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Uninstall Registry Entry in Wow6432Node


My installer creates a registry entry HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Uninstall/ in the 64-bit domain. All fields are set as they should be.

However, I see another registry entry in HKLM/Software/Wow6432Node/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Uninstall/ also. Most of the fields in this entry match with those in the previous registry entry I mentioned; except that for one field, the value is not accurate - and also one has one additional entry: UninstallString

Is the entry in Wow6432Node created automatically? By the installer or Windows?

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Re: Uninstall Registry Entry in Wow6432Node


Yes, the installer creates the entry in the 32 bit registry most probably because you are using 32 bit jre?

The UninstallString is AFAIK used for link to the add/remove programs reaching the uninstaller executable.

You can prevent installer from creating windows registry entry by setting $REGISTER_UNINSTALLER_WINDOWS$ to false in pre-install phase or you can avoid creating the entry by yourself?.

Anyway, you should have created a 32 bit registry entry for your 32 bit installer instead of 64 bit, right?

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