shobz_krish
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MSIX packages for Windows 7 SP1

Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:08 am

Hello Advanced Installer Team,
Doesn't the tool have an option to create MSIX packages for Win 7 SP1?

Regards,
Shobz

Catalin
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Re: MSIX packages for Windows 7 SP1

Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:00 am

Hello Shobz,

Unfortunately, by default MSIX is not supported on Windows 7.

You can see the support OSs matrix of MSIX here:

MSIX support on Windows 10 version 1709 and 1803

The MSIX support was officially released with the Windows 10, 1809 update. Support for previous Windows (10) versions was added later on, requiring the latest version of the AppInstaller app from Microsoft.

You can find more information about this in the "MSIX Supported Features by OS Version" article.

However, due to a number of inquires on this, Microsoft has released MSIX Core. Basically, MSIX Core brings MSIX support to version of Windows earlier than Windows 10, version 1709.

Hope this helps.

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Catalin
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shobz_krish
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Re: MSIX packages for Windows 7 SP1

Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:27 am

Hello Catalin,
Thanks and yes, I'm aware of MSIX core, for the support of MSIX in versions earlier than Windows 10 1709.

My question was more towards creating the corresponding manifest entries, to be able to deploy in Win 7 SP1 (with MSIX core of course).

Right now, in the tool, 'Build_MSIX_Appx' -> 'Target platforms' does NOT have an option for MSIX core targeted platforms - Ideally, there should one such option that will create the following entry in the manifest:

<TargetDeviceFamily Name="MSIXCore.Desktop" MinVersion="6.1.7601.0" MaxVersionTested="10.0.10240.0" />

Regards,
Shobz

Catalin
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Re: MSIX packages for Windows 7 SP1

Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:56 am

Hello Shobz,

Thank you for your explanation.

I see what you meant now.

In what regards this, we already have this on our TODO list of improvements. I have now increased its priority and hopefully this will be added in a future version of Advanced Installer.

I will update this thread as soon as the improvement will be added.

Best regards,
Catalin
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shobz_krish
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Re: MSIX packages for Windows 7 SP1

Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:49 am

Perfect, thanks Catalin!

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Re: MSIX packages for Windows 7 SP1

Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:46 am

You are always welcome, Shobz!

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Catalin
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Re: MSIX packages for Windows 7 SP1

Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:42 pm

Hi,

Topic update - This improvement has been included in Advanced Installer since version 17.0.

You can now define Windows 7,8 or 8.1 as targets for your MSIX packages from the Builds page.

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Bogdan
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