[wix-users] Burn error with large MSI product versions

Joel Budreau joel.budreau at gmail.com
Fri Jan 13 12:13:23 PST 2017

I have an MSI that I want to package into a burn bootstrapper. My MSI has
UpgradeCode references to a different product. I only want to detect if the
other product is installed or not. When I run my custom BA I see the
following log message:

Error 0x800200a: Failed to convert version: to DWORD64 for
ProductCode: ...
Detect failed for package: <my package> ...

So, it looks like the detect phase of my new bootstrapper will fail because
some other product is using a build number that's too large.

What's the recommended workaround here? Use some other mechanism besides
the Upgrade table to detect if the other product is installed?


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