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Don't Repair Resources

Sometimes you don't want want a resource modified after installation (frequently you won't want it uninstalled either in which case:

  1. The resources are members of a component, the "ComponentId" can be set to "" so that Windows Installer never registers it. No uninstallation (or "repair") will take place, for example:
    <$Component "NeverRepairedOrRemoved" Directory_="<$INSTALLDIR>" ComponentId="">
        ...
    <$/Component>


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