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07-06-2011, 03:22 PM
I'm a newbee to these forums and a beginner user of InstallShield Express 2011.

I am trying to figure out how to remove previous desktop icons of an installation. I created an Upgrade Path and added the "Upgrade Code" in the Installation Designer under Upgrade Paths so that the previouse version will be overwritten.

When I go to install the new version, I end up with 2 icons on the desktop. The icons contain version numbers so I need to have the previous icon version removed.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


07-07-2011, 12:48 AM
I think you have not configured your latest msi for upgrades properly.
Look here:

Properly configured upgrades will take care of shortcut removal.

07-07-2011, 12:50 AM
If you have any specific needs, MInor Upgrade for example, the steps would be different.
A minor Upgrade can be a full msi package or a patch.
As you are new, I would go into the details only if you truly need that.