Repackaged an exe, tested, noticed an initial dialog momentarily appearing as the app started. The dialog is titled "Initializing InstallShield Wizard." Thought this was something I did during the repackaging process, but the same thing happens from the vendor's exe.

Just wondering if this would be something I could possibly remove from my MSI for the sake of prettiness, or if it's not worth the time to bother. The app itself functions just fine.
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Are you sure the EXE doesn't extract an MSI on execution? If not, why just re-package it?

To answer your question, you can't remove the dialog simply. You *might* have some success in using one of the IS-cracking tools (not that I ever have) or [whispers] download a trial version of AdminStudio (set aside a few hours for the install - to describe it as 'glacial' is being kind...) and open the EXE's extracted project file. The MSIs resulting from this exercise can be a bit messy (feature and component names are odd, from what I remember) but functional.
Answered 03/05/2009 by: VBScab
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