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Uninstaller question

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I have a question, that I can't seem to answer with search, or prior knowledge.

What I wanted to know, is like a program like ventrilo.

The uninstall isn't listed in it's folder, and I choose not to use the windows uninstall interface.

What I wanted to do, was use autoit to uninstall ventrilo. But there's no uninstall .exe in the folder.

So how do I go about removing it without using window's uninstaller?

Sure I could delete the directory. Is that the same method that the windows uninstaller is using, then removing all the registry entries when theres no uninstall.exe with the program?

Any help would be great.


[font="Verdana"]Valik:Get it straight - I'm not here to say please, I'm here to help - if my help's not appreciated then lotsa luck, gentlemen.[/font]

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I have a question, that I can't seem to answer with search, or prior knowledge.

What I wanted to know, is like a program like ventrilo.

The uninstall isn't listed in it's folder, and I choose not to use the windows uninstall interface.

What I wanted to do, was use autoit to uninstall ventrilo. But there's no uninstall .exe in the folder.

So how do I go about removing it without using window's uninstaller?

Sure I could delete the directory. Is that the same method that the windows uninstaller is using, then removing all the registry entries when theres no uninstall.exe with the program?

Any help would be great.

Try checking out the registry keys located under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall sometimes there'll be an uninstall string for your particular app here.

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Not to sound more clueless on this subject, but if there is a uninstall string, then where would I go from there?


[font="Verdana"]Valik:Get it straight - I'm not here to say please, I'm here to help - if my help's not appreciated then lotsa luck, gentlemen.[/font]

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Not to sound more clueless on this subject, but if there is a uninstall string, then where would I go from there?

Read the UninstallString value and Run() it.

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Ah, ok. I'll look into that.

Thank you all.


[font="Verdana"]Valik:Get it straight - I'm not here to say please, I'm here to help - if my help's not appreciated then lotsa luck, gentlemen.[/font]

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Dude this program is great, its called MyUninstall from Nirsoft (purveyor of fine freeware utilities)

It lists all the available uninstall strings and even shows programs hidden from Add / Remove

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/myuninst.html

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