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06-28-2004, 11:56 AM
someone has given me an MSI file?

I have been given an installer (uncompressed) including an MSI file. Person said i can create a MST file to change the product name, product code, and package code of the installer.
does anyone here know how to do this?

06-29-2004, 12:42 AM

You can do it by using transform wizard. Wizard creates MST based on differences between two msi packages


06-29-2004, 11:26 AM
but i do not have 2 MSI files, only one

06-30-2004, 12:30 AM
Try Copy/Paste to make second msi. Then just do what person said: change the product name etc. for a copy of msi. You can use program called ORCA (included in Windows Installer SDK) for editing msi files.

06-30-2004, 11:54 AM
but isn't that just basically modifying the MSI file? can i just do that instead?

07-01-2004, 03:26 AM
Sure you can. If you don't need MST then just edit your original MSI.

07-05-2004, 02:11 PM
i can change the package code/product code in the MSI, but somehow even if i change the product name, the name that appears in the Add/Remove Programs is still the original one...

any suggestions?