I have a fairly consistant problem with WINInstall LE 2003 Discover freezing when trying to build packages.

It consistantly freezes with some apps and works consistantly with others. I'm trying to develop a package for CutePDF following guidance from folks on this message board who have used WinInstall LE 2003 to develop their package.

The symptoms are as follows:
1) Pre-install discovery goes without a problem.
2) Installation of application goes without a problem.
3) Post-install discovery goes ok until "Scanning for WinINSTALL variables" at which point the CPU goes to 100% and stays there even if I leave the PC for 2 hours! The package build never seems to complete.

I have prepared a clean machine as per the videos on this site. I'm running using VirtualPC on a dual core 3Gb RAM PC.

What am I doing wrong!

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I am having exactly the same issue.

I am using VMware Server.

To make sure it wasn't something odd about my installation, I started with a fresh VM, and installed Windows XP Professional from scratch, Installed VMTools, did ALL the windows updates (omfg, there are a LOT of them) then did the pre install discovery with WinInstall 2003 LE (registered yesterday) The software install went fine, then the final discovery seems to hang up at "Scanning for WinINSTALL variables" with the Discover.exe process using 98 to 99 % of cpu.

Does anyone have any recommendations?

Answered 03/03/2007 by: noogies
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It's been a month and no help at all.

So, this is "support". It kinda sucks. Money wasted. I think I'll charge back this software purchase. Haven't been able to create even 1 package with this software.
Answered 04/05/2007 by: noogies
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You may want to hit the vendor site before giving up-- this is not support for WinInstall, but a community website where people help one another. If none of us users have a solution, it certainly does not mean the company does not. If anyone, including you, does find an answer, I hope you'll come back and share it for the next person looking for answers (like you).
Answered 04/05/2007 by: bkelly
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Its because the vendor support was lacking that I came here, in hope. However, I have found answers to other problems on this site, so I'm not disapointed.
Answered 04/18/2007 by: aclarke6
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