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I hope I can make my question clear.  I am using the package and deployment with VB6 to create an installation file for a project.  When I start the installation (clicking the setup.exe) there is a form window that is displayed for a few seconds that displays "Copying files, please stand by".  The title of this window as well as the text on it can be customized in the first couple of lines in the setup.lst file within the package folder.  I am trying to change the properties of this window(ie, size, color...,etc).  I don't see it in the setup1.vbp project VB6 uses for installation.
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by:hes
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Look in the frmSetup1 (setup1.frm)
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by:Daron1
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I'm looking in the setup1.frm, but doesn't mention that form.  Heres the first lines in the setup.lst

[Bootstrap]
SetupTitle=Install
SetupText=Copying files, please stand by.

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by:Vbmaster
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Because VB programs can not be executed without having the dependency files installed, Microsoft has created a small program in C/C++ (I guess) that just copies all dependency files needed to execute the actual setup program. Therefore that starting program (window) has nothing to do with the Setup1.vbp project.
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by:Daron1
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I think so too.  The setup.exe file in the vb folder is used for all setups created.  I'm starting to wonder if it is even possible to get to that form.
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by:oviv
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It can not be edited.  Sorry!!
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The comments above are correct.  VB applications will not run without certain system files installed (DLL's, etc.)  These files are listed in the "
[Bootstrap Files]" section of Setup.LST.  The Package & Deployment Wizard creates "setup.exe" to install these files (or update them to a more recent version if necessary).  During the setup process, "setup.exe" runs and when it is finished, it spawns "setup1.exe" which is a VB application created by the P&D Wizard.  The Setup1.vbp project is the source code behind "setup1.exe."  There is no way to modify Microsoft's "stock" setup.exe file (aside from the few things available in Setup.LST)--If you want it to look different, you will have to write your own program in C/C++ to correctly install/update/register the files in [Bootstrap Files].
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