[wix-users] Uninstalling NSIS packages using WIX standard Bootstrapper/Burn installer

KONDURU Pavan Pavan.KONDURU at 3ds.com
Tue Jun 27 13:20:33 PDT 2017

NSIS creates a uninstall registry in HKLM\Microsoft\windows\currentversion\uninstall. Find that registry key for the installed packages and delete it. That should get rid of the add/remove entry. You could probably delete the installed files later.

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From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf Of Vignesh Rajendran (RBEI/ESD13)
Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 6:02 AM
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Subject: [wix-users] Uninstalling NSIS packages using WIX standard Bootstrapper/Burn installer

Hello all,
I'm pretty new to Wix.
I'm using Windows Installer XML Toolset Compiler version

I want to uninstall a NSIS thrid party exe which was installed using Wix Bootstrapper.
Currently the Wix Bootstrapper is not capable of doing this because the NSIS installer creates a separate exe(Uninstall.exe) for uninstallation.
I searched the internet and I found a workaround is available by using a custom action for the uninstallation process:

I'm wondering if it's possible to uninstall without using custom action.
Please let me know the easiest solution/alternative for uninstallation of third party exe based on NSIS.

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