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SnAzBaZ
09-23-2009, 06:08 AM
I am trying to create an x64 installer for a x64 application. I have set my INSTALLDIR to:

[ProgramFiles64Folder]\Company\Product

I can now see that all my files are listed under ProgramFiles64Folder in the "Files" list. However when I then execute the compiled installer on an x64 machine, the "Ready to Install" window shows the Destination Folder as "Program Files (x86)" and not "Program Files" as I would expect.

Does InstallShield Express 2010 not support 64bit installers ?

Thanks!

MichaelU
09-23-2009, 03:30 PM
Windows Installer will only use 64-bit folders if the Template Summary of the Summary Information Stream is set to, e.g., x64;1033. You can set this in the General Information view.

SnAzBaZ
09-23-2009, 03:46 PM
Windows Installer will only use 64-bit folders if the Template Summary of the Summary Information Stream is set to, e.g., x64;1033. You can set this in the General Information view.

Michael,

Thanks for the reply. Can you explain how I access the "Template Summary of the Summary Information Stream in the General Information view" from InstallShield 2010 EXPRESS edition.

Thanks.

MichaelU
09-23-2009, 03:47 PM
Oh, sorry, my mistake (I missed which forum I was reading). The Express edition of InstallShield doesn't support creating 64-bit installations. While you can edit this with other tools (which we do not support), the InstallShield way of support 64-bit installations requires the Professional or Premier edition.

SnAzBaZ
09-23-2009, 03:53 PM
Oh, sorry, my mistake (I missed which forum I was reading). The Express edition of InstallShield doesn't support creating 64-bit installations. While you can edit this with other tools (which we do not support), the InstallShield way of support 64-bit installations requires the Professional or Premier edition.

Thanks. That is disappointing to hear that you cannot support basic file copy to a Program Files folder within your expensive installation tool. Oh well, will have to see what the competition can do, and check into a potential "miss selling" case.