[wix-users] [EXTERNAL] - Time taken by MSI to start installation / uninstallation

Ven H venh.123 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 9 06:30:54 PDT 2017

In my case, all I have is just a single small text file in the installer.
That's why I am not able to understand the time taken.


On Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 6:51 PM, Lewis Henderson via wix-users <
wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org> wrote:

> Hi Ven,
> You haven't given much to go on, but I had a similar thing happen with one
> of my installs.  In my case, it was a couple of registry/directory searches
> that went awry and ended up searching for a file starting at the root
> directory.  This caused a significant delay starting the
> install/uninstall.  Once I fixed the search, things went fine again.
> This is just a shot in the dark, so your mileage may vary.
>                                 Lewis
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> Subject: [EXTERNAL] - [wix-users] Time taken by MSI to start installation
> / uninstallation
> After creating an MSI with WiX, when we right click on it and select
> Install, it takes a long time (around 30 seconds or more) to start
> installation, even though it has only one small text file in it. The same
> thing happens during uninstallation also. Can anyone tell me the reason for
> this and also, how to fix this?4
> Regards,
> Venkatesh
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