Friday, July 17, 2015

Installation Testing - The ultimate checklist


This is the second article regarding “installation” testing, in the first article (Add Link) I explained the importance of this testing method and the different testing aspects that involve during the test execution.

In this article, I will review some basic and more advanced test cases/testing ideas that should help you to achieve more from this testing method, please take a long breath because this list is a massive one.

Group 1 – The Environmental Parameters

Disk Space

  • Validate that the required “Minimum” Disk Space is the accurate one.
  • Validate that the application can calculate and report the needed Disk Space at the prerequisite step (Before we will start the actual implementation).
  • Install the application when the Disk space is ‘0’.
  • Validate that the installer can handle situations that require more Disk Space during the installation process.
  • Install the application when the Disk Space is reduced to ‘0’ in the middle of the installation process.
  • Etc.


  • Validate that the installation/Uninstallation process does not cause a registry corruption.
  • Validate that the registry contains the relevant keys with the suitable configuration.
  • Validate that all Keys are removed from the registry when the software is removed from the system.
  • Etc.

File System