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I need to look up the install location of a product in the registry, based on the GUID product code. Under Win XP the keys of products installed were located at

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

For example, if I had the GUID {034759DA-E21A-4795-BFB3-C66D17FAD183} I could look up

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall{034759DA-E21A-4795-BFB3-C66D17FAD183}

and there would be a value containing the install location for the product.

However, the Registry doesn't appear to follow this same setup in Win 7 x64. Does anyone know how I can do what I did in XP, but in Windows 7? Thanks.

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    Looks exactly like that to me in Windows 7 Professional x64. Everything's right there in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall. – nhinkle Dec 11 '10 at 23:21
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Just checked my Win7 x64 system and the registry shows an InstallLocation key for most of the entries.

  • But are the entries listed as GUIDs located under HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall? – anom217 Dec 10 '10 at 16:39
  • Yes they are. I just looked at your original post again and you don't have a "\" between \Uninstall and the GUID. Could just be a typo here, but you'll definitely need that in the registry search. – LeoB Dec 10 '10 at 16:45
  • That was just a typo in the post. Hmm, the product I'm working with doesn't seem to create the proper entry under Uninstall in Win7 x64. I just installed Java, and it had the keys where I expected them. Thanks for the input. – anom217 Dec 10 '10 at 16:53
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For 32-bit applications installed onto 64-bit Operating System, browse to the following

HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
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I dont think you are right about that. Below is screenshot of my Visual C++ redistributables both x86 and x64, as you can see, none of these go to Wow6432Node

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