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Windows 7: Programs - Uninstall using Command Prompt in Windows

05 Jan 2014   #20
LuciferDarc

win 7
 
 

what if the product name is not shown in cmd


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05 Jan 2014   #21
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Lucifer, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What program are you trying to uninstall?

Is the program listed in Programs and Features in the Control Panel?
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08 Jan 2014   #22
theonlybob

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 
uninstall

I am uninstalling some software that i need to replace. when i run this it says that it removed it but it still shows in the programs and features. i rebooted as well with no difference.

If i try and uninstall it a second time it says No Instance(s) Available. So it removed something but not the software.

Attached are a sheen grab that shows it being uninstalled then when i try and do it again. Also a second from another machine with the same issues after "uninstalling" it.

Ideas?


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08 Jan 2014   #23
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Bob, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If it was a corrupted software installation, then it may still show like that. Since it shows it as uninstalled, you could also manually remove the program's uninstall entry in Programs and Features.

Programs and Features - Remove Uninstall Entry

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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08 Jan 2014   #24
theonlybob

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Bob, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If it was a corrupted software installation, then it may still show like that. Since it shows it as uninstalled, you could also manually remove the program's uninstall entry in Programs and Features.

Programs and Features - Remove Uninstall Entry

Hope this helps,
Shawn
thanks for the welcome.

It wasn't corrupt and I can actually still remove it normally from add\remove with no issues. Its almost like it just removed the information from wmic but ignored everything else.
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08 Jan 2014   #25
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Odd. I'm not sure unless this may have been just a sub feature of the main program that was uninstalled via the command for why it was still listed in Program and Features.
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08 Jan 2014   #26
theonlybob

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Odd. I'm not sure unless this may have been just a sub feature of the main program that was uninstalled via the command for why it was still listed in Program and Features.
Yeah, its a install shield exe so i just created a iss file for uninstall and am going to do it that way. Longer but it works.

Will try the command line on something else, thanks for the guide and your response I appreciate it.
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03 Apr 2014   #27
DamChihuahua

 
 

Brink

Just a quick question. I've got the ' ASK TOOLBAR ' installed on my home computer. I've tried to delete it using Add/Remove programs, CCleaner and AVG Tune Up. To no unveil it has not deleted. It keeps telling me that there's an error and not able to uninstall and to contact admin. Does uninstalling a program from the CMD prompt give you an elevated power to uninstall programs if the traditional methods don't?

Great tutorial and awesome thread going here. Thanks for all your posts.

Danny
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03 Apr 2014   #28
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Danny, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Using an elevated command prompt would use elevated rights to uninstall it using the method in this tutorial. Using the normal uninstaller would depend on if the uninstaller prompts with UAC for elevated rights or not.

However, "Ask Toolbar" is one of those programs that often get installed by default along with another program you had installed unless you unchecked the option to not include it.

See if this below may help with "Ask Toolbar". It's also installed as a toolbar or add-on in your browser.

Remove Ask Toolbar and Ask.com Search (Uninstall Guide)
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03 Apr 2014   #29
DamChihuahua

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Danny, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Using an elevated command prompt would use elevated rights to uninstall it using the method in this tutorial. Using the normal uninstaller would depend on if the uninstaller prompts with UAC for elevated rights or not.

However, "Ask Toolbar" is one of those programs that often get installed by default along with another program you had installed unless you unchecked the option to not include it.

See if this below may help with "Ask Toolbar". It's also installed as a toolbar or add-on in your browser.

Remove Ask Toolbar and Ask.com Search (Uninstall Guide)

Thanks for the quick reply Brink. I did try Malwarebytes and it did detect it, but it didn't remove it completely. I was able to remove it from inside ie and I cannot see in manage add ons. It does however show up in my list of programs. This is where I run into the problem of not being able to uninstall it. It comes up with the error. It says "error code 1316.C:\windows\installer\asktoolbar.msi". This error comes up anyway I try to uninstall it.

Thanks again for your help.

Danny
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