Create Installer question

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Heeter, Oct 19, 2003.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi guys,

    I saved all the MS Xp self-extracting patches into a folder. Now I would like to create a doubleclick selfinstaller with all these patches. What could I use to create this?

    I tried a trial version of Create Installer and it only pretty much compresses the files together, but they will not install from there.

    Heeter
     
  2. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    IExpress
    You already have the tool (included in Windows). IExpress' wizard will step you through the process. To use IExpress, open the Run box and type, "iexpress.exe".
     
  3. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Wow, didn't even know.

    Thanks I will try it.

    Heeter
     
  4. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi coathanger,

    After creating the install package, I tested it. It only installed the first patch, not the others in the package. Is there someway I can modify this?

    Thanks,

    Heeter
     
  5. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    I made a 29 MB installer with the security updates built in ;)

    Are you using all the right switches for the various patch types? There are three different file types that all use different switches.

    Download Here
     
  6. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    Thanks for the download link.:)

    HandyBuddy: How do you get an invisible link in your postings?

    File scanned with Norton Anti-virus, TDS-3, SpyCop, Ad-aware, Pest Patrol and SpyBot Search and Destroy and checks-out "A" Okay!:) ;)
     
  7. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    No problem! Also, if you open my installer with Winrar, you can check out the batch file in it to see all the correct switches for when you make your own installations.
     
  8. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Great work, HandyBuddy.

    I would like to be able to create one of my own installers like that.

    Which program did you use? I really like that opening window that you used. I could easily see myself using it for other progs as well.


    Heeter
     
  9. Petros

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    It's a feature built into Winrar--"SFX Archive". It's really easy to use (for script dummies like me!) :) I've used Wise for Windows Installer and it's a tremendous pain, but it has waaaay more options.
     
  10. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Clickteam install maker is another one - freeware...at least it used to be;)