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Desktop Plugins: automatically clean up the registry entries before installing the newest version if any older version is already existing.

CHANGE REQUEST:

Build something into a new version of the installer which automatically cleans up the registry entries before installing the newest version if any older version is already existing.

REASON FOR CHANGE:
Customer has had problems getting plugins to work on some client machines after upgrading from an older version.
As a workaround, they found that uninstalling the old version, completely removing registry entries here:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IBM\Social Connectors\
and
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\IBM\Social Connectors\,
and then installing the latest version works.

To save all that work however, customer is hoping for a new installer which will completely remove any bad registry entries when upgrading from the previous version.

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  • Dec 17 2018
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