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  1. #1
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    Dec 2006
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    Unanswered: Access 2003 Runtime Version Problem

    I created a 203 runtime version of my application. Everything runs fine. But I ran thru the Package Wizard and created a new install. I need to install the new version of the application but I do not have the .msi from the original install. I cannot install the update until I can remove the old version and I cannot remove the old version with the original msi.

    Is there a way to remove the older version without the original .msi file?

    Thanks

    Greg

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
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    Columbus, OH
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    Smile Msi Guid

    The way that MSI's operate is that each MSI has a unique GUID for their product ID. You would need to create an MSI that has the same GUID as the original MSI. The GUID is saved in the registry. A matching GUID would cause the uninstallation of the original MSI. I am not sure how the Access Runtime packager generates the GUID or where the GUID is placed for that packager. You will have better future control over the MSI file if you use a commercial install tool such as InstallAware.
    Greg Finzer
    http://www.kellermansoftware.com
    .NET Components

  3. #3
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    Feb 2004
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    Columbus, OH
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    Smile Registry Location

    I did some more research to find the path to the installers. In the registry it is HKey_Local_Machine
    Software
    Microsoft
    Windows
    CurrentVersion
    Installer
    UserData
    Products
    InstallProperties

    You may want to search for your product using the product name for someone that already has it installed.
    Greg Finzer
    http://www.kellermansoftware.com
    .NET Components

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