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External vs. embedded manifests

External vs. embedded manifests

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Will an embedded manifest override/ignore an external manifest, even if they each each handle a different sets of instructions for different items?

Such as,
- External manifest handles OCX dependency.
- Embedded manifest includes Common Controls and Execution Level.

Thanks!

RE: External vs. embedded manifests

The embedded manifest always takes precedence on supported versions of Windows unless a registry setting meant for unusual situations reverses this globally.

The old Windows XP used to work the opposite way, but this proved to be an attack vector so the preference was reversed.

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