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Difference between Selfheal and Repair of MSI

Self Heal and Repair are two different concepts in Windows Installer which people gets confused with.

Self Heal is triggered by advertised shortcuts, or other advertising information in the package which eventually Repairs respective feature

Repair of an MSI can be triggered by

Repair button in Add/Remove programs
Using command line msiexec /f{optional switches} <Path of MSI>