Issue 75760 - Registry key soffice.exe not updated when upgrading OOo
Summary: Registry key soffice.exe not updated when upgrading OOo
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Product: Installation
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.1
Hardware: PC Windows 2000
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Reported: 2007-03-26 20:07 UTC by cbrunet
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:26 UTC (History)
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Description cbrunet 2007-03-26 20:07:07 UTC
On many Windows 2000 computers, I realized that after updating from OOo 2.0.3 to
OOo 2.1, I wasn't able anymore to associate a file with OOo using 'Open
with...'. 2.1 was in the program list, but with no icon, and when
selecting it, it wasn't launching.

I investigated, and I realized the problem was the
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\soffice.exe subkeys that were still pointing to 2.0 instead of OOo 2.1.

This key wasn't present on all computers, and wasn't the same on each computers,
so I suppose that it wasn't created by the OOo installer, but by Windows. I
think the installer should check if that key exists, and update or delete it if
it is the case.
Comment 1 Olaf Felka 2007-03-27 09:15:08 UTC
See issue 45477. The registry keys are left by the uninstall of 2.0.3.
@ dv/is: Is there a chance to add some custome action to install/upgrade
procedure to remove any old registry key? I don't see a chance to make it with a
manageable efford for each released OOo 2.x version.