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InstallShield: Update DLLs with the same version numbers

Posted on 2012-03-21
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Hi All,

I have a Quick patch to update installation system files and cannot force it to overwrite existing DLLs with the same versions, even if the Overwrite Any Existing Files checkbox checked.

How could I do it? We have several 3rd party DLLs with the same version numbers and need to select a right one for some installation updates.

Please help.

Thanks
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What version of InstallShield are you using?
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2010
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Have you tried putting a letter 'a' in the REINSTALLMODE value? That is supposed to make InstallShield ignore its normal versioning rules.

Make sure you check out this information as well in order to avoid it asking for a prior setup CD:
Preventing a Patch from Requiring Access to the Original Installation Source
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Where is that setting in Quick Patch of Installshield 2010? I think it is not applicable as was replaced by Overwrite Any Existing Files checlbox.
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It is a command line option. Take a look at this (for InstallShield Express 2010) -
Applying a QuickPatch

The Overwrite Any Existing Files checkbox is supposed to allow overwriting only specific files, whereas the REINSTALLMODE property makes everything overwrite - so if that's not what you want, this wouldn't be good anyway. However, either way, it looks like a lot of people are having similar issues (not that this is very helpful, but at least you know, if you didn't before, that you're not alone ;)

Oh, yeah, you would need to add a letter 'a' to the default 'omus' value to make it do the overwrite.
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