Bug 80232 - Startup group from previous version is emptied but not removed
Summary: Startup group from previous version is emptied but not removed
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Installation (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) rc
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: noRepro: noRepro:4.4....
Keywords: regression
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-06-19 13:04 UTC by Pedro
Modified: 2015-01-09 14:04 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Pedro 2014-06-19 13:04:14 UTC
When updating to the Startup menu group from previous version (in my case 4.2) was emptied but not removed.

This regression was observed under Windows XP Pro x86 SP3 and Windows 7 Pro x64
Comment 1 V Stuart Foote 2014-06-19 14:10:16 UTC
@Pedro, is the empty LibreOffice 4.2 Start Menu Program Group still present after reboot?

Believe reboot is required to clear the start menu cache. If still there following reboot, then there could be a missing custom action from the installer package.

Comment 2 Pedro 2014-06-19 17:14:29 UTC
@Stuart, I didn't reboot. Windows does not require a reboot to remove program groups. 

The problem seems to be that the installer fails to remove the program group. I have tested with releases from 4.2 and 4.1 branch and the same happens.

BTW please change the status to UNCONFIRMED
Comment 3 Pedro 2015-01-09 11:03:32 UTC
This bug still applies to the 4.4 branch under Windows 7 x64 (tested with Version:
Build ID: 1ba9640ddd424f1f535c75bf2b86703770b8cf6f
Locale: pt_PT)
Comment 4 V Stuart Foote 2015-01-09 14:04:52 UTC
Works correctly on Windows 7 sp1, 64-bit en-US with 4.4.0 rc2
Build ID: a3603970151a6ae2596acd62b70112f4d376b990
Locale: en_US

Also, can not reproduce with Windows XP sp3 32-bit en-US running on VMWare Workstation

STV -- on Windows XP

1. Fresh new install of LibreOffice_4.3.5.2_Win_x86.msi
2. verify install is recorded to StartMenu -- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\LibreOffice 4.3
3. open a few documents to populate LO Start Center and exit
4. Install LibreOffice_4.4.0.2_Win_x86.msi
5. open Start Center -- recent documents from old profile present? Yes.
5. open StartMenu folder in Windows explorer shell--C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs

Has the "LibreOffice 4.3" group been emptied and removed? Yes.
Is there only a "LibreOffice 4.4" group present and populated with launchers? Yes

Resolved? Looks to be.