I'm trying to remove Java 6 U13 with the command line MsiExec.exe /X{26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F83216013FF} /log <logfile> /qb

The guid is from the Uninstall regkey under HKLM. When run you get the 'Are you sure' dialogue but it is blank, no product name etc.. click 'Yes' then it bombs out saying the product can't be found. The logfile is empty.

If I try to remove it from ARP it works fine. My understanding was that ARP uses the Uninstall Key in the registry to remove the product. Can anybody shed any light as to what may be happening here?

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This was probably installed per-user and you are logged in using an account other than the one which installed it.

Wade through the registry looking for the ProductCode, renaming anything you find other than the entry in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall, then re-try.

After uninstallation, rename the keys you renamed BACK to their original names, then use MSIZap from the WI SDK to remove all remaining trace.
Answered 10/20/2011 by: VBScab
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