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Old 12-19-2009, 07:55 AM   #1
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Windows Installer?

First I will start off saying this is a very useful tool. It is nice to see it constantly updated with new features. But about 6 months ago a change was made that caused the windows install to default to the C drive ignoring your previous installation drive. I was told to enter a ticket and did... It is now 6 months later and this ticket (#3003) is still open.

I forgot to override the installer (by selecting Advanced) and now it moved my Calibre install to my C drive. Easy enough to uninstall and move it back to its rightful home however I just wanted to bring this up since so many changes have been made to the program I figured while someone was mucking about with the install code this might be an easy one to tackle and would help others.
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Old 12-25-2009, 12:16 AM   #2
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Other programs I've installed can tell where the previous version is installed an default to it. I had given up on upgrading Calibre because it kept insisting on installing a second copy instead of upgrading my existing installation (I like to keep my tidy and harddrive well-organized). Somehow I had completely overlooked the "Advanced" button until I read this thread. It really is most annoying having to constantly tell an upgrader where its associated program is installed.
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Old 12-25-2009, 12:54 PM   #3
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If there's a feature you want that isn't getting implemented, you simply have to implement it yourself, or learn to live without it. I find windows installer technology to be so illogical and poorly designed/documented that the amount of effort needed to implement this is not worth it for me.
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Old 12-25-2009, 05:43 PM   #4
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If there's a feature you want that isn't getting implemented, you simply have to implement it yourself, or learn to live without it. I find windows installer technology to be so illogical and poorly designed/documented that the amount of effort needed to implement this is not worth it for me.
Fair enough... Not being a programmer I will just live with this issue. Thanks for the reply and a great piece of software. Happy Holidays!!!
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Old 12-27-2009, 09:09 AM   #5
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it kept insisting on installing a second copy instead of upgrading my existing installation
I had a similar issue, howev
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