Install Overwrites Newer Files
Posted on 1998-10-11
In Windows 95, App Install/Setups used to give a warning when an install of an app was going to overwrite an existing file having a newer date/version than the file to be installed. Then it would allow you to keep the existing file or let the overwrite happen. I think I have only seen that once under Win98.
Is there some system option I can set to get that feature back or is it a function in each app install that firms have just stopped using? Or might there be a Setup or Install command line option that can be used? InstallShield seems to have the necessary options, for example, but how do I invoke them?
While I have my system pretty well in order using SFC, there are times when knowing of a change after the fact is not as good as having the opportunity to stop the change before it happens.