Scripting Question

Photoshop.CS silent uninstall

04/27/2004 11179 views
Hello, friends!

I'm trying to script a silent uninstall of Adobe Photoshop.C (8.0), and I just can't keep the confirmation dialog from showing up ("This will remove Photoshop CS from your computer. Do you want to continue", or something like that).

The installation is created using InstallShield 7.x (at least I think so, the Setup launcher version is 7.1).

I have tried all the switches I can think of (including "/uninst" and "/s") and setup.exe reacts to those switches by running everything silently apart from the darn confirmation dialog. BTW, I copied the command line from the UninstallString value in the registry.

I have also tried to run the uninstallation with the "-r" switch to create an answer file. The file is created alright, but it still doesn't shut up the miserable dialog.

I have emailed Adobe support, but no answer yet. Thought maybe some of you have an idea.

Thanks in advance!
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I'm having a similar issue with Illustrator 10. Cant get the damn thing to shut up with the uninstall dialog. Any help would be apreciated.
Answered 05/06/2004 by: photozz
Senior Yellow Belt

I had the same problem, i just repackaged Photoshop using packaging studio, the problem that occurs then is the registration/activation dialog when starting, this can be solved by adding the original uninstall string in the registry (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{EFB21DE7-8C19-4A88-BB28-A766E16493BC}), this holds registration info

Worked for me

hope this helps
Answered 08/02/2004 by: Spoof!
Yellow Belt


If you are absolutely unable to get this uninstallation to NOT show the confirmation dialog, the only thing I might suggest you try is... Have your uninstall look for this dialog (identified my its title) and then have it click the OK (or whatever button) for you.

I created a Wise Script at http://dragonsoft.spb.ru that does this.

In short, you will have to enumerate window handles so you can look for/wait until the doalig has been displayed, and then you can use an API call to actually click the OK button.

If you need some help doing this, please let me know: sean_c_roberts@hotmail.com.


- Sean
Answered 08/02/2004 by: sean_c_roberts
Senior Purple Belt

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