I am trying to update Flash to version 9. During the update Flash fails as it is unable to remove the previous version. I found in the forums a link to download an uninstaller that will remove Flash. Unfortunately when I use the /silent command it still comes up with a box at the end of the uninstall to say it completed and you need to push ok. Has anyone found a way to remove Flash without the notification box at completion?
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Have a look at the section, Flash Player 9 MSI installation issues, in this article


Answered 11/07/2006 by: spartacus
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Hi Spartacus.

I am assuming that this is the solution you are talking about:

modify your Flash Player MSI distribution to use the following multiple steps, in this order:

Run Msizap.exe T {5E8A1B08-0FBD-4543-9646-F2C2D0D05750}. This removes the damaged registry items causing the initial silent installation and FlashPlayerTrust failures.
Run either Flash Player Uninstaller OR the Flash Player Admin uninstaller to remove Flash8a.ocx:
Find information on the Flash Player Admin uninstaller in TechNote 4da116d3, "Installation issues with Flash Player or and later."
Download the Flash Player Uninstaller v3.0.0.19 from TechNote tn_14157, "How to uninstall the Adobe Flash Player plug-in and ActiveX control."

Note: Uninstfl.exe is included with previously successful Flash installations. To unlock and delete Flash8a.ocx, run it with -q as follows:
Uninstfl.exe –q Flash8a.ocx

Finally run Flash Player 9 MSI with /quiet or /qn. This should run silently and not effect FlashPlayerTrust.

I did read this but I think that my issue is that I am not exactly sure how to modify the MSI file. I no some of the basics about creating MST's and distributing application. If you have any suggestions on how I can learn this I would be very appreciated.

Answered 11/07/2006 by: Xpdite
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Ok, I think I am just a little slow today. I had it in my head that I had to add the MSIZap.exe to the MSI file and the like of that but in reality all I have to do is run the application in order.

Some time I can't see the forest for the tree's
Answered 11/07/2006 by: Xpdite
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