uninstall msi application


  • hi to all , 

    i am creating setup for windows application , here i am going to add uninstall function in program menu . now i using batch file to uninstall it working fine .

    my problem is when click uninstall the windows default message like "Are you sure you want uninstall this product ? "  here i need to change "Are you sure you want uninstall this thinksoft software and all its components?" how to do this.

    my batch file is

    msiexec /x {8C79C545-752E-4C17-A66B-C0B1DFE1FC07}

    Monday, July 27, 2009 6:51 AM


  • Hi Iniyan,


    From my experience, there is no direct way to modify the hint message of the msiexec command. But we can add some arguments to the command to have the program uninstalled quietly. Before we call the msiexec command, we can show some message to hint users. These are the steps:

    1.    When the user select the uninstall menu, show a message box to hint him/her. If he select Yes, continue; otherwise, return. This is the code snippet: 

    if (MessageBox.Show("Are you sure you want uninstall this thinksoft software and all its components?", "",

        MessageBoxButtons.OKCancel, MessageBoxIcon.Warning) == DialogResult.OK)


        //Call msiexec command here to uninstall.


    2.    Call the msiexec command without user interface:

    msiexec /x {8C79C545-752E-4C17-A66B-C0B1DFE1FC07} /qn


    You can get more information about msiexec command from:
    Let me know if this helps.
    Aland Li

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    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 12:24 PM