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We created an MSI file ( MyProgram.MSI), using "Installer Design Studio" (previously MASAI Repackager).
How can we create an executable now to install the program in a Windows XP machine?
 
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by:jkr
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Well, all that your setup program needs to do is to

ShellExecute(NULL,"open","MyProgram.MSI",NULL,NULL,SW_SHOW);
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by:jaimexctsg
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Thanks for the idea, but I am still lost. I can design and implement complete solutions using MS Access database with an SQL backend; but have no idea of how to create a file to do this "ShellExecute" instruction! Please be more specific, I would like to end up with a "Setup.exe" file.
By the way there is an automatic way of doing it in the MAsAI Program itself, but I would like to learn how to do it "by hand".
Thanks again

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by:jaimexctsg
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Does anyone know how to convert the following onstruction into a file that can be exewcuted?
ShellExecute(NULL,"open","MyProgram.MSI",NULL,NULL,SW_SHOW)
Any idea is welcomed
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jkr earned 1000 total points
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Hm, why do you want to create an additional executable anyway? Double-clickicking the .msi file will launch the installer by default.
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OK Thanks!
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