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Repack Databases

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If you are installing merge modules (MSM databases) and/or Windows Installer packages (MSI databases) with an InstallAware installation, chances are those databases already contain compressed data streams with the files they are installing. While InstallAware's superior compression outperforms every other algorithm, unfortunately pre-compressed data cannot be recompressed.



The Setup Decompressor tool helps you out of this situation. It will guide you step-by-step through an analysis of the streams contained inside setup databases, and optionaly extract, decompress, and reinject cabinet data. This way the setup databases will have been repacked without any compression, opening the way for InstallAware to work its stellar compression rates. Of course, the process does no harm to the setup databases themselves and completely preserves structural integrity.