Creating a QuickPatch Project

InstallShield 2013

Project: You can create a QuickPatch to update an earlier version of your product only if the earlier version was installed using Windows Installer. The installation for the earlier version of your product must have been created with one of the following project types:

Basic MSI
InstallScript MSI
QuickPatch

A QuickPatch project is recommended for installation authors who want to ship small, single upgrades to their users. QuickPatch authoring provides a simple alternative to creating a patch in the Patch Design view, even though it provides less customization. Fundamentally, both patch creation methods produce the same deliverable types: .msp and .exe files.

To create a QuickPatch project for an existing .msi file or an already existing QuickPatch, use the Create New QuickPatch Wizard.

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