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I would like to update shockwave 11.0 to 11.5.0.600 but I was told I have to remove the old version first.

I need help with a batch file to un-install the old version and install the newest version.

batch file to remove any shockwave:
batch file to do a silient install of the newest shockwave.

I have the distribute shockwave msi and exe file.

Regards,
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by:johnb6767
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For starters....
@echo off
cls
echo Uninstalling Shockwave 11.0
REM replace "{A5F5CFA3-8FE0-4A7C-B42D-458D6E0CDFA5}" with the proper GUID from your registry, for v11
MsiExec.exe /x {A5F5CFA3-8FE0-4A7C-B42D-458D6E0CDFA5} /qn 
cls
echo Installing Shockwave 11.5.0.600
REM replace "PACKAGE" with the FULL NETWORK PATH to the .msi
MsiExec.exe /i "PACKAGE" /qn 
exit

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Wait... Are we talking about multiple versions of shock possibly?
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by:acomisp
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yes,
there are different version of shockwave installed.
10.1.4.20
10.2.0.22
10.2.0.23
11.0
macromedia shockwave player 10.1.0.11
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by:acomisp
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if shockwave is already installed and I run the new version from the command prompt a GUI pop's up modify, repair or uninstall.

c:\temp\shockwave1150600.msi
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by:johnb6767
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If thats the case, and an older version is installed, when you try and launch the new one, the new installer is most likely based on the same GUID as the older version. Some apps try that.....

Try the uninstall command on a few mahcine with different versions, to see if it gets pulled off....

Might need to do a bit of research, and find the GUID for each version, and then we can modify the script.....

Do a search for ShockWave under the following registry key to find the value.....

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
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by:acomisp
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Is this the GUID?
UninstallString MsiExec.exe /X{AD72CFB4-C2BF-424E-9DF0-C7BAD1F30A11}

Is this the correct command?
MsiExec.exe /x {AD72CFB4-C2BF-424E-9DF0-C7BAD1F30A11} /qn

do I need to put a path to msiexec?
c:\windows\system32\msiexec.exe
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by:acomisp
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another computer has a different information in the registry to uninstalll shockwave

UninstallString C:\WINDOWS\system32\adobe\SHOCKW~1\UNWISE.EXE

how do I uninstall this version?
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"UninstallString C:\WINDOWS\system32\adobe\SHOCKW~1\UNWISE.EXE "

Silent switch is most likely just a /s at the end....

"C:\WINDOWS\system32\adobe\SHOCKW~1\UNWISE.EXE" /s

"do I need to put a path to msiexec?"
No, it is already in your SYSTEM path.....

"MsiExec.exe /x {AD72CFB4-C2BF-424E-9DF0-C7BAD1F30A11} /qn "

Yes, thats correct for that version......

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