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JeanF J





PostPosted: Windows SDK, Uninstall Microsoft SDK Top

Hi everyone !

I hope this is a good forum for my question. I didn't find any better.

I would like to unsintall "Microsoft SDK Update February 2003 (5.2.3790.0)"

I don't need it at the moment and would like to recuperate disk space.

The uninstall string is like this:

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDK\\Setup.exe" "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDK\Default_Local.htm"

The target file (Default_Local.htm) is missing.

Thanks for your help in advance

Jean



Software Development for Windows Vista17  
 
 
Keith Swem





PostPosted: Windows SDK, Uninstall Microsoft SDK Top

Hi Jean,

You should be able to uninstall the SDK by going to Add/Remove Programs and remove it that way.



 
 
Jean Uninstall plz





PostPosted: Windows SDK, Uninstall Microsoft SDK Top

Hi Keith !

Thank you for your reply.

In fact I did exactly as you suggested. Since i had no success.

I wanted to help myself a little more before asking for online help.

So I went to the registry under the key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Microsoft SDK Update

And looked at the value: UninstallString

Which I gave in my original mail message.

There is clearly a file that I need for uninstallation which is not there.

Do you know how or where can I have it

Any good ideas are welcome at this point.

Thanks again !


 
 
Derek Newkirk





PostPosted: Windows SDK, Uninstall Microsoft SDK Top

Platform SDK February 2003 uninstall instructions:

You will need to do the following, to clean up the PSDK totally:

Remove Microsoft sdk reg entry
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MicrosoftSDK

Remove shortcuts from start menu:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft Platform
SDK July 2002

RemoveProgram Files\Microsoft SDK folder

Remove MSI entries (from %windir%\installer that are related to PSDK):
msiexec.exe -x nameofmsi.msi

You should also:

Unregister and then remove from %windir% these controls

Sdkinst.dll
Appversions.dll
Sdkhelpmsi.dll

Cheers,
Derek [MS-SDK]



 
 
Jean Uninstall plz





PostPosted: Windows SDK, Uninstall Microsoft SDK Top

Hi Derek !

Thank you for your time.

Remove Microsoft sdk reg entry--> Ok i will do that

Remove shortcuts from start menu--> Ok i will do that

RemoveProgram Files\Microsoft SDK folder--> Ok i will do that

Remove MSI entries with msiexec.exe -x --> Can you confirm below actions please

Filename Title Object Action

----------- --------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------

3b9678e.msi Installation Database Microsoft Data Access Components Seperate entry in

control panel.

Remove from there

3cb9b8a.msi Installation Database Windows Installer SDK To be removed.

Confirm please

3d959af.msi Installation Database Tablet PC SDK Setup Database To be removed.

Confirm please

3ed1fba.msi Installation Database WMI SDK Setup Database To be removed.

Confirm please

6b658.msi Installation Database Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Seperate entry in

control panel.

Remove from there

11dd501.msi Installation Database Common Setup Files Setup Database Don't know what it is

76e05f.msi Installation Database Windows Genuine Advantage Don't know what it is

319f9de.msi Installation Database Core SDK (Windows Server 2003) To be removed.

Confirm please

389236e.msi Installation Database Internet Development SDK To be removed.

Confirm please

3892373.msi Installation Database Internet Information Server SDK To be removed.

Confirm please

Unregister and then remove from %windir% these controls --> Ok with regsvr32 /u

Thanks again.


 
 
Jean Uninstall plz





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Please this thread is almost completed.

Can you answer the previous post and

confirm which msi files i need to proceed.

So i can click on "Mark as Correct Answer".

And thus improves search results, helps build a FAQ, and credits helpful volunteers.

Thanks for your patience

Jean


 
 
Derek Newkirk





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this could be one, if you right click the properties and the subject says (Microsoft Data Access Components (Version 2.7) Setup Database)
3b9678e.msi Installation Database Microsoft Data Access Components

note:
there was a tool installed in the bin directory called orca.msi, if you install it, and then open these msi's with orca you can easily find out if they are sdk releted...
I'm not sure about this one....so you could use orca to open it and determine what it is.
11dd501.msia Installation Database Common Setup Files Setup Database


remove all of these, I think you should do core sdk last.
3cb9b8a.msi Installation Database Windows Installer SDK

3d959af.msi Installation Database Tablet PC SDK Setup Database

3ed1fba.msi Installation Database WMI SDK Setup Database

319f9de.msi Installation Database Core SDK (Windows Server 2003)

389236e.msi Installation Database Internet Development SDK

3892373.msi Installation Database Internet Information Server SDK

just curious what tool did you use to find these .msi

Thanks

Derek [Windows-SDK]



 
 
Jean Uninstall plz





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Hi Derek

Me again.

>just curious what tool did you use to find these .msi

Looked at file's properties with a simple rigth click.

The 2 uncertain files ( 3b9678e.msi , 11dd501.msi ) have been confirm with orca.

I went with this database editor under "Directory" "InstallLocation" and

found that both indicated C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDK.

I did exactly as you said and all dialogs have shown the logo: Platform SDK

msiexec /uninstall "C:\WINDOWS\Installer\3cb9b8a.msi" /qf /norestart /log .\3cb9b8a.log

msiexec /uninstall "C:\WINDOWS\Installer\3d959af.msi" /qf /norestart /log .\3d959af.log

msiexec /uninstall "C:\WINDOWS\Installer\3ed1fba.msi" /qf /norestart /log .\3ed1fba.log

msiexec /uninstall "C:\WINDOWS\Installer\389236e.msi" /qf /norestart /log .\389236e.log

msiexec /uninstall "C:\WINDOWS\Installer\3892373.msi" /qf /norestart /log .\3892373.log

msiexec /uninstall "C:\WINDOWS\Installer\11dd501.msi" /qf /norestart /log .\11dd501.log

Panel Control > Add/Remove Programs > Microsoft Data access Components KB870669

Removed a patch but not the file 3b9678e.msi (didn't find nothing on KB870669 at microsoft)

msiexec /uninstall "C:\WINDOWS\Installer\3b9678e.msi" /qf /norestart /log .\3b9678e.log

msiexec /uninstall "C:\WINDOWS\Installer\319f9de.msi" /qf /norestart /log .\319f9de.log

Removed folders:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Menu Demarrer\Programmes\Microsoft SDK

and C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDK

Removed registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MicrosoftSDK

Uninstallation with regsvr32 /u for ( sdkinst.dll, appversions.dll and sdkhelpmsi.dll ) and remove.

And YES my computer has survived a reboot. AaaHhhhhhhhhhhhhh !

I think the way to nicely conclude this thread is to answer yes to "Was this post helpful "

If not can you tell me how (Didn't find the button "Mark as Correct Answer")

I owe you a canadian beer ! See Ya

Jean