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[2008 EE] Install MSU

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 14:23

at our company we have Install Shield 2008 Express Edition (Version 14). We have a application which uses old HLP files as Help System. Windows Vista and 7 do not natively support this format anymore.

But there are available updates on the Microsoft site that install a HLP Viewer on Vista/7: http://www.microsoft...&displayLang=en as MSU files.

There are two editions: 32bit and 64bit.

How can i now:

In my setup.exe detect the windows version (Vista/7/Server 2008) and the bit version (32/64bit) and based on the detection install the correct msu file?

I found on the internet this: http://community.ins...3&highlight=MSU but i cant find the prerequisite editor in IS. Is it possible to resolve my problem in my edition of InstallShield?

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 13:47

According to Microsoft's terms, you're not allowed to redistribute those Windows Updates with the legacy Help support as a part of your installation. Instead the user has to manually download & install them.

However, you could add checks to confirm their presence and if they're missing, instruct the user accordingly.

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