[wix-users] Uninstallation of another msi during uninstallation

Alon Dean alondean at gmail.com
Thu Oct 14 12:09:05 PDT 2021

Thank you for the response!
1. OK, thanks
2. From what I read, the upgrade element of msi A can uninstall other msi
(B) *during A's installation. *I want to uninstall B in the process of
If that's possible then I missed how an upgrade element can accomplish
this, can you please explain?

Thanks again

On Thu, Oct 14, 2021 at 7:24 PM Rob Mensching <rob at firegiant.com> wrote:

> 1. Minor upgrades essentially, stomp over the old MSI with the new MSI and
> repair the new MSI. There is no uninstall of the old MSI, it's gone at the
> beginning.
> 2. Yes. The Upgrade element can upgrade *any* other product you can find
> the UpgradeCode for.
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> Subject: [wix-users] Uninstallation of another msi during uninstallation
> Hi,
> I have some general questions about wix/msi:
> 1. During the uninstallation of a minor upgrade, can the upgraded/original
> msi's uninstallation be triggered?
>     Explanation: When I installed a minor upgrade with REINSTALL=v (I only
> want to upgrade the version number) I saw that the original msi is being
> removed from the installer dir.
> 2. During the uninstallation of a msi, can another msi's uninstallation be
> triggered?
> I can elaborate about what i'm trying to accomplish if relevant
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