View Full Version : Quick Patch Uninstall

06-23-2006, 02:01 PM
I've seen a lot of threads on this topic, but was wondering if this now works in ver 12. The destination machine has windows installer 3.1 and the patch shows up in add/remove, but when you go to remove the patch, the actual program's Add/Modify/Remove dialog appears which would confuse the user into removing the main install.

I guess if the patches don't uninstall correctly, I'd rather not have them show up in Add/Remove and just control the upgrades via patches and the updater service.

Has anyone had any luck with getting patches/upgrades to work?

Thanks in advance.

06-26-2006, 08:45 AM
Patch uninstalls work in version 11. I use them all the time. But you can only see them in the Add/Remove in XP SP2 or all versions of 2003. No other versions will show it in the ARP unless you create a legacy ARP entry, which is what I have to do for older OS versions.

06-28-2006, 02:11 PM
Thanks, I've only been testing on Win2003 server and Win2000. Is there any way to not have patches show in the Add / Remove list?