Uninstall function (Installer DLL)

Installer DLL     See also    


Uninstalls the driver from the system


    BOOL __stdcall UninstallA( const char* CabFileName, const char* ProductName, const char * InstalledPath, DWORD *RebootNeeded);
    BOOL __stdcall UninstallW( const unsigned short* CabFileName, const unsigned short* ProductName, const wchar_t * InstalledPath, DWORD *RebootNeeded);


  • CabFileName - Path to .cab file, which was used to install the driver.
  • ProductName - The ProductName string that identifies installation of the driver by your application
  • InstalledPath - Path to which the driver and helper DLLs were installed. Leave it empty to uninstall from Windows system folders.
  • RebootNeeded - On return this parameter specifies if system restart is necessary for deinstallation to be successful.

Return values

TRUE / true if the function succeeded or FALSE / false if the function failed.


Use this function to uninstall the driver from the system. ProgramName is used to distinguish between installations of the driver made by different applications and to prevent the situation when the driver is installed by two applications and further deinstallation of one of them removes the driver.

This method does not remove EldoS CallbackRegistry. You need to use cbreginst.dll installer DLL, shipped with CallbackRegistry, to uninstall that previous version. Alternatively, use UninstallEx method.

NOTE: you must NOT uninstall the driver, if you upgrade the installation. In other words, use Uninstall method only to completely remove CBFS Registry from the system.

Read more about installing and uninstalling the drivers.

See also

GetDriverStatus     Install     UninstallEx