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Jose Melendez
09-15-2010, 10:59 AM
I want to know, how I can install a msi setup already installed in a client machine, without uninstall the the previous one.

Is possible? :confused:

09-15-2010, 01:40 PM
If you are asking if it is possible to install multiple instances of a product on a system, only the Premier and Professional editions of InstallShield include support. To learn more, see Installing Multiple Instances of Products (http://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/Robo/BIN/Robo.dll?tpc=/robo/projects/installshield17helplib/MultipleInstance.htm).

Jose Melendez
09-15-2010, 02:24 PM

I can configure my installshield project, to unistall the previous version automatically, before install the new version?


Jose Melendez
09-15-2010, 02:29 PM
I need to run a setup program in a client machine, like I do in the old versions of InstallShield. In the old versions, I run a setup program, without uninstall the previous version.

Any help?

09-15-2010, 02:53 PM
Sorry, I'm not quite sure that I understand what you need to do.

Do you want to create an installation that does the following?

If the target system already has an earlier version of your product, the new installation uninstalls the old version automatically and then also installs the new version.
If the target system does not have an earlier version of your product, the new installation behaves as a first-time installation, and it installs the new version of your product.

If that is what you want to do, you need to use the Upgrade Paths view to specify the earlier version of your product and create a major upgrade. Here are links to a few help topics to get you started:

Major Upgrades (http://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/Robo/BIN/Robo.dll?tpc=/robo/projects/isxhelp17/MajorUpgrade.htm)
Working with Upgrades and QuickPatch Projects (http://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/Robo/BIN/Robo.dll?tpc=/robo/projects/isxhelp17/WorkingWithUpgradePatchQP.htm)
Updating the Package Code, the Product Version, and the Product Code (http://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/Robo/BIN/Robo.dll?tpc=/robo/projects/isxhelp17/UpgradeConsiderations.htm)
Creating Full-Installation Upgrades (http://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/Robo/BIN/Robo.dll?tpc=/robo/projects/isxhelp17/CreatingMajorUpgrades.htm)
Adding an Upgrade Item (http://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/Robo/BIN/Robo.dll?tpc=/robo/projects/isxhelp17/AddingMajorUpgradeItem.htm)

Jose Melendez
09-17-2010, 04:32 PM
Correct. That's what I want to do.

Ok, I will check the links. :)