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12-11-2001, 01:00 AM
I only want our application to run on Windows NT/2000/XP.

I have a launch condition which stops the setup from being installed on
Win9x/ME operating systems.

Question: When I build a release do I still need to include the Windows
Installer version of InstMsi.exe for Win9x/ME version? (at the moment I am
including both).

Surely launch conditions are evaluated by the Windows Installer itself; what
happens if a user tries to install on a Win9x/ME PC that does not have
Windows Installer installed? how is the launch conditione evaluated?

Or is this platform checking taken care in the InstMsi.exe or setup.exe?

I am using Developer 7.01.

-Alastair

NewsArchive
12-11-2001, 01:00 AM
You'll get an error when the installer tries to run if the user has not
already installed MSI. We're in the same situation with our product, and I
figured I don't need to go out of my way to make sure users on unsupported
systems see pretty error messages.

Jon


"Alastair Cameron" <alastair.cameron@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
news:3c160d05@news.installshield.com...
> I only want our application to run on Windows NT/2000/XP.
>
> I have a launch condition which stops the setup from being installed on
> Win9x/ME operating systems.
>
> Question: When I build a release do I still need to include the Windows
> Installer version of InstMsi.exe for Win9x/ME version? (at the moment I am
> including both).
>
> Surely launch conditions are evaluated by the Windows Installer itself;
what
> happens if a user tries to install on a Win9x/ME PC that does not have
> Windows Installer installed? how is the launch conditione evaluated?
>
> Or is this platform checking taken care in the InstMsi.exe or setup.exe?
>
> I am using Developer 7.01.
>
> -Alastair
>
>
>
>

NewsArchive
12-11-2001, 01:00 AM
You'll get an error when the installer tries to run if the user has not
already installed MSI. We're in the same situation with our product, and I
figured I don't need to go out of my way to make sure users on unsupported
systems see pretty error messages.

Jon


"Alastair Cameron" <alastair.cameron@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
news:3c160d05@news.installshield.com...
> I only want our application to run on Windows NT/2000/XP.
>
> I have a launch condition which stops the setup from being installed on
> Win9x/ME operating systems.
>
> Question: When I build a release do I still need to include the Windows
> Installer version of InstMsi.exe for Win9x/ME version? (at the moment I am
> including both).
>
> Surely launch conditions are evaluated by the Windows Installer itself;
what
> happens if a user tries to install on a Win9x/ME PC that does not have
> Windows Installer installed? how is the launch conditione evaluated?
>
> Or is this platform checking taken care in the InstMsi.exe or setup.exe?
>
> I am using Developer 7.01.
>
> -Alastair
>
>
>
>

NewsArchive
12-11-2001, 01:00 AM
You'll get an error when the installer tries to run if the user has not
already installed MSI. We're in the same situation with our product, and I
figured I don't need to go out of my way to make sure users on unsupported
systems see pretty error messages.

Jon


"Alastair Cameron" <alastair.cameron@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
news:3c160d05@news.installshield.com...
> I only want our application to run on Windows NT/2000/XP.
>
> I have a launch condition which stops the setup from being installed on
> Win9x/ME operating systems.
>
> Question: When I build a release do I still need to include the Windows
> Installer version of InstMsi.exe for Win9x/ME version? (at the moment I am
> including both).
>
> Surely launch conditions are evaluated by the Windows Installer itself;
what
> happens if a user tries to install on a Win9x/ME PC that does not have
> Windows Installer installed? how is the launch conditione evaluated?
>
> Or is this platform checking taken care in the InstMsi.exe or setup.exe?
>
> I am using Developer 7.01.
>
> -Alastair
>
>
>
>