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I have a relatively large (~ 17 components) application that has been running on Win XP 32-bit. I need to modify the InstallShield install script(s) to allow it to be installed on Win 7 32-bit and/or 64-bit. Because of the size and number of install scripts, I don't want to regenerate them, just make the minimum manual modifications to permit the Win 7 installs.

Running the current (Win XP) installer gets the following message from Setup.exe: "The version of this file is not comparible with the version of Windows you're running..."

What is needed to get Setup created that will run on Win 7 32-bit, 64-bit and XP 32-bit?

Any guidance would be appreciated.

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What version of InstallShield are you running? It's sounds like it might be an old 16 bit version. You may have to upgrade to a newer version. – shf301 Oct 11 '11 at 17:23
I think this question has a fundamental problem: We don't know if the 32bit program (the one that gets installed) was written with 64bit in mind. – rlb.usa Oct 11 '11 at 18:38
The original InstallShield was version "11". I have upgraded to "2011" for Win 7 support. – Ken Oct 11 '11 at 22:52
The 32-bit program was not designed for 64-bit so it will have to be installed as a 32-bit application. – Ken Oct 11 '11 at 22:54

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