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Kill running processes during Uninstall step of Custom Action

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  • The program that I install has multiple executable, and some of them run in the background. I want to kill those processes before the uninstall process begins, so that the uninstall process is smooth.

    To achieve this, in the uninstall step I kill all the relevant running processes. This works fine on Windows XP, however when I uninstall on Windows 7, I get a pop-up asking if the user wants to terminate the specific processes (the background processes that I talked about).

    Is there a way to avoid it?

     

    Tuesday, May 31, 2011 8:04 PM

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