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Try finding the uninstall wizard usually found in the program's install directory.

Then you can just run that instead of navigation through add/remove programs.

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Try finding the uninstall wizard usually found in the program's install directory.

Then you can just run that instead of navigation through add/remove programs.

A little knowledge of the uninstall sequence and polling the registry for locations should speed things up considerably.


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I've got 20 computers and are trying to remove several programs using "add/remove programs" control panel. The problem I'm having is that many of the apps aren't located in the same order in the control panel. All of these applications don't have a "uninstall" icon in the programs group in the start menu.

I'm looking for some function(s) that will search the add/remove control panel and find the text I'm looking for and select that entry so that the "change/remove" button can be hit.

Thoughts?

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Sorry guys, nice try. I've searched through the directories of the programs for uninstallers and most don't have them, I've only found a uninstaller in the add/remove control panel. Trust me, been through it. :whistle:

Ok, so any thoughts on how to search text in the add/remove control panel and select certain text based on my criteria?

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Sorry guys, nice try. I've searched through the directories of the programs for uninstallers and most don't have them, I've only found a uninstaller in the add/remove control panel. Trust me, been through it. :whistle:

Ok, so any thoughts on how to search text in the add/remove control panel and select certain text based on my criteria?

All add/remove does is run the uninstaller for the application.

There must be uninstallers, just through Program Files.

I've never installed anything and had no way to uninstall it.

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Sorry Paulie, I am really telling the truth on this. There is no uninstaller program, I've searched.

So, no one else?

Is there a way to select text based on a search criteria?

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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

Read this reg key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

the key contains one subkey for each program and the UninstallString value tells Add/Remove that where is the uninstaller.

You can read that uninstallstring and execute that.

Edited by Ayush

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