View Full Version : System Search Wizard Registry Key Problem

05-04-2008, 08:11 AM
I'd like to install a LabVIEW Run-time Engine from my installation CD if the RTE has NOT been installed previously. so far, I have:
1. Created a custom action that points to the exe that I'd like to install
2. Went into the "Condition Builder"
3. Selected the "Software" tab and "Create New Requirement"
4. Selected "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" as the "Registry Root"
5. Copied the registry key from REGEDIT and pasted it into "Registry Key"

The copied key appears as:

The condition is set to run the custom action when this condition is NOT met. But the custom action runs when I test it on this PC.

Any help???

05-04-2008, 05:14 PM
Perhaps remove HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE from the beginning of the copied subkey?

05-04-2008, 08:40 PM
Thanks for the reply, but this did not work. To simplify things, I made the condition a requirement of the install and I have a dialog box that says "Key not Found" on startup.

I changed the key to:
Key was not found

Backslash was not accepted in System Search Wizard

Key was not found

So I'm afraid I'm overlooking something simple, but there's not much to this. And this seems like a high level function to be not working properly. Is there a useful tutorial/example/help topic to explain the correct syntax??