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Windows Installer 8.3 Support Patchy and Anoying

Windows Installer insists on requiring me to enter 8.3 file information I am not generally interested in. I am happy to author an MSI which won't install on media without long filename support.

Worse than that when it installs long filenames this 8.3 information is ignored. Source of a few bugs also I think.


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