Saturday, May 12, 2007

Uninstall an application from the command line

Software automation testing sometimes need to perform installation and un-installation of software products. One of the new things that I learned was that a user can un-install a certain application from the command line. To determine how to uninstall a certain product, open registry and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall. For the application that you want to uninstall look for the key "UninstallString". Copy and paste this string in the command line, hit on {ENTER} and it should uninstall the application for you. ~ts~

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