How to Update InstallShield

By Charles Poole

The InstallShield on your Windows 7 computer is used to install software packages downloaded onto the computer. If your InstallShield software is out of date, you can download the latest version of the software through the Windows Update software on your computer. All Windows 7 computers come with the Windows Update package so you will not have to download it through the Microsoft website. When you run the Windows Update, you might not see the InstallShield update listed. This means that you have the most updated version of the software already installed on your system.

Step 1

Click the "Start" button, type "Windows Update" in the Search box and press "Enter."

Step 2

Wait for the Windows Update icon to appear in the search results, and then double-click on it to launch the software.

Step 3

Click "Check for updates" on the upper-left side of the screen and wait for the computer to scan for any updates needed for your system. This could take up to 10 minutes to complete.

Step 4

Click the small box next to the "InstallShield" update on the list of updates needing to be installed on the system. If you do not see the InstallShield update listed, you already have the latest update installed on your computer.

Step 5

Click the "Install Updates" option on the lower-right side of screen to install the updates. If you are installing the InstallShield update alone, this should only take about 45 seconds to complete. If you are installing more updates to your system, this could take up to an hour to complete.

Step 6

Click the "Restart" option when prompted on the screen. Once the computer restarts, the newest version of the InstallShield software will be installed on your system.