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Trying to silently install an msi that calls an exe for the installation.  half way through the install there is a prompt screen to install a USB driver which breaks the silent install.  anyway to bypass this?  
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  • Prompt screen shows "install" "Dont Install" options
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Hi,
first a couple of questions...
1. Is the exe that is called an external exe, or is it stored in the binary table of the MSI?
2. Can you install the exe silently?

If you can extract the exe, try to see if you can install it silently. If you can do this, then create two packages, and remove the call to the exe from the msi using a transform

If the exe cannot be installed silently, capture the files that the driver installer (exe) installs. then using the files create your own driver installer msi. As I presume the files are signed this should not really be a problem. You will still have to remove the call to the exe from the msi usign a transform.

Cheers
Phil
Answered 04/01/2016 by: Pressanykey
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when I launch the exe by itself, it seems that it also installs the software then tries to install the usb driver.  the msi and the exe seem to do the same thing.  
Answered 04/01/2016 by: ck357
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  • Hi,
    try the following, on a clean machine, just start the exe. Then before going through any dialogues, check to see if the windows installer service is running, and if a msi has been created in the %temp% directory. It may be that you only need the msi... Are the installation sources freely available?
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hi thanks, i will try it.  Yes its free, its called linkware 9.5
Answered 04/01/2016 by: ck357
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Hi, 

I think its the opposite, i need the exe (3000kb) and only need to msi (300kb) to call the silent switch.


Answered 04/05/2016 by: ck357
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  • I'm on the road at this moment in time. When I have time I'll try to get the setup and look at it.
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thanks that would be great!!
Answered 04/06/2016 by: ck357
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i found the USB drivers and directory, removed it and install doesnt prompt for this anymore so we should be good.

Answered 04/08/2016 by: ck357
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