Although a minor upgrade, like a major upgrade, can be distributed as a full MSI, in this chapter we'll focus on the more efficient method of distributing it as a patch file (
.msp). In this case, a minor upgrade doesn't uninstall the previous version. It only replaces some existing files or adds new ones. We can use the same
OldInstaller project that we did for a major upgrade for our product to update. Here's what its
Product element should look like:
<Product Id="3E786878-358D-43AD-82D1-1435ADF9F6EA" Name="Awesome Software" Language="1033" Version="188.8.131.52" Manufacturer="Awesome Company" UpgradeCode="B414C827-8D81-4B4A-B3B6-338C06DE3A11">
Create a new WiX project and call it
MinorUpgradeInstaller. You can reuse the markup from the ...