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Signalman7500

Registry locaton for FSX

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Having no problems with fsuipc.  Just a technical question.

I recently re-installed fsupic  v. 4.955c (registered) and was looking at the FSUIPC4 Install.log and found the following:

"Looking in registry for FSX install path:
     HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator\10.0
     Parameter"SetupPath"
... >>>  OK! FOUND FSX!  <<< ...
     SetupPath=E:\Flight Simulator X\"

 

Just out of curiosity, I opened up the registry editor and clicked the path as listed in the log above.  I got as far as "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE_SOFTWARE.   But  "'Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator\10.0" was not listed.

Eventually, I did locate  "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator\10.0".

So my question relates to the apparent discrepancy of what was reported in the FSUIPC log and what I found when I checked the registry on my computer.  That is,  the FSUIPC installer, according to the log, found the reference to Flight Simulator X in "HKEY_Local Machine but when I checked the Registry on my computer, the Flight Simulator X entry was located in HKEY_Current_User.

 

Thanks

Bob

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Signalman7500 said:

"Looking in registry for FSX install path:
     HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator\10.0
     Parameter"SetupPath"
... >>>  OK! FOUND FSX!  <<< ...
     SetupPath=E:\Flight Simulator X\"

Just out of curiosity, I opened up the registry editor and clicked the path as listed in the log above.  I got as far as "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE_SOFTWARE.   But  "'Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator\10.0" was not listed.

64-bit Windows re-maps the registry entries for 32-bit programs to "Wow6432Node", so the actual path seen in the Registry Editor is:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator\10.0

This mapping is invisible to the programs accessing the registry, though they can be explicit if they want (I think! Never tried, as I like to keep it compatible with32-bit Windows versions).

If the Installer doesn't find it there it will look in the Current User place. But I think the parameter is different there (InstallPath)?

Pete

 

 

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