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I have found a batch file that removes a lot of bloatware etc.

Example:

start /wait MsiExec.exe /I{DB731A07-34DE-4BE0-AE94-45C83E28A56C} /quiet

I guess the {DB731A07-34DE-4BE0-AE94-45C83E28A56C} is the program. If I have more programs to add to the batch, how can I find this key for them?

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  • This should help: stackoverflow.com/questions/450027/… – Kevin Panko Nov 21 '14 at 15:27
  • Please note that this command only applies to programs using Windows Installer. It’s entirely possible (and likely!) for unwanted software to use another installer or even roll their own. – Daniel B Jan 2 '15 at 0:03
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You can list all products and their corresponding Product IDs with the following command:

wmic product get name, IdentifyingNumber

It may take a couple minutes to run and gather the info depending on how many programs you have installed. Once complete, it will output a list like:

{789A5B64-9DD9-4BA5-915A-F0FC0A1B7BFE}  Java Auto Updater
{26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F03217071FF}  MSXML 4.0 SP2
{46F044A5-CE8B-4196-984E-5BD6525E361D}  Apple Software Update
{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-AB0000000001}  Adobe Reader XI (11.0.10)
etc...
etc...

You can then run the following command to uninstall. Just replace the product key in the example with the product you want to uninstall:

msiexec /x {123A4B56-7CD8-9EF0-123G-H4IJ5K6L7MN8} /q

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You could try Rob van der Woude's GetUninstall.bat or GetUninstall.vbs.

For the batch file, just provide part of the program name thusly getuninstall.bat chrome (no quotes, from a command line), and it will find matching entries, plus provide the uninstall string if applicable.

For the VBScript, it's slightly different, but results are the same: cscript getuninstall.bat /f:"chrome"

Hope that helps!

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  • I see in batch: only for win7. does it work in win8? – Stian Størstfeskar Andersen Nov 17 '14 at 21:54
  • @StianStørstfeskarAndersen: Should work. The check is for a "Windows_NT" based OS, which should work. But I can't test as I currently don't have a Win 8.x based system handy. Try it. If not, try the VBScript version. – JSanchez Nov 17 '14 at 22:12

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