what is the difference between .exe and .msi ??

Posted by Akiii under Visual Studio on 4/4/2011 | Points: 10 | Views : 15386 | Status : [Member] | Replies : 4
Hi,
What is the difference between .exe and .msi executable files ?
Which is better and which should be used and when ?

Please can anybody clarify this ?

Thanks
Akiii




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Posted by: Naimishforu on: 4/5/2011 [Member] [MVP] Bronze | Points: 25

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Check dis out...

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_difference_between_exe_and_and_msi

Thanks,
Naimish
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Posted by: Akiii on: 4/5/2011 [Member] Bronze | Points: 25

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@naimish......thanks
but the second question remained somewhat unanswered.......Which is better and which should be used and when ?

Akiii

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Posted by: Laghaterohan on: 4/5/2011 [Member] Starter | Points: 25

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Hi Akiii,

MSI, it's simpler and can take advantage of new features in newer versions of the Windows Installer.

Thanks!

Best Regards,
Rohan Laghate

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Posted by: Akiii on: 4/5/2011 [Member] Bronze | Points: 25

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@Rohan Laghate

thanks for the reply, ya sure i will make the msi only for my desktop application.

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Akiii

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