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Simulate a new release of your Own MSI

It is best (in my opinion) to design your scripts such that they don't need to changed for simple changes such as file changes or even additions.

In any case if you need to change the script you would do so and then simply insert a new change at the top of the version file to version the new release and rebuild.

If users may make changed to resources then you should already have thought of this as you need to ensure your resource's life cycle is correctly handled (for example by not uninstalling or overwriting existing registry values).


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