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mhenning
Posted: July 12, 2005 08:58 am
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I am looking for some help. I have some custom software that was written in VB6. This software also has some dlls that were created in .net. This software has 2 versions, previously, we had the users backup the data files, un-install the old version , then install the new version. We are using the tools built into visual studio.net and Visual Basic 6.0 to create the install packages. I would like to use this patch factory to simplify the patch process obviously, but I am having some trouble.

I setup patch factory with each version of our software, and indicated all of the files (except the data-files) that are associated with our software for each version. I build the patch and run it on an old system. The files appear to be changing properly, however when the application starts , it invokes the windows installer and is attempting to repair the old version of the software. Can you guys offer any guidance on how to correct this problem?

I checked that the files are being properly modified by moving them to a system that had the newer version installed. WHen I replace the files on the installed new version with files from the patched new version, it seems to be behaving.
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Posted: July 12, 2005 09:24 am
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Thanks for your interest in our product.

Most likely during startup of your program a call to windows installer occurs, which in its turn controls the integrity of your program files.

After detecting of their inconsistency it runs the repairing procedure automatically.
Renewing the service information of the windows installer is a quite complicated procedure and we do not advise you to perform it manually.

The only solution that we currently can suggest you is to turn off the consistency check for your application files in windows installer (on your own risk) or not to use the windows installer but some less complicated install generator.


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Posted: March 26, 2015 07:14 am
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Posted: June 08, 2015 08:29 pm
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I setup patch factory with each version of our software, and indicated all of the files (except the data-files) that are associated with our software for each version. I build the patch and run it on an old system. The files appear to be changing properly, however when the application starts , it invokes the windows installer and is attempting to repair the old version of the software. Can you guys offer any guidance on how to correct this problem?
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Posted: June 10, 2015 04:03 pm
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Posted: June 11, 2015 08:39 am
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Posted: June 11, 2015 10:28 am
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Posted: June 11, 2015 02:02 pm
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Posted: June 12, 2015 09:49 am
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