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  • Question

  • Hi all,

    I have installed Office 365 without having issues.

    Right now I need to figured out which keys do i need to search for to determinate if Office is installed on the machine.

    From what i have on my Windows Registry i would say to search for the following:

    HKLM\software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Office\15,0\Common ( with or without the Wow6432Node depending on the architecture )

    Is this enough to be sure that Office is correctly installed ? Do I need to search for something else ?

    Thanks in advance. Any help would be appreciated.

    Regards,

      Fabian

    Monday, September 16, 2013 6:05 PM

All replies

  • Hi Fabian

    Yes, we can detcet whether Office 2013 is installed in your computer by searching the registry key you mentioned.

    We can refer to the following registry key as well:

    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\

    Sincerely

    Tylor Wang
    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 8:30 AM
  • what key should i look for on the path you mention ?

    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\

    Since it appears more than one regarding Office 365. I just want to look for one to make sure that Office 365 is installed and no matter what products of Office the machine has installed.

    Thanks.

    Regards,

        Fabián

    Friday, September 20, 2013 1:35 PM
  • Hi

    See the complete registry key path:

    2013 64bit:"HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{91150000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}"

    Tylor Wang
    TechNet Community Support

    • Proposed as answer by TylorWang Monday, September 23, 2013 8:18 AM
    Monday, September 23, 2013 2:18 AM
  • I know that I am reviving an old thread, but it comes up high on a Google search and appears to give bad information! On my normally functioning 64-bit Office Home installation under 64-bit Windows 8.1, there are three Office GUID keys in the Uninstall path, none of which 'decode' as any standard Office installation. In fact they all have Display Names that show them to be various 'Click-to-Run' components. I am guessing that the most important one of these is the 'Licensing Component ({90150000-007E-0000-1000-0000000FF1CE}), but it would be nice to know! The Office Registry configuration system is a mess!

    Peter R. Fletcher

    Saturday, May 9, 2015 5:27 PM
  • I have seen a lot of posts looking for the same thing so I will put the easy answer out there.

    When detecting Office 365 installation versions, check here:

    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\ClickToRun\Configuration\VersionToReport

    (in my use case we were needing to rollback our versions of Office to a specific version)

    • Proposed as answer by cbelcher00 Wednesday, December 11, 2019 7:52 PM
    Wednesday, December 11, 2019 7:52 PM
  • I have seen a lot of posts looking for the same thing so I will put the easy answer out there.

    When detecting Office 365 installation versions, check here:

    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\ClickToRun\Configuration\VersionToReport

    (in my use case we were needing to rollback our versions of Office to a specific version)

    • Proposed as answer by cbelcher00 Wednesday, December 11, 2019 7:53 PM
    Wednesday, December 11, 2019 7:53 PM
  • While I am sure that this will allow you to determine what sub-version of Office 365 is installed, it doesn't, alone, solve my problem, which was to determine what (if any) version of Office, including both 365 sub-versions and pre-365 versions, was installed. However, assuming that the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\ClickToRun\ key is only present if some version of Office 365 is installed, this test can probably be combined with my tests for older versions to give the needed information. As I said, the Office Registry configuration system is a mess!

    Peter R. Fletcher

    Thursday, December 12, 2019 2:58 PM