How to Upgrade Software with a Windows Installer Package

One of the things that you often want to do when creating a Windows Installer using WiX is to uninstall the existing product before installing the new one.  This is referred to as doing a “major upgrade”.  The way to pull this off is to add the following WiX snippet to your .wxs file:<Wix xmlns=”http://schemas.microsoft.com/wix/2006/wi”…

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Assembly Probing and Windows Installer

Some platform features are like the stuff hiding under rocks at the seashore. No, I don’t mean the one’s that are slimey and stinky. I’m talking about the one’s that are interesting but hard to spot. But, all you need to do is catch a glimpse of them and lift the rock… Sometime last year,…

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