Edit Adobe Digital Editions .exe

The new ADE 4.5 comes bundled with a Norton installer.  If you use 7-Zip 15.05 (new won't work as the ability to see/exact the NSIS was removed afterwards) you can open up the .exe file, view and then edit the NSIS file and removed the lines calling the Norton .dll files.  Doing all that you are then able to save the NSIS file to your local machine but I have not found a way to then copy this edit NSIS file back into the .exe.  Is this even possible and if so how do I go about it?

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Posted by: apptopack 7 years ago
Red Belt

Check this post.


Even then the setup randomly changes the nss and nis registry value. It didn't help either.

Better go with setup capture and create a .msi to avoid this.

  • I totally forgot about the appdeloy packager, I wonder if it has been updated at all. - BW~Merlin 7 years ago
Posted by: apptopack 7 years ago
Red Belt

ADE 4.5 makes changes to the following registry and not the above one.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


This is changing dynamically everytime the setup runs and prompts the Norton installation. So better go with msi creation instead of silent switch if you want to customize it.

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