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VB6: Why is Setup.exe so slow?

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I have an application that installs 115 files.  The cab file generated by the Package Deployment wizard is around 50 megabytes.  When I run setup, it is slower than dirt!  Each file being installed takes over a minute or so on my P200 with 80MB of RAM.

Why is this?  Much smaller test programs that I have generated seem to go much faster.  Is there a good reason or solution for this?

Is there an InstallShield program that works well with VB6 that anyone recommends?

Thanks,

Lankford
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Make it so the setup program puts the files into separate smaller CAB files instead of one large CAB file so searching the CAB file for the files inside them takes much less time. This is why Windows 95 and 98 come on about 2 dozen separate cab files instead of one big one.
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I can't believe it was that simple and that I didn't try that!!!  Doh!

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