View Full Version : Small setup/update not patch

11-19-2001, 09:28 PM
I would like to make available a setup.exe which is not the complete installation, which I have, and run successfully. I want to be able to distribute (make a download available) a setup with just the executable. I use upgrade codes OK for the full setup. But I need to check that the full install is already present on the machine before I allow the update setup.exe to continue. Is there any information someone could point me to for the best way to do this?

11-20-2001, 04:52 PM
The best method I can think of would be through a Patch. This will allow you to distribute just the files you want (instead of the whole install). What it basically does is replace files WITHOUT adding a new entry to the Add/Remove Programs. Also, the patch cannot be applied if the original version is not already installed.

Unfortunately InstallShield Express does not support Patching. You will need to use InstallShield Developer 7 for that.