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When I install Windows, I like to deploy a set of the same apps (for example, Firefox, Chrome, Trillian, 7-Zip, etc.). I'd prefer to have a way of doing it all in one sitting, and I seem to remember there being a way of bundling all the installers. I was able to find two, though neither of them look like what I was thinking of.

Update: Adding everyone's suggestions:

  • InstallPad (uses editable XML list, doesn't work very well...)
  • WPKG
  • Allmyapps (Windows and Linux)
  • Ninite
  • TGUP (The Great Unattended Project)
  • INEO (Just a batch file)
  • Almeza MultiSet
  • WPIW
  • Unattended/nLite (network requirements)
  • AppSnap

Can anyone recommend other ways of running a whole set of installers at once? Thanks!

(Will add links when I get enough points)

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Now anyone can help adding in links :-) – Ivo Flipse May 18 '10 at 14:30

There's a tool called Ninite which does precisely that for a select few applications. Sadly, Trillian hasn't been added to their list of installable applications, but it's always saved me a fair amount of time after reformats for 95% of what I make use of.

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That's the one I was thinking of! Thanks Dylan. I'll compare them and see how they rate. – Chris Apr 25 '10 at 15:54

I use a batch file, which includes Firefox and 7-zip. Both of these installers can be run silently from the command line:

"Firefox Setup 3.6.3.exe" -ms

7z465.exe /S

will silently install them (very quickly!).

You could look into whether the other programs you use have similar options.

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