I have two Windows XP machines that lock up for a few seconds towards the end of installing any MSI. The only things they seem to have in common are:
- I install a lot of software on them
- I go through periods where I am constantly installing and uninstalling Continious integration builds of the SharpDevelop MSI. These MSIs are made with WiX
On one of the machines I develop several installers using Visual Studio Setup Projects.
Is it a known issue that having many MSIs installed or constantly installing and uninstalling MSIs will cause performance issues during MSI installation? Are there any tools for cleaning up the MSI database?