The MSIPATCHREMOVE property specifies the list of patches to remove during an installation. Individual patches in the list are separated by semicolons and can be represented by patch code GUID or the full path to the patch. The MsiRemovePatches function and the RemovePatches method of the Installer object set the MSIPATCHREMOVE property.

The MSIPATCHREMOVE property can be set on the command line as follows to remove a patch.

msiexec /i A:\Example.msi MSIPATCHREMOVE=c:\patches\qfe1.msp;{0BBB87F1-3186-409C-8CDD-C88AA2A4A7E0};{A86B443B-E3BF-4009-ADED-F716FC735858}/qb


Requirement Value
Windows Installer 5.0 on Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7. Windows Installer 4.0 or Windows Installer 4.5 on Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista. Windows Installer 3.0 or later on Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP. See the Windows Installer Run-Time Requirements for information about the minimum Windows service pack that is required by a Windows Installer version.

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Not Supported in Windows Installer 2.0 and earlier