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Uninstaller for DWG TrueView

All the AutoDesk applications are a PITA to silently uninstall. Maybe you guys know some magic? OR if the installer for a newer version could be made to remove all older versions that would help.





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    I'll submit it as a request. Until then uninstalling DWG TrueView isn't actually that bad if you know where to look. You can uninstall it using MSI like other software, for some reason they just haven't added this to their uninstall string.

    For example If you manually go to the uninstall path in registry.

    "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\DWG TrueView 2017 - English"

    You can find the MSI GUID in the uninstall string (This is what Inventory shows).

    "C:\Program Files\Autodesk\DWG TrueView 2017 - English\Setup\en-us\Setup\Setup.exe" /P {28B89EEF-0028-0409-0100-CF3F3A09B77D} /M AOEM /language en-US"

    Take the GUID and add it to a normal MSI uninstall command.

    "MsiExec.exe /qn /norestart /X{28B89EEF-0028-0409-0100-CF3F3A09B77D}"

    That will uninstall Autodesk DWG TrueView 2017 64bit.

  • As Nate said, you have to retrieve the MSI GUID from that command and create a new one.

    The GUID from your command is {5783F2D7-F028-0409-0100-0060B0CE6BBA}.

    Plugging that into the command from Nate's comment gives this:

    msiexec /qn /norestart /X{5783F2D7-F028-0409-0100-0060B0CE6BBA}
  • it not work correctly, the uninstaller start but we need choose, uninstall, repair or reinstall etc... How do silently.



  • @Drapeau Martin

    What is the exact command you used?

  • "C:\Program Files\Autodesk\DWG TrueView 2016 - English\Setup\en-us\Setup\Setup.exe" /P {5783F2D7-F028-0409-0100-0060B0CE6BBA} /M AOEM /language en-US

  • Oh thanks it's works now.

  • Thanks this works great. I created an uninstall package for 2015 and nested it in a few different packages.