Latest version of Windows Installer required to install

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Bipolar Tripod
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Latest version of Windows Installer required to install

Postby Bipolar Tripod » Sat May 14, 2016 12:44 pm

I downloaded the x86 version of Transmission but couldn't install it. I get an error message telling me that I need a more recent version of Windows Installer. I have Windows Installer 4.5, which is the latest version available for my system (Vista). Subsequent versions of Windows use Windows Installer 5.0 according to Wikipedia. Any chance that future Windows versions of Transmission will also be compatible with older systems like mine?

mike.dld
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Re: Latest version of Windows Installer required to install

Postby mike.dld » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:02 pm

Sorry for a late reply. According to Wikipedia article on Windows Vista,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Vista wrote:Mainstream support ended on 10 April 2012
Extended support until 11 April 2017

I don't think supporting a system that even Microsoft will stop supporting in less than 2 months is the way to go.

The requirement for Windows Installer 5.0 might be connected to the fact that our WiX configuration files make use of ServiceConfig from UtilExtension, or may as well be something else. If you'd like to build an MSI package which supports Windows Installer 4.5, removing a ServiceConfig tag from Daemon.wxs might be a good start.

samobsnow
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Re: Latest version of Windows Installer required to install

Postby samobsnow » Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:06 pm

I have the similar problem, and my OS is Win 8.1

mike.dld
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Re: Latest version of Windows Installer required to install

Postby mike.dld » Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:48 pm

@samobsnow, you don't have a problem as Microsoft Installer 5.0 is available for (and seems to be included by default in) "Windows Server 2008 R2 and later and Windows 7 and later", or at least you don't have this specific problem. Hence it might be better if you start a separate thread and describe what's happening.


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