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How to create the patch which includes Redistributables

I want to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable with patch. My installer (setup.exe) can install it from Redistributable dialog, but patch (Update.exe) don't show this dialog before PatchWelcome dialog.

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                                                                                  Fig. Redistributable dialog

How can I install it with patch?

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shunt
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Prerequisites are not designed with patching in mind. They run outside of the MSI/MSP process - Prerequisites do not work with patching.

One possible solution would be to deliver patches and prerequisites in a suite project. This is a different concept and is a special wrapper designed to launch any number of packages which can be just about anything - another installer, a patch or a prerequisite. I hope this helps.

Thank you for your response.
Your advise helped me to find the other solution.
I selected not to use the patch (Update.exe). I created the another installer which installs the Redistributables.

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