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Vista and Removing files RRS feed

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  • Hi

    I have an application which installs a file  called remove.exe and then other components using Windows Installer - this exe gets invoked when I uninstall the application - the exe calls msiexec  /x to remove the application but because the exe is part of the install I am getting a warning error message telling me that I have an opened file and need to close it - so msiexec is trying to delete remove.exe but remove.exe is still in memory as it has not terminated until msiexec is finished - it sounds like an installer problem but this works fine in XP,Win2000,Win98,WinME  so it looks like something specific to Vista - anyone any ideas how to get around this without having to rewrite all of my setup logic.

    Friday, July 7, 2006 4:19 PM

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  • hi

     my computer  Remove Windows Vista

    Monday, July 10, 2006 12:15 AM
  • Sounds like build 5308 and below, this is mostly fixed in Beta 2

    Msiexec was having issues with 50% of the applications I tested in 5308

    Tuesday, July 25, 2006 11:26 PM