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    Question OffCat won't install on Win7 machine

    I am trying to install the Office Configuration Analyzer (OffCat) v2.x on my Win7 computer (I had no problem installing it on my Win10 laptop.) Trouble is, I keep getting an error message that says the installer could not open the key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER32\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Cur rentVersion\Run. I also get one for HKEY_CURRENT_USER32\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Cur rentVersion\InstallerFolders. I suspect there may be others, but I never see them because I terminate the installer & it tells me the software didn't install (well, DUH!).

    The really big problem and I suspect the source of the problem is that there is no registry key labelled: HKEY_CURRENT_USER32. There is one labelled HKEY_CURRENT_USER, but not _USER32.

    Any suggestions on how to fix the problem?

    thanks!

    PS: For reasons unknown to me the word CURRENT in the keys above are broken up. They do not appear that way in the description of the problem and that's not how I typed them in here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HenWin View Post
    For reasons unknown to me the word CURRENT in the keys above are broken up. They do not appear that way in the description of the problem and that's not how I typed them in here!
    It's because the BBS software doesn't like strings longer than 50 characters, and so inserts a blank after the fiftieth character. It's a "feature"!

    You're right that there is no registry hive HKEY_CURRENT_USER32 - why your Office Configuration Analyzer (OffCat) v2.x thinks there should be is a mystery.

    A search for HKEY_CURRENT_USER32 gives a number of hits, which may be of help. Possibly...
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