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11-23-2004, 04:18 PM
I am getting the following error at the end of an Install that I created with Install Shield X Express, " Error 1406. Could not write value VersionMajor to key UNKNOWN\Products\653F97670FD9fAA448063D3E686E1E5AB\InstallProperties. "
Any Ideas what is causing this? :confused:

11-25-2004, 02:02 AM

Hope the link below may give you some tips to explore on the issue.If you could not able to fix it please let me know whether you face the issue still.



01-12-2006, 10:37 AM
I had this exact same error.
Turns out I had put '1b' for a Product Properties version number (since I had named an earlier version '1' and made some minor changes).
I removed the 'b' , re-compiled and the error went away.

02-23-2007, 05:02 AM
I found some more interesting details on this topic.
The article mentioned above claims that alphanumeric symbols are not allowed and cause the error. But, the following version runs ok:
2.1.0 RC 1
2.0 RC 1
throws the mentioned error.
Thus, I suppose the version might start with 3 numbers separated by dot and then anything can be appended, except for some special symbols maybe (I'm not experienced in Regex to compile correct expression).

And, of course, you should use Direct Editor for this, the Product Properties are validated stricter.
Anyway, IS sometimes seems "a dark chest of wonders" for me;)