[wix-users] VC Runtime: Merge Module vs Original installer

Bob Arnson bob at firegiant.com
Tue Aug 29 19:42:12 PDT 2017

The .exe's a bundle and can install ucrt. A merge module can't.

-----Original Message-----
From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf Of Rod Widdowson
Sent: Tuesday, 29 August, 2017 12:48
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Subject: Re: [wix-users] VC Runtime: Merge Module vs Original installer

> vcredist_x*.exe

Why? Apart from the "we got people working in one way so we want them to change?".  What can an exe do that an msm cannot?  And how confident can I be that this will work downstream to those old untrendy versions like RS2 or Windows7?

(and I am aware of the ucrtbased.dll disaster)

Enquiring minds and all that.


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