Patching - Uninstall

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nfalzone
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Patching - Uninstall

Postby nfalzone » Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:28 am

I have successfully created a patch for my application, I can't seem to find a setting which allows the Patch to be uninstalled leaving the previous version on the system, normally I can go into Control Panel and show all updates but nothing is listed for my application? Am I missing something?

mills
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Re: Patching - Uninstall

Postby mills » Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:26 pm

Patching basically updates the existing install record for the product and the whole patched product gets uninstalled. As described in the help and whitepapers, patching is intended for modifying existing file sets, which it sounds like you're adding a file set (which is certainly possible with a patch and I could be wrong...).

For what it sounds like you're going for, you would want to create a new product that will install to the same path as your existing product.
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