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Wierd problems with InstallShield


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For some reason after having my PC for a year, installshield has been really wierd. It takes a long pause at 0%, and then starts installing after 10 or minutes later. I'm not really sure why it does this because it used to run fast when I first got the computer. Any suggestions on what I could do to make InstallShield install programs and uninstall programs faster?
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with ALL installations? Or just some?

The reason I ask is that older programs that were scripted with an old version of install shield will do this with windows xp and a windows update installed (cannot recall which).

This is a conflict between that version of install shield and windows xp security. You still run into older programs that used the old scripting tool that creates the install subroutine.
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Well, it freezes on major programs installations like Battelfield Vietnam, Paint Shop Pro demo, and other programs like that. Like when I first got Battlefield Vietnam, it installed pretty quickly. Now when I tried uninstalling it, it took over 20 minutes to get the actually uninstallation going. Same goes for installing it
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in other words, files with large archives (battlefield, for example has a huge archive a image textures)

just out of curiousity, try downloading and installing this:

http://www.microsoft...&displaylang=en

Also, is this SP1 or sp2?

If sp1, update to sp2 and install the above
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It's sp1, so guess I'll update to sp2 and install it. I'll post to see what happens
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don't forget the msi installer 3.1 i linked to....you might even try that first
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I installed the thing you gave me, but it still takes a while to uninstall this program. It's wierd cause if I would to do this on my laptop, it would go fast, but on the PC, it runs slow.
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