sasha
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Uninstalling when using the .exe bootstrapper

Hello!
I have read this article:
https://www.advancedinstaller.com/user- ... -file.html

to learn how to run the uninstall when using the .exe bootstrapper. It appears that the command line like this:

setup.exe /x

will result in nothing happening. For the uninstall to proceed, it appears this part is required (maybe other parameters will result in a working uninstall as well?)

// /l*v install.log

Could you, please, confirm that additional MSI parameters are required for the uninstall to work? If not, what is the correct way to uninstall with the bootstrapper. Using 21.7.1

Thanks!
Catalin
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Re: Uninstalling when using the .exe bootstrapper

Hello,

In order to uninstall the EXE through command line, the correct command is the following:

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setup.exe /x //
Basically we are telling the bootstrapper to pass the /x to MSI. The log command is optional.

Hope this helps!

Best regards,
Catalin
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sasha
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Joined: Fri Oct 20, 2023 8:37 pm

Re: Uninstalling when using the .exe bootstrapper

Great, thanks! I think I did try that and had an error message 'invalid parameter' error box.
Tried it again now and that worked.
Catalin
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Re: Uninstalling when using the .exe bootstrapper

You are always welcome!

Glad I was able to assist.

Best regards,
Catalin
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