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Uninstall Realplayer 16 via command line

03/05/2013 10855 views

Does anyone know the command to uninstall Realplayer 16 via command prompt? I have found that allegedly in older versions (ver. 10) you use:  "(some outdated path)\r1puninst.exe" RealNetworks|RealPlayer|6.0

Realplayer 16 has the r1puninst.exe file, however the command RealNetworks|RealPlayer|6.0 does not work or do anything. The most I can get is by enterning r1puninst.exe RealNetworks and i get an error pop up that says "arguments do not specify application"

Apparently Real will only give you support if you purchased Realplayer...


Any help greatly appreciated!

Answer Summary:
"C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\Update\r1puninst.exe" "RealNetworks|RealPlayer|16.0" -s
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I do not have it installed, but on a machine with it installed.

Look under HKLM\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\uninstall for it.  Run regedit and navigate to this keyset and search for realplayer.  When you find it you should have a uninstall key.

As an example I found the string for someone to remove Belarc earlier


Answered 03/05/2013 by: SMal.tmcc
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  • Whoa, that's brilliant. Ok so that yields:

    "C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\Update\r1puninst.exe" RealNetworks|RealPlayer|16.0"

    but when trying to run this from cmd prompt I get the error "RealPlayer is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
  • looks like you are missing one set of "
  • "C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\Update\r1puninst.exe" "RealNetworks|RealPlayer|16.0" -s
  • OH, the quotes around the second portion! Man I feel dumb, hahaha. Yes, that worked. Many thanks!!
  • But is that really silent? Last I tried it still popped up the Real site in a browser.
    • I installed it and ran a batch file to test the removal, other then the cmd window from the batch file it was silent with the -s on the end.
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