Working with Upgrades, Patches, and QuickPatch Projects

InstallShield 2013

Project: This information applies to the following project types:

Basic MSI
InstallScript MSI

If you are going to package your upgrade as a full installation or as a standard patch, you begin by opening the latest version of your project and making the necessary changes, such as adding files and registry entries, as needed.

If you would like to package your upgrade as a QuickPatch, you begin by creating a new project—a QuickPatch project. With a QuickPatch project, you identify which earlier releases should be patched by your QuickPatch.

Refer to the topics in this section to learn how to create major upgrades, minor upgrades, small updates, automatic upgrades, patches, and QuickPatch projects. This section also explains how you can validate your upgrade or patch to determine whether your resulting package will perform its actions correctly.

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