Bug report #12889

Defect #20028: Registry entry under HKLM\\software\\microsoft\\windows\\currentversion\\uninstall is not deleted in 64 bit environment

Added by Timo Beil almost 9 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:2.8.2 Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:worksforme
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:20979


When uninstalling QGIS 2.8.2 Wien on a Windows 7 x64 OS, the entry in Add/Remove Programs is not deleted. This is because the associated registry entry "HKLM\\software\\microsoft\\windows\\currentversion\\uninstall\\QGIS Wien" is not deleted.

This is not a Problem because it is easy to do this manually or by a Batch file but i wanted you to know this little issue.

And while looking at this, you may also add the "DisplayVersion"-Registry-Value too. =)

Another Thing i noticed is that the Desktop-Shortcuts are named differently in x86 and x64 installer. I.E:

OSGeo4W (x86) and OSGeo4W Shell (x64)
MSYS Shell (x86) and MSYS (x64)


#1 Updated by Timo Beil almost 8 years ago

Issue still exist in 2.14.2 Essen.

Also the RegKey "HKLM\\Software\\QGIS ESSEN" is not deleted during uninstall on a 64 bit system.

Problem with this key is that if you uninstall the software and want to install the same Version again it stops with an error.

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 7 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No
  • Regression? set to No

#3 Updated by Jürgen Fischer over 5 years ago

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from Open to Closed
  • Description updated (diff)

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