Application Installation and Servicing

Make use of available APIs and services provided by Windows to install, manage, and service your desktop apps.

In this section

TopicDescription

Games Explorer

Describes how to use Games Explorer to display games on Windows.

Isolated Applications and Side-by-side Assemblies

Isolated Applications and Side-by-side Assemblies is a Microsoft Windows solution that reduces versioning conflicts in Windows-client applications.

Packaging, deployment, and query of Windows Store apps

Programmatically create app packages, and install, update, query, and uninstall Windows Store apps.

Restart Manager

The Restart Manager API can eliminate or reduce the number of system restarts that are required to complete an installation or update.

Windows Installer

Microsoft Windows Installer is an installation and configuration service provided with Windows. The installer service enables customers to provide better corporate deployment and provides a standard format for component management. The installer also enables the advertisement of applications and features according to the operating system.

Windows Setup and Migration

This section documents the notifications used to detect and possibly repair an application after a setup or migration has occurred. These notifications can also be used to suspend operations during the volatile setup or migration experience.

 

 

 

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