[wix-users] Disallowing Old Bundle/MsiProduct from Installing when they have different UpgradeCodes

Hoover, Jacob Jacob.Hoover at greenheck.com
Fri May 25 09:35:20 PDT 2018

RelatedBundle, assuming your using a recent version of WiX.

When you make BundleC, add a RelatedBundle referencing A, then A's detection logic will see C as a newer version.

If your allowing the MSI to be installed without your bundle, you would need to use the same UpgradeCode to allow the old MSI to see that a newer version is installed.


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From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf Of Edwin Castro via wix-users
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Subject: [wix-users] Disallowing Old Bundle/MsiProduct from Installing when they have different UpgradeCodes

Suppose I start with a BundleA with upgrade code A which installs MsiProductB with upgrade code B. Later we retired BundleA/MsiProductB and replace it with BundleC with upgrade code C which installs MsiProductD with upgrade code D. The versions for BundleC and MsiProductD are always higher than BundleA and MsiProductB. BundleC and MsiProductD are authored so that they automatically upgrade BundleA and MsiProductB.

Suppose that a customer installs BundleC/MsiProductD on a system and then, later, erroneously attempts to install BundleA/MsiProductB. Since BundleA/MsiProductB do not know about BundleC/MsiProductD at all they contain no searches or launch conditions to avoid installing them when the newer BundleC/MsiProductD are already installed.

Of course, I could create new versions of BundleA/MsiProductB that do know about BundleC/MsiProductD and contain the appropriate searches and launch conditions but that doesn't help me with old versions that don't know about them!

Has anybody ran into something similar? If so, how did you try to avoid the old stuff installing and breaking the newer stuff?

Edwin G. Castro

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