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#1
I would like to make a dvd with all my programs so that when i do a clean install of XP i don't have to search through all my disk's. I want to copy them all on to a dvd and somehow get a installer program to install them for me one by one. I have seen this done with other software such as games. (i.e. it installs the game then directx9 or video software. Can anyone tell me what software i would use for this???
 
#2
http://unattended.msfn.org

There is no software per se that can do that, but there is a very comprehensive guide loaded with options. If you're willing to put in a little (read: LOT of) effort, search the forums for silent switches, and learn things you never knew about Windows, jump into it. I did, and it pays off big.
 

Khayman

I'm sorry Hal...
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#3
What you could do is make an image of your drive. Get a fresh install of windows, tweak it, install whatever programs then get some imageing program (there are a few out there) take an image and burn it to DVD, that way if you want to reformat you can just restore the image with all your stuff on it
 

muzikool

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#4
Not a bad idea Khayman...

A potential problem I see by automatically installing one program after another is the need that some programs have for a reboot. When you reboot after installing a program, the leftover setup files and other information are purged so that a mess isn't left on your hard disk. You could save the reboot until all software completed installation, but I don't know if I'd necessarily recommend that. If anything, I would only automate the installation of software that didn't require a reboot.
 

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