Prerequsite window is showing in main installation

I have created an Installer which requires VC++ so I have added it as a prerequisite from the default redistributable section in Installshield.
It should get installed to the right side of the screen as below.

But instead, it is popping up as a new installation as below sometimes.


Any suggestion on how to rectify it.

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  • One is 32bit and the other is 64bit - is that significant for your issue? Is the question about the dialogue boxes being displayed? - dunnpy 4 years ago
    • Yeah the question is about dialog boxes only. The first one is just told for example.... I am getting same issue for both 32 and 64. - ur00361883 4 years ago
  • In some forums, the people are asking some questions like
    1. did you use silent switch or not?
    2. Why is the above dialog box displayed if you use silent switch?
    3. Why don't you extract the msi and use it directly.

    Firstly, this is not for repackaging.It is for product delivery to end users.
    And this comes with default prerequisite from flexera installation.And the prerequisite is by default silent and the progress is shown in the right side area.

    I - ur00361883 4 years ago

Answers (2)

Posted by: itolutions 4 years ago
Purple Belt
Instead of incorporating VCRedist into main application, just install both via batch filr with silent commandline for VCRedist or both. 

  • We can do that if we are deploying the app.

    But we are delivering as a single file to end users in our product website.A single exe created with installshield.

    Any other tip can you suggest for this.? - ur00361883 4 years ago
Posted by: anonymous_9363 4 years ago
Red Belt
All the VC++ Redistributables ultimately extract an MSI which can obviously be run silently.

  • Yeah it is true, but in out case as we are giving to end users directly as a download link in our website, we can keep only one main setup file and adding the redistributables as a prerequsiites in installshield.But the prereq will allow only one file to include which in case of vc++ mutliple files will be there as dependecies.

    THe vc++ exe is getting installed, but in windows 8.1 and 10 we are getting the first screen instead of the smaller window progress.

    Any suggestion can you provide to make it visible in the smaller window only - ur00361883 4 years ago
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