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User Interface Behavior on Application Uninstall

Created: 20 Mar 2007 • Updated: 20 Mar 2007 • 1 comment
Annette Klomparens's picture
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The User Interface script (Located in the MSI script of the Windows Installer Editor) is skipped when you remove an installation by selecting the Remove button in Add/Remove Programs. However, executing the .MSI directly to uninstall the installation does run through a User Interface during uninstall.

If you are seeing different behavior when you run the uninstall through Add/remove Programs than when you execute the .MSI directly, you should check the User Interface script for custom actions that have not been conditionalized.

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trb48's picture

This seems like it could be very useful, but I have a few questions:

- How can you access the user interface script?
- What type of settings are there (generally speaking) if you uninstall an app through the MSI?
- Do you have to keep the original MSI on your computer to access the user interface script?

This seems like an interesting idea, any help from someone else that can answer my questions would be greatly appreciated!

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