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Could you please share Silent switch for Cute PDF Writer printer entry was not getting removed from the Devices and Drivers section during uninstall.

04/11/2018 1379 views
Application name : Cute PDF Writer 

Cute PDF Writer printer entry was not getting removed from 

the Devices and Drivers section, I figured out that this 

could be achieved by triggering a Setup64.exe(Install 

directory) via command line with certain parameters 

/Uninstall /S during uninstall.But it doesn't work

Please share Silent switch for Cute PDF Writer printer.
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  • What happens when you run setup.exe /? via command prompt, to acertain what switches the vendor supports
    • When i try to run setup.exe /?. it shows up popular switches like /silent, /verysilent, /S, even the SUPRESSMSGBOX.
      But it's doen't work
  • When iam trying with setup.exe /?. it's shows up "/uninstall /s"
    But it's doen't work
  • According to the Cute PDF support team the silent uninstall feature has been removed, hence why the command dont work. Read this -


All Answers


here is a VBS script

Set KillShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

Set CuteShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

KillShell.Run "Taskkill /f /IM Setup64.exe"

WScript.Sleep 500

CuteShell.Run """c:\Program Files (x86)\Acro Software\CutePDF Writer\Setup64.exe"" /uninstall", 9 

WScript.Sleep 500 

CuteShell.SendKeys "{ENTER}"

WScript.Sleep 500 

CuteShell.SendKeys "{ENTER}"

that will automatically hit the buttons for you and uninstall CutePDF worked for me I uninstalled this off 30 machines in 5 mins.

Answered 02/18/2019 by: Maelstromage
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