I searched “nsis delete registry value” on google, but found that search results are not really helpful. So I decide to write this post to introduce how to delete registry value (or how to delete registry string).
Deleting registry value need use DeleteRegValue instruction
DeleteRegValue root_key sub_key value_name
If I need to delete a value named “DisplayName” under “HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Pooler” (This is the entry name in Add/Remove Programs in Windows XP or Program & Features in Windows 7/8), I could use:
DeleteRegValue HKLM “Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Pooler” “DisplayName”
And we can check this value by using ReadRegStr and MessageBox:
ReadRegStr $0 HKLM “Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Pooler” “DisplayName”
MessageBox MB_OK $0
Have fun with NSIS!