Where to ask: Windows Mobile SDK installer msi's and other exe's spawn other unassociated programs in windows, Why? RRS feed

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  • I am not sure where to ask the following question --->

    I am doing development in Windows and I had a question why the following happens :

    When I try installing the two following msi's eclipse.exe pops up. Also, when I try using wrapper.exe for an open source CruiseControl application CodeWerks.exe is loaded.

    What causes this cross loading, is it file associations in Windows? Registry entries?
    There are other circumstances of this as well where an exe will load unintentionally other files, but these are the two most recent I have come across.

    Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC SDK.msi, Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone SDK.msi (Digitally Signed on Monday, April 25, 2005 4:00:38 PM)
    Windows Mobile 6 Standard/Professional SDK Refresh.msi (Digitally Signed April 12th, 2007)

    Friday, December 5, 2008 7:08 PM