How does the MySQL Server MSI installer check for an existing installation?

(Doc ID 1486418.1)

Last updated on MARCH 28, 2017

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 5.5 to 5.5 [Release 5.5]
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)

Goal

How does the MySQL Server MSI based installer detect an existing installation, so that an upgrade is done rather than a new install?
 

Solution

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