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Snoopstah
Pilgrim

Reboot during UI sequence

Is there a way to reboot and resume during the UI sequence?

I need to install an MSI in my UI sequence (not as part of the built in pre-requisites), and this MSI requires a reboot.

While I can easily create a reboot, how can I resume to the same dialog after that reboot?
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Re: Reboot during UI sequence

Windows Installer isn't designed to install other installs during the UI. No changes to your machine should ever be made during the UI.

If it was me, I'd look at Feature Prereqs. Once you get through your UI, setup.exe can call out to the prereqs, handle the reboot story and then take you into your execute sequence.
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Snoopstah
Pilgrim

Re: Reboot during UI sequence

Problem being that two of the prerequisites are WindowsInstaller 4.5 and .Net 3.5 SP1. If I understand correctly, neither of these can be feature prerequisites?

The main problem is that the user CANNOT see the prerequisite window. We only want our customised dialogs displayed.
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