[wix-users] Failed to convert version when upgrading previous Installshield install

Tobias S tobias.s1979 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 21 06:12:26 PDT 2017

when googling for "0x8002000a: Failed to convert version: to DWORD64 for
ProductCode" this heads to several issues with wrong version numbers.
Consider e.g. https://github.com/dotnet/cli/issues/1473 for better
understanding and always try to stick to the versioning as described in
. Consider correct versioning as highest importance when using Windows
Installer. Also consider "outside" versioning and "inside" versioning can
be different ("Outside" versioning the things the customer sees like e.g.
ProductName:MyProduct 2018 - "Inside" versioning things only developers see
like e.g. in that case 18.xxx.xxxxx)

InstallShield doesn't care about correct versions unfortunately. We also
had to fight with issues when using minor versions higher than the allowed

For the issue: Not sure whether this might be fixed in newer wix builds.
Maybe try that. Otherwise think possible maybe by custom BA.

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