installer software


OSNN Senior Addict
Mar 5, 2002
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???


Thief IV
May 19, 2003

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.


I'm sorry Hal...
Political User
Jan 6, 2002
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


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Political User
Dec 27, 2001
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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