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damiandixon
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One installer for 32bit and 64bit. Is it possible?

Hi,

I would like to create one installer to contain 32bit and 64bit components and for this to run on both 32bit and 64bit Windows.

Is this possible?

If it is possible can you please outline how to go about this. Thanks.

If it is not possible I have noticed that there are ways to generate two installers based on release flags.


A little bit more background:


  • I would want to install both the 32bit & 64bit programs and build components on a x64 Windows OS. Only the x64 programs would be accessible via the Start menu.
  • On 32bit I would like to install only the 32bit programs but also install the x86 and x64 build components. Only the x86 programs would be accessible via the Start menu.


Thanks
Damian
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weakness
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Re: One installer for 32bit and 64bit. Is it possible?

msi installer does not support both 32/64 bit environment.

Using 64-Bit Windows Installer Packages
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa372396(v=vs.85).aspx

A package cannot be marked as supporting both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms, the Template Summary property values of "Intel,x64" or "Intel,Intel64" are invalid.


The following is information which Building 32-Bit and 64-Bit Installations from the Same InstallShield Project


64-Bit Installation Development in InstallShield – Scenario 3
http://www.installationdeveloper.com/1755/64-bit-installation-development-in-installshield-scenario-...

Building 32-Bit and 64-Bit Installations from the Same InstallShield Project
http://blogs.flexerasoftware.com/installtalk/2011/01/building-32-bit-and-64-bit-installations-from-t...
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