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Why WiX?
What is component?
A component is the minimal part of a product - each component is treated by Windows Installer as a unit. A component can be considered as a container which can hold application resource(s) like files, groups of files, directories, COM components, registry keys or shortcuts. They are generally not user-visible. They are identified globally, by GUIDs, thus the same component can be shared among several feature of the same package or other packages.