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What the Heck is Installshield?

by johnlo / April 22, 2007 3:00 AM PDT

I've got a Dell XPS 400 running XP Media Ctr Edition and I.E.7 plus the full McAfee package.

From time to time I've gotten popups telling me there are updates available but I've ignored them and just continued on.

This morning I got another and it took me to a Control Center, (????), or some such and I decided to download the latest update. I have no idea what it was but it indicated it could be associated with "Sonic". I don't know what that is either.

There are three more updates available ranging in size from 9 to 30+ MB. I left them as is.

Can someone tell me what this feature is all about?



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Re: sonic
by Kees Bakker / April 22, 2007 4:18 AM PDT
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Links about and the one line answer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 22, 2007 4:20 AM PDT
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Sonic and Links about and the one line answer
by johnlo / April 22, 2007 9:15 AM PDT

I do have Sonic and have used it once to burn a CD, I believe.

Beyond that, if there is a beyond that, I assume I should have been downloading these updates when I was prompted in the past.

I haven't looked at the other three updates so I don't know what they are. What I've read from the links referenced, this might be a more all encompassing feature than just Sonic.

You think?

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What I do is..
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 22, 2007 9:26 AM PDT

Update what it wants and be done with it. There are those that must research this area but given what installshield is and does I just let it do it's thing.


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What I do is..
by johnlo / April 22, 2007 9:48 AM PDT
In reply to: What I do is..

Okay, that sounds good to me.



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Install Shield
by davek45 / April 23, 2007 11:09 AM PDT
In reply to: What I do is..

I have Roxio 8 and install shield is part of it . This update program is running all the time like MS updater . There is a way to disable it in msconfig . If your software is an older version like mine there hasn't been any updates for some time . But Install Shield still trys. When it does you will see an icon in the tool bar . Dave

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