Windows registry key InstallLocation

Bug #1697212 reported by Liviu Ionescu on 2017-06-10
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GNU Arm Embedded Toolchain

Bug Description

I know that in bug I asked you to add the key 'InstallFolder', but I'm afraid I made a mistake, the correct Microsoft key is named


Please update your setup to use the correct key name.

Thank you,


Liam Young (gnuoy) wrote :

Hi Liviu, thanks for taking the time to raise the bug. Could you point me at where Microsoft say that InstallLocation is preferred please?

Liviu Ionescu (ilg) wrote :

that's a good question!

I'm not a Microsoft specialist, so I do not really know where to search for. but, if I remember right, Microsoft requires only the uninstall keys, and in the list of uninstall keys, there is one named "InstallLocation".

the key used in the install section might be optional, to help applications like IDEs to identify existing software.

if you do not find the exact specs, you may look inside an actual registry for some more or less standard Microsoft applications, I guess you will find "InstallLocation".

The closest I could find to a documentation of InstallLocation is

I don't think this says it is the standard location for Windows application though, I think it says that's what Microsoft applications uses.

Changed in gcc-arm-embedded:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
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