I have just downloaded and installed QGIS Standalone Installer Version 2.14 (64 bit)from this site for a Windows 7 OS. It seems that version 2.16 has been installed too! When I launch a QGIS project, the 2.16 version is loaded automatically... I would like to work with the new LTR version only. My issue is that I can't find any folder related to 2.16 version on my computer (C:\) and version 2.14 only appears in the Add / Remove Programs control panel; therefore I'm not able to uninstall it.

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I think this recently fixed issue is related to your post:

Long term release installer 2.14 installs 2.16 and makes 2.16 default version

  • The issue is supposed to be "Fixed in the latest standalone installers (2.14.4-2 / 2.16.0-3)" but only 2.14.4-1 standalone installer seems to be available on the official website... Is there another repository where I could get the latest exe file?
    – wiltomap
    Jul 19, 2016 at 12:18
  • Change the site language to German, and you will get version 2.14.4-2.
    – AndreJ
    Jul 19, 2016 at 14:47
  • Thanks @AndreJ! I thought all sites were updated at the same time... The french one still doesn't offer the 2.14 LTR version.
    – wiltomap
    Jul 19, 2016 at 19:31
  • You have been impatient. Today all three offer the same.
    – AndreJ
    Jul 20, 2016 at 5:54

If you want to change the version that is started by double-clicking on projects, navigate to

 C:\Program files\QGIS Essen\apps\qgis-ltr\bin\

double-click on qgis.reg, and .qgs files will be opened with the ltr version. Afterwards, you can safely delete the apps\qgis path where 2.16.0 has been installed.


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