 1 Then RunWait($sUninstallString & " /qn /norestart")
;~ Or Check and Run 64-bit UninstallString Key Silently
Local $sUninstallString = RegRead("HKLM64\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{9CB3A036-0B7E-49B7-A60B-291E245CA6B2}", "UninstallString")
If Not @error >= 1 Then RunWait($sUninstallString & " /qn /norestart")

 

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8 hours ago, Subz said:

Some additional methods:

;~ Run Uninstall Silently
Run("msiexec.exe /x {9CB3A036-0B7E-49B7-A60B-291E245CA6B2} /qn /norestart")
;~ Or RunWait Uninstall Silently
RunWait("msiexec.exe /x {9CB3A036-0B7E-49B7-A60B-291E245CA6B2} /qn /norestart")
;~ Or Check and Run 32-bit UninstallString Key Silently
Local $sUninstallString = RegRead("HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{9CB3A036-0B7E-49B7-A60B-291E245CA6B2}", "UninstallString")
If Not @error >= 1 Then RunWait($sUninstallString & " /qn /norestart")
;~ Or Check and Run 64-bit UninstallString Key Silently
Local $sUninstallString = RegRead("HKLM64\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{9CB3A036-0B7E-49B7-A60B-291E245CA6B2}", "UninstallString")
If Not @error >= 1 Then RunWait($sUninstallString & " /qn /norestart")

 

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On 5/10/2019 at 5:53 PM, Earthshine said:

it's easier to look it up in the registry for the uninstall string and execute that

64 bit

 \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

 

32 bit

\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

 

those are where your GUID will be found, depending upon what bitness it is, 32 or 64. under the matching GUID you will find UninstallString--that string is what you what to ShellExecute as administrator

not working

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On 5/10/2019 at 4:33 PM, BrewManNH said:

Why don't you just use the Run (ShellExecute in this case) command to run the MSI instead of using Send? Send is usually the last thing to try to automate something.

not working

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