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VB6 Uninstall a Program

Hello Experts,

I am trying to build a utility that will uninstall program A and install program B with 1 click. The program I am trying to uninstall doesn't have an uninstall.exe. Pretty much I am trying to automate the uninstallation by avoiding Add/Remove Programs.

To further clarify,  Program A and B are not written by me.

Windows 7 is the OS.
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If you can find the exe via code, does Kill MyApp.exe delete it?
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I can delete it, however I need to uninstall it not just the delete the EXE
Well if you know where all the system files are you can delete them which will have the same effect as uninstalling the app.
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Try the below by using the st6unst.exe program (VB6) in the Windows directory and give the name inside the Text1

http://www.vb-helper.com/howto_uninstall.html
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st6unst.exe doesnt exist.

If it helps any, I am trying to uninstall LogMeIn from 1000 computers.
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At Start - Run  type regedit and  go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

Search for LogMain in this location and get the uninstall registry entry for this application.

then  create a bat file ( open notepad put the below and save as .bat) and run it by putting that value

msiexec.exe /x {put your string 09876453f0e03 value here} /qn
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Funny, there is no folder named LogMeIn in

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
Hi
Maybe look at another system and see if you can find anything, you just need to get the reg key and put it in that string and you can delete all your systems
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