An installer is a specialized program that performs the tasks necessary to install another application.

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Install Visual Studio on a different drive

My hard drives are set up so that my C: only contains the operating system and critical software (including software that refuses to install elsewhere). My secondary drive, M:, is where I install ...
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Do installation files such as .deb contain machine instructions for every supported architecture?

Based on my humble understanding of computer internals, if you compile a C program for a particular instruction set architecture, the resulting executable will be the same for any operating system, ...
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Installer reports wrong Windows version

When I try to install some well-known products (such as Macrium Reflect) the installer reports that I need a higher version of Windows (than XP) although I am running Windows 7 Home Premium according ...
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Set Default Windows Installer Disk [duplicate]

I was wondering if it was possible to set the default disk to be used my MSIs, E.G. Install to D:\Program Files by default rather than C:\Program Files, and, if it is possible, how to do so. Thanks!
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Storing multiple OS Installation Media on an SSD

I would like to condense my bootable CD and DVD collection onto a SSD. I have managed to write two Windows OS Installers to the SSD and successfully installed Windows from the SSD to 3 Different ...
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How can I create an installer? [closed]

I have got some files in a directory and i would like to create an installer for the files in the directory so that according to the users selection it will copy the files in the directory to that ...
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chocolatey: install programs from both internet and local Hard Drive

I would like to prepare package.config file for the next time I have to restore Win7 to my netbook. Most of my packages are in the chocolatey group of software, but some aren't. Thus I have ...
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Compress software installers into one executable

How am I going to compress (I don't know what's the right term for this) different software installer into one? When I click the executable file, all the installer I have is there, then I can proceed ...
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.msi installers freeze with no status showing Windows 8.1

I have a slight issue with my laptop. Every time I try to run any sort of a .msi installer to install a application, the status freezes and no progress progresses. I know it is not just the ...
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How can I install MS OneNote offline? [closed]

is there a Microsoft Onenote which is free, standalone offline installer for windows? onenote.com offers a installer but i want a version to install on an offline PC.
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Writing Windows Installer from a Mac to a USB for PC usage

I have to reinstall an ultrabook which came with a Windows Installation disk but no reader. The only machine which has a CD/DVD reader in the house is a 2007 iMac. I think BootCamp makes a ...
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Something Wrong With “Windows Installer” (Windows 8.1 x64)

I think something wrong with "Windows Installer" in my "Windows 8.1 Core x64" (With latest updates) operating system. Symptoms: Can't install some softwares. Installation gives "Error 1603: Fatal ...
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how to create a installer which extracts files then create a shortcut to a file extracted with “run as Administrator” [duplicate]

For now I am using winrar SFX function to create a installer for my program, it works great! It allows my users to extract the files wherever they want plus it allows me to create a shortcut to ...
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Unable to install FEP client 2010

I'm having problem install Microsoft ForeFront Endpoint Protection 2010 on Windows 7 Enterprise 64bits When I try to install it I get following error code 0x80070005 I have searching on google the ...
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Preload Debian installer onto HDD

I have an old Pentium4 PC that I have rebuilt from spare parts and I am trying to install Debian on it so that I can use it as an homemade server. Problem is, the motherboard (model P4S800-MX) won't ...
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windows installer in different locations depending on os version

I've got to create an installer, that installs addon files into an existing programs application folder. Depending on the OS (winxp, win7, 32, 64), it could be in a variety of locations. e.g. ...
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java jre installer goes into “stealth mode”

Lenovo T61 running Windows 7 Prof. No java installed as per Control Panel>Programs, javare, Total Uninstaller, etc. Typing "java" at the CLI returns "not recognized". No java in c:\program files. No ...
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Create a simple installer, to install files into existing app on Mac OSX

I'm trying to find the simplest way of creating an installer. This installer doesnt install a specific app, but installs some files into an existing app e.g. /Applications/MyAPP/ In Windows there is ...
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Right click loads installer

On behalf of a college. When right clicking on a file in windows 7 explorer an install program loads up (as well as the context menu appearing) if I remember right there is a registry key (to stop ...
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How do I make .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 install quietly?

I am trying to install, as part of my chained bootstrapper installation project, .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. But, when you run the installer, even by itself, with /q /norestart, it is anything but quiet. ...
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Custom Installer for Splitted Image Disc

TL;DR Split a disc image in two or more disc images or packaged files Have a installer or executable to use them all together, requesting resources successively from each one -OR- if not possible a ...
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Installing FIREFOX with extensions/addons manually? (not really auto install)

I've been reading around with regards to creating firefox installers, bundling it w/ addons, using scripts, and CLI lines and a whole bunch of stuffs ... but it seems that going through this route is ...
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How to print General Information or metadata of InstallShield ISM file

How can I print the same metadata shown in General Information tab of InstallShield on an existing *.ism file? I would like to output this information into a text file for human readability and ...
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how can i overwrite existing log file in inno setup

i am new to inno setup. I want logging information, for that I set SetupLogging=yes and I used following code for getting log file . procedure CurStepChanged(CurStep: TSetupStep); var ...
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Unable to install Java Runtime Environment (ver 7 update 65)

Background: I am trying to setup PyDev on Eclipse Luna. I have managed to download and installed Eclipse Luna. But on start up, it said I need to download and install latest Java Runtime Environment. ...
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Windows command-line installers used by some programs: problems showing syntax and parameters

As time goes by, it is (fortunately) more usual to find command-line installers for most Windows GUI programs, so you can make batch and offline console installations. But sometimes I have found a ...
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Automatically select features for silent MSI install

I have an InstallShield .exe that 'wraps' an MSI installer. I can pass arguments to the MSI installer like this: /v"..." For example, to do a silent install: p4inst64.exe /S /v"/qn". The MSI ...
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How to check inf manufacturer

I am trying to create a WiX installer that should install USB drivers as well. It installs the application but not drivers. In the log file I have: DIFXAPP: INFO: Installing INF file ...
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InnoSetup - how do you override the “remembered” install folder and group?

InnoSetup has the DefaultDirName and DefaultGroupName directives for specifying the install folder and group the first time the installer runs. The problem is that it remembers that foldername and ...
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All-in-one Office installer

Currently, I have individual installers for the following acquired from a few official sources (VLSC, Partner Network, MSDN, etc): Office 2010 Home and Business 32-bit (OEM) Office 2010 Standard ...
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How to install LDR version of Microsoft Windows Update

I need a sos.dll version 4.0.30319.544 and as far as I have found the only way to get one - replay the installation process of .Net framework from the beginning. I have a brand new VM with .Net ...
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Possible to make a switchless install from a password protected archive?

I am using 7-zip to make a switchless install (method for doing so here and here). I would like to use a password protected archive to make said install to help prevent the average user from simply ...
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Is there a way to restrict my program installation to a certain web-source on Windows?

I have a program HelloWorld, signed by me and distributed from my company site. But someone has downloaded it from my site, wrapped into program SuperDuperHelloWorld and also added some malware into ...
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Is there anyway I can preserve installed programs after Windows 'refresh'?

I am planning on 'refreshing Windows', where Windows will reinstall itself whilst preserving 'personal files' on Windows 8.1 (downloaded as update from Windows store). However, I researched a bit ...
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How to know the path of the MSI or EXE from which a software program was installed

There have been times when I have forgotten the MSI or EXE I installed a software from and I need the file path of the installer to use it elsewhere. Is it possible to know the MSI or EXE from which a ...
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Why can I not find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer in Windows 7

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa369784(v=vs.85).aspx I am trying to find this location in the windows 7 registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer I am ...
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issues installing .pkg file osx through installer

I have a .pkg which needs to be installed. This is basically for Updating my app having multiple components. The pkg contains Agent , Daemon and a helper. In Post script am starting the Agent through ...
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Is there a software to create an installer from an installation process (InstallRite alternative) [closed]

It's been a while since installRite has been updated and I am trying to find a newer alternative.. I need to capture the changes made to my system and create an installer from that.. I'm currently ...
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Where does Ubuntu get the default hostname?

My newly installed Ubuntu shows lele-ThinkPad-X230 as its hostname. I downloaded debian-installer and ubuntu-installer (ubiquity) to see the code, but found nothing useful about this. Is this DHCP or ...
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Customizing XenServer partitions

I wanted to install XenServer onto a hard disk with existing data on it, by customizing the partitioning and LVM volumes, but I found that the Anaconda installer does not seem to provide any options ...
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No loader-wizard in ioncube installer?

Trying to install IonCube on Centos 6, and well whenever I download the ioncube, there is no installer like the tutorials say there are. I am following the digital ocean tutorial: ...
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How can I download the Mavericks installer to a Windows PC?

I don't want to install Mavericks onto a Windows PC - I want to to download the installer (5Gb) onto a Windows PC and then install it on a Mac from a USB drive. For reasons I won't go into, it's not ...
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Packaging FireFox into Installer

Is there a way to package FireFox with all of it's configurations and extensions into an installer package to redistribute? I would like to cut back on having to setup FireFox the same on every ...
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How to regulate this weird installer?

My sister plays Minecraft using her user account on the family Windows XP computer, and sometimes another computer (Win7). The client she uses is from here. The installer is very weird for several ...
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Privileges for installing executables with nsis

I think this question suits better superuser than stackoverflow. I need to write an installer for some executables. The user might copy them wherever he wants but usually this is performed in ...
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Visual Studio 2012 installations hangs at SQL Server 2012 Feature Pack installation after power failure

I was trying to install VS2012 Ultimate. During the installation, there was a power failure. I restarted the PC, and started the installation again. The installation starts but it hangs on Microsoft ...
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Why would I install a program into C:/ directly?

What are the reasons some programs install (by default or even requirement) in C:/ directly, and not, like most, into the C:/Program Files/ folder? Also, why is it so common that drivers are ...
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An error occurred during the installation of assembly

I was trying to install itunes on windows 7, 64 bit, i got that error. the solution i found is to install VC++ runtime, i tried installing 2005 and 2008, got that same error, tried installing 2012, ...
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Windows 7 Installer keeps popping up at startup

I have Solidworks Student Edition installed on an external drive. Every time I turn on my computer, a Windows Installer box pops up to install Solidworks, and I have to press Cancel. How can I stop ...
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How to fix broken Windows update as files in Windows/Installer are removed?

I made a mistake that removed files in C:\Windows\Installer and maybe some other hidden folders, in order to save disk space in C drive. But this action screwed Windows update, now the .net framework ...