Windows Installer annoyances

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lifeofbrian

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Lately, I've noticed more and more applications that try to reinstall themselves if any part of their installation is changed, including the Start Menu icons. This is becoming a real pain - I hate cluttered up start menus... Any way to block this behavior?

For example, I install Program A and then move its Start Menu folder into another Start Menu folder. When I run Program A, the first thing that happens is that Windows Installer comes up and reinstalls the menu items before the program runs. Cancelling the reinstall prevents the program from running.
 
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I was going to write the same thing. What is Window Installer and why does it keep popping up?
 
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