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How to add my application to Add/Remove

How to add my application to Add/Remove

How to add my application to Add/Remove

I'm enhancing uninstall exe's for our application.  We are running Wise InstallManager 7.03.  Presently, when users want to uninstall they just delete directories and files.  Our uninstall.exe's don't do what we need them to do.  How do I make it so that a user can just go to Add/Remove and select 'Remove' to uninstall the application?  I'd like to make it so that our uninstall.exe's are invoked from Add/Remove.

RE: How to add my application to Add/Remove

You'll have to create a Registry Key for your installation under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\.

For an example of what you have to do, go to this location on one of your units.  The values here relate to either the appearance of the item in the Add/Remove menu, or to the modification/repair/removal of the installation.

One of the values within these keys is named 'Uninstall String'.  Here, the data in the value should be the path to your Uninstall.exe file.


RE: How to add my application to Add/Remove

Thank you k8e for this valuable info.

RE: How to add my application to Add/Remove

How do I add an icon of my choice in the "Add/Remove" programs for my application ?

I am using Wise InstallMaster 8.1 and what I've noticed is that my application gets different icon on different Operating systems.
I get the intended behavior on all Windows XP machines and
on I get different icon on each Windows 2000.

What is the problem? Is there some setting that has to be done.

RE: How to add my application to Add/Remove


I am not sure what you are asking.  Are you asking:

1.)  How to make an uninstall.exe work and do the things you want it to do
2.)  How to make the uninstall.exe be invoked from the Add/Remove programs button.


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