Friday, February 06, 2009

InstEd – A Replacement For Orca

As many of you know, Orca is an MSI editor. I wrote about it a long time ago (here), but have used it ever since! I find Orca particulary useful to fix the many MSIs that stop code running on, for example Server 2003 that runs fine on XP (e.g. drivers from OEMs). Often, there’s just a line in the MSI that needs to be taken out and the MSI functions fine.

Tonight I found a neat replacement – and it’s free. Called InstEd – you can get it from the web site ( What can I say – it does what it says. For more information, see the Online Help.

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