Prohibit flyweight patching

This policy setting controls the ability to turn off all patch optimizations. If you enable this policy setting all Patch Optimization options are turned off during the installation. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting it enables faster application of patches by removing execution of unnecessary actions. The flyweight patching mode is primarily designed for patches that just update a few files or registry values. The Installer will analyze the patch for specific changes to determine if optimization is possible. If so the patch will be applied using a minimal set of processing.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Installer # DisableFlyweightPatching

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Windows Installer


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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