View Full Version : I have an install question. Please Help Me!

10-15-2003, 09:22 AM
If a user performs an installation and then after the installation is completed installs that same program again, InstallShield will wipe out every thing that was loaded on that system.

In other words, IS will ask if the user is sure they want to delete all of these components yes or no. If the user clicks yes to this message, then every file, icon, folder that was loaded is deleted and wipe off the system.

What is the best way to safeguard against this? How should I handle the potential of a user installing on top of the same install?


10-15-2003, 10:01 AM
The app tells the user what it is going to do, and then does it if the user confirms - thats the users problem!

10-15-2003, 10:04 AM
I would suggest you to please visit the following link as it discuss the steps to change your setup as desired by you :


Hope this helps!