[wix-users] A burn query

Christopher Painter chrpai at iswix.com
Mon Oct 14 10:43:44 PDT 2019

I can't tell you how many clients I've had that could benefit from your hypothetical "Fire"  application.  It's not in the budget to create one for someone (not even close)  so I do the hacking to display the internal MSI UI.

I feel a little dirty doing it (and explain why I feel that way)  but the experience works and the price is right.

I really wish "Fire" existed because the old InstallShield  setup prereqs model (pre suite installers)  worked just fine for me.

An alternative to fire would be a premade custom bootstrapper application that allowed me to efficiently port the UI / business rules from the MSI to Burn.

The key in all these scenarios is it needs to be quick and easy cheap.  These aren't in-house applications where I'm on staff and can spend weeks or months developing something that's beyond amazing.

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Burn's not a fire-and-forget bootstrapper. http://www.joyofsetup.com/2013/07/05/burn-zero-one-or-n/

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Subject: [wix-users] A burn query

Hi all,

Is it possible to use Burn to simply extract and run an msi using the normal msi user interface?
I have a 32 and 64 bit msi that I want to compress in a single executable and then run the appropriate msi depending on the bitness of the target system on which the executable is extracted.
Any help appreciated.

Kind regards

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