The only parameters I see used in the HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall collection is the "-f" for specifying the install ops file. I've tried adding a -q and -s but they don't seem to do anything to make an uninstall "silent". Is this even supported without MSI?
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  • hi i was wondering if anyone could tell me if it is a bad thing to find UNINST.EXE installed on your computer i typed it into google and it came up with spyware virus firmware malware it freaked me out
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Answered 10/24/2004 by: Francoisracine
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This may be a stupid suggestion (I could not find out WHICH installer uses uninst.exe, btw)... but try running UNINST.EXE /? and see if you get a menu explaining any command-line switches which may be available...
Answered 11/01/2004 by: sean_c_roberts
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Hi there,
im new here [:D]

Try the -a switch for uninst.exe.

I think the installer you used was an InstallShield Setup?

Answered 11/05/2004 by: Masta of Disasta
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Just wanted to confirm that the "-a" switch mentioned by Masta of Disasta worked for me. I needed to uninstall some old Visio 5 (try not to laugh) installations in the environment and wound up using this command line successfully:

%WINDIR%\uninst.exe -a -f"C:\Program Files\Visio\System\DeIsL1.isu" -cC:\PROGRA~1\Visio\System\ExSetup.DLL

All but the "-a" came directly out of the Registry from the UninstallString value.

While info regarding the uninstall of this old Visio version may not be of particular benefit to most (or any) of you, you may still have another older app that uninstalls via uninst.exe and for which this switch may come in handy. Certainly better than trying to do it with AutoIt or something.
Answered 09/06/2007 by: jbonbright
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Works for my old app that needs to be removed so thanks for the post all
Answered 12/04/2008 by: mosquat
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Try using uninst.exe /S

with a capital S

Answered 02/07/2014 by: wous
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