I have an installer made with Wise Installer Editor. I am having a problem with the installer creating a new entry in the control panel's add/remove program files page when I do an upgrade installation. For those of you familiar with wise: my upgrade code is the same, I have only incremented the version number, upgrade version range and changed the product code.

I am curious to know what entries (registry etc.) does an installer need to make in order to create an entry on the add/remove programs page? I am sure this most likely varies by Op-Sys. Is there any reference material out there I should look at?
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I think you want to know what location in the registry does Add/Remove programs read its information from.

Below is where you need to look to see what is changing. A program will typically create one or more sub-keys beneath the registry path below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

If a subkey has an entry for DisplayName and UninstallString, it will show up in Add/Remove Programs.
Answered 09/19/2008 by: MicrosoftBob
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