Bug 10505 - Registry keys created by the MSI installer are not removed on uninstall
Summary: Registry keys created by the MSI installer are not removed on uninstall
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Android ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Windows
: Low minor
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Marek Habersack
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Reported: 2013-02-21 04:10 UTC by Marek Habersack
Modified: 2016-08-03 15:24 UTC (History)
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Description Marek Habersack 2013-02-21 04:10:25 UTC
The installer script marks the keys as 'create and remove on uninstall' but it seems they are not removed (at least not in all cases). WIX reference-counts the GUIDs so if more than one package uses the same GUID for a component, the component (and thus the regkey it created) won't be removed.
Comment 1 Marek Habersack 2014-07-11 07:06:29 UTC
No longer the case.