How to uninstall an application from command line?

by Ramya 2009-06-22 17:06:51

Uninstall an Application from the Command Line

WMIC - Windows Management Instrumentation Command.

1. Open a command prompt.

2. Type WMIC. You will see a prompt that looks like,
wmic:rootcli>

3. At the new prompt, execute the following command:
wmic:rootcli>product get name

This will generate a list of installed applications.
for eg,
Update Manager
Status
VBA
WebFldrs XP
Adobe Flash Player 9 ActiveX
Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar
ScannerCopy

4. At the prompt, execute the following command:
wmic:rootcli>product where name="" call uninstall

where application name is the name of the program you wish to uninstall
(use the exact name provided by the previously generated list).

For example, if I want to uninstall Adobe Reader 9, my command would look like this:
wmic:rootcli>product where name="Adobe Reader 9" call uninstall

5. When prompted, type "y" to confirm that you wish to uninstall the application and press Return.

The application will be uninstalled.
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