## any util for integrating addons into an existing XP install?

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Leeoniya
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### any util for integrating addons into an existing XP install?

is it possible to download an addon cab and install it. (with uninstall reg entries)...just to test it out?

i know i can extract it and rightclick the inf and select install, but i dont think that creates the uninstall entries, plus i have to manually select the file locations.

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If the addon adds uninstall entries during integration then they should add the same entries during manual INF install

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It all depends on how the inf is written. Most of the infs written by members who have been around for a long time (Like rickentendo64) will more than likley work fine for what you want to do. If you come across an addon that doesn't you can go to that addons thread and request the creator to modify it in a way that will allow it to work in this manner.

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ricktendo64
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A reason the uninstall is not working is sometimes you have to manually copy the inf to the %windir%\inf dir

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If you cannot find an "uninstall" for a program by right clicking and selecting 'install', you might also try just looking into the addon's inf yourself. If you are comfortable poking around the registry, you can just personally delete the entries that the addon added by using the inf install method.

That is something to look out for on those addons without uninstall capabilities.
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Leeoniya
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true, but a one click solution is always preferable, maybe i'll write a script to automatically gen/run an uninstall routine.

thanks.
Leon

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Leeoniya wrote:true, but a one click solution is always preferable, maybe i'll write a script to automatically gen/run an uninstall routine.
Make Resore Point, install, then rollback when it unneeded.

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Kind of difficult when a person deliberately disables System Restore.
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Leeoniya
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system restore is always the first service i kill and disable in all my deployments : )

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System Restore NEVER! EVER! work'd once for me