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How to Uninstall Without Removing Previous Files

Using the SpringEdition 2012 LE. Created a project in Visual Studio 2012 that installs folders and files. Works fine. However, when I uninstall the program ( after running the msi again), all files that were installed get removed. Okay...that's not so surprizing. However, that's not what I want. How do I prevent that?

In other words, remove the "Installed program" from Windows, the registry and so forth, but leave the files. So the next time the installation program is run, the files are just updated, or new files are added to the current file structure that was set up originally.
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The required feature(mark the components as permanent during uninstall) is not available in ISLE for Visual Studio 2012, but available in other Editions of InstallShield.

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