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how to write to 64bit registry path from a 32bit MSI using a MST

Hi there,
the headline says everything :-)

I have a 32bit MSI. During the setup I want to add a compatibility layer for the included EXE for WINXPSP3 to the registry. The keep need to be placed in the 64bit registry section. How I can do it?

Thx, Mike

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Answers (6)

Posted by: anonymous_9363 5 years ago
Red Belt
2
Since the MSI is meant to 32-bit, ensure you set the Template Summary back again. Or, more simply, don't bother futzing with the MSI and just document the acceptance of the ICE80.
Posted by: mikexmagic 5 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
2
Thx for your help!
In the meanwhile I also found out a working solution:

1) Add a row in FeatureComponents table for an always installed feature
2) Add a row in Component table and set the Attribute field to 256
3) Add a row in the Registry table and set the Component field to the created obove

The attribute 256 reroutes to the 64bit path. Found it here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa368007(v=vs.85).aspx


Posted by: apptopack 5 years ago
Red Belt
1

I have written a blog post now and have explained how to achieve this using Installshield.

http://www.itninja.com/blog/view/how-to-write-to-64bit-registry-path-from-a-32bit-msi-using-a-mst

Hope it would help you to achieve it using ORCA too.

Posted by: apptopack 5 years ago
Red Belt
0
Make that component having the registry as 64-bit.But you would have to resolve ICE error by editing the template summary again.

Comments:
  • Ah, sorry. Cant follow :-( Can you explain it a bit more for msi newbies? ;-) - mikexmagic 5 years ago
    • What tool are you using to repackage(Create MST)? - apptopack 5 years ago
Posted by: apptopack 5 years ago
Red Belt
0
VBScab is correct. You can omit the ICE 80 instead of messing the MSI.
Posted by: apptopack 5 years ago
Red Belt
0
Either way you can achieve the output. Thanks for sharing your workaround.
 
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