Wednesday, October 8, 2008

BUG: April 08 Hotfix for CodeGear RAD Studio Skips Update

I've run into yet another Borland / CodeGear bug - this time with the April 08 Hotfix installer. It says it has successfully applied the Hotfix but it really hasn't and you would have noticed that on the installation summary screen, it says "Current Hotfix Level: 1", instead of 0.

What happened?

Well, to begin with, you'll always run into this issue everytime you have applied this hotfix and then reinstalled CodeGear RAD Studio (i.e. uninstall and reinstall from the original DVD). The registry settings for the HotfixLevel doesn't get cleared.

Workaround is simple. Go to your registry (plenty of registry actions with Borland / CodeGear - I'm sure all of you are used to it by now), and open the following key:


(Note: Assuming you installed RAD Studio for all users. If you've installed it for current user only, look into HKEY_CURRENT_USER and look for this key as well)

In there, you'll find an entry called HotfixLevel and it'll have 1 as its value. Change it to 0 and restart the hotfix. It now correctly detect that it hasn't updated the files and proceed to update them.

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