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On some of my company's computers, there are two positions of Fire Fox (old and current version) in Control Panel Uninstall list (only one FF is installed). I found that it's because of a wrong registry entry in: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Uninstall\Mozilla Firefox (old version of FF here).

After deleting it, Uninstall list looks fine, but our inventory can't find any Firefox on that computer now, coz there isn't an entry of a current version.

So I figured that it reads the version from that very entry.

Now, is there any way to edit the old reg entry, so it will update to a new version of FF? I just need to change the location from which OCS reads software info.

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Let start with Power Shell's PSDrive provider, which opens the door to the registry.

Thus you can type: I reminder that HKLM is an abbreviation of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, which is well-known to Power Shell.

There is also the users section of the registry at HKCU.

Let us go back a step, this is how you make the connection between Power Shell, the registry, and the file system; simply type: Get-PSDrive a) Using the familiar aliases cd and DIR Learning Points Note 2: You need that colon, thus type HKLM: (and not plain HKLM) Note 3: The backslash makes sure that you connect to the root of HKLM.


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