I have an MSI from a software company that only has Merge modules contained. The rest of the application is run centrally from a shared area. The problem is that it constantly loads when you start other applications that presumably use the same DLL's contained in the merge modules. None of the merge modules have any HKCU keys so there is no need for it to be repairing its install (correct me if im wrong).

The merge modules are MSWINSOCK, MSCOMCTL, COMCAT, OLEAUT32, AND COMDLG32. Any suggestions ony why or how to stop this msi from repairing would be greatfully revieved as it loads itself automatically when using around three or for other apps.
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Hi Dan,
If you open those msm and search for HKCU keys and find none doesn't mean they don't create those keys when install,
assure it by repackaging or regviewing its installation, then act consequently.
I tell that because I've found many msm with Custom Actions and self-regs that can drive to mistakes and confusions.

Hope it helps!

Answered 02/09/2007 by: KrisBcn
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