[wix-users] Uppercase Registry Key

David Watson dwatson at sdl.com
Thu Mar 16 01:31:33 PDT 2017

The registry on windows is like the file system and is not case sensitive.

Look at the log to see what it says it is doing with that component.


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-----Original Message-----
From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf Of Walter Dexter
Sent: 16 March 2017 01:51
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Subject: Re: [wix-users] Uppercase Registry Key

I don't know for sure but I'd be more suspicious of it being a 32-bit installer, 64-bit OS, and maybe a .Net application. That stuff gets weird fast.

> On Mar 15, 2017, at 7:18 PM, Scott Ferguson <Scott.Ferguson at a2ktechnologies.co.nz> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a user whose 'Software' registry key is all uppercase, i.e. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE. This is a windows 10 OS. I have not seen the key in all caps before.
> The reason I am writing is my installer didn't install the registry keys and I am wondering if the case matters?
> Is the value of the Key attribute case sensitive when installing registry keys?
> Here is a snippet of my registryValue node and notice in the Key attribute the value has 'Software' in camel case not all caps like I found in the user's computer i.e. SOFTWARE.
>        <RegistryValue Root="HKCU" Key="Software\[MANUFACTURER]\[PRODUCTNAME]" Name="InstallFolder"
>                       Value="[INSTALLFOLDER]" Type="string" KeyPath="yes" />
> Regards,
> Scott Ferguson
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