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Should I download the .msi or the .exe file for Foxit Phantom PDF Suite?

Should I download the .msi or the .exe file for Foxit Phantom PDF Suite?
I think the .msi file is for Windows 32-bit (I have a HP Compaq nx7300 32-bit Windows XP SP3 Pro).

What are the main difference between the two installation files for the same application?: Foxit Phantom PDF Suite?
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Jackie ManCommented:
Fo end user which install the software in front of a computer screen, there is no difference.

msi package is designed for the IT administrator of a office who use domain to administer the networked computers of the users under the domain. As it is possible to remotely deploy the software using msi package when the user logon to the domain.
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BitsBytesandMoreCommented:
MSI's are used to deploy remotely to specific clients... In your case there would be no difference on which one you use..
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BitsBytesandMoreCommented:
Wow.... we both posted at the same time exactly.... :)
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Jackie ManCommented:
If you have 100 or 1000 computers in your office network, you will know the time difference to update/install software if there is no msi package. With msi package, IT administrator can just push the software to the selected or all end users and the software will automatically installed without having the IT administrator to go to every user to install the software.
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Jackie ManCommented:
Yeah... and with much or less same answer too...
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BitsBytesandMoreCommented:
hermesalpha .... In your case.... it is irrelevant which one you choose ...... they will both work. If you have the choice, an msi is more flexible since you can use it for both.

Bits....
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FayazCommented:
You may use eaither pack, but see the deifference (should not have an impact on your installation).
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_difference_between_exe_and_and_msi
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ndivaniCommented:
for single machine using *.exe is better for end users. Sometimes msi files can make problem with version of microsoft installer. If you don't use mass deployment so no need to use *.msi packaged installation.  
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Nizam
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