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Shockwave installation location on 64 bit windows

Apr 3, 2012 1:12 AM

I installed Shockwave 11.6.4.634 on both window 7 x64 and win2k8 x64

 

From the windows uninstall registry key [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVer sion\Uninstall\Adobe Shockwave Player]

 

I have:

DisplayName, Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6

UninstallString, "C:\Windows\system32\Adobe\Shockwave 11\uninstaller.exe"

DisplayIcon, ( C:\Windows\system32\Adobe\Shockwave 11\SwInit.exe,0 )

DisplayVersion, 11.6.4.634

HelpLink, http://www.adobe.com/support/shockwave

InstallLocation, C:\Windows\system32\Adobe

Publisher, ( Adobe Systems, Inc. )

URLInfoAbout, http://www.adobe.com

URLUpdateInfo, http://www.adobe.com/software/shockwaveplayer/index.html

VersionMajor, 11

VersionMinor, 1

 

I found that the InstallLocation, C:\Windows\system32\Adobe is not actually exist in my system, and the actual installation location is: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Adobe\Shockwave 11. And of course hte UninstallString doesn't work as well.

 

May I know Is this a bug? Or is there any reason that make it unconsistent with the system?

 
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    Apr 3, 2012 1:56 AM   in reply to Shirley_Xie

    May I know Is this a bug?

    I'd call it sloppy, but you might also call it a bug.

     

    Or is there any reason that make it unconsistent with the system?

    Does Shockwave work on either/both of your 64-bit systems, or does your question mean something else?

     
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    Apr 5, 2012 3:19 AM   in reply to Shirley_Xie

    Interesting observation!  Checking the registry of my Win7 (x64) system, I also found lots of pointers to the non-existent Shockwave 11 folder in system32.

     

    Just out of curiosity I tried to uninstall Shockwave Player (from Programs and Features); no problem, it uninstalled flawlessly.

     
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    Apr 5, 2012 3:42 AM   in reply to Shirley_Xie

    Just our of further curiosity, I went to check the registry again after the uninstall.  All references to Shockwave 11 in system32 have gone; plent of references to syswow64 left.

     
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