I have a pc that I use for testing things that I frequently wipe and re-install using the restore cd that came with it. Unfortunately, the install cd puts a lot of junk on the machine. Sometimes I just live with it, since I know I'll be wiping soon again anyway, but I really want to be able to remove this junk in a simple way. My long term solution is to be able to use a virtual machine instead, but that's not an option right now.
So what I want to is put together a small batch file (or even vbs script) to uninstall this stuff that I can run after a restore. It's the same set of programs each time, so tailoring the script to the programs is not a problem.
What is a problem is finding the uninstall programs for some of this junk. In several cases, the only way I can find to uninstall them is via the Add/Remove programs entry in the control panel. So what I'm looking for is a way to pull that in from the control panel in my script/batch file. Any suggestions appreciated.