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  • What is the difference or, what determines what programs install where and how? where on my pc and or how and what do I look at to find that answer if possible without just knowing. thanks :)
    Thursday, March 19, 2015 5:03 PM

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  • Hi learnfast4getquicker,

    Are you studying how the programs are installed ?

    Usually we will get the installed program information from the Control Panel.
    Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features

    There are two registry keys related to the installed programs and the pathes showed as below :
    32 bit
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

    64 bit
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\
    Here is a link for reference of these keys :
    Uninstall Registry Key
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa372105(v=vs.85).aspx

    Here is another link for reference of configuring Add/Remove Programs with Windows Installer,it may be useful to understand the question .
    Configuring Add/Remove Programs with Windows Installer
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa368032(v=vs.85).aspx
    For more details ,it is recommended to look for help from our MSDN forum
    MSDN Forum
    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home
    Best regards


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    • Proposed as answer by Yolanda Zhu Monday, March 30, 2015 9:41 AM
    • Marked as answer by Yolanda Zhu Wednesday, April 1, 2015 9:10 AM
    Friday, March 20, 2015 5:48 AM