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

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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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How to create installer for my visual basic project with sql server 2008 database?

Hi guys I have a visual basic project and I developed it using visual studio 2010 and sql server 2008 for my database. Now, I want to make an installer that will include my sql server database. I ...
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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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Connectify - installation probIem

I have previously installed Connectify in my laptop and now I want to install it again but I always get the reboot required after I reboot it shows again. I've downloaded the latest version of ...
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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 ubuntu get the default hostname?

My newly installed ubuntu show lele-ThinkPad-X230 as its hostname, I download debian-installer and ubuntu-installer(ubiquity) to see the code, but found nothing useful about this. DHCP or some ...
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Windows 8 Phantom installer

About once or twice a day, the Windows Installed pops up on my screen indicating that an application is being installed. If I leave it it does not go away (can remain for hours). When I Cancel it, it ...
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Unable to install Foriclient on Windows7 box

It's impossible to install the Forticlient VPN Client on my Windows7 machine. No Difference wether trying to install the full Forticlient or just the Small FortiSSL Client. After launching the ...
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Debian 7.3 and Partman

I'm curious as to what the partition flags in Partman actually mean when partitioning a disk for installation. I've seen the flags "f", "F", "B", and "K" so far. F: Yes, format it. B: Bootable. ...
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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 ...
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Install TortoiseSVN with a batch file

I am looking for a way to install TortoiseSVN via a batch file in order to automate the process of setting it up on several Windows machines. Is it possible to do that maybe with the official ...
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Installer runs and fails at startup

Whenever I reboot my Windows 7 computer, the systems tries to install an update to HP Photosmart Essentials. This window pops up: After a few seconds, it is replaced by this: If I press "OK", ...
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Can I convert a USB-stick to an installer without losing data?

I would like to use my 64GB USB-drive to install Linux on another computer that has no CD drive. I already have some data on the drive (I already have a backup, but split across multiple locations and ...
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Tell Windows 7 or 8 not to use other drives [duplicate]

When installing anything, namely Windows Updates, Windows tends to use other physical drives to unpack installer, and launch it from there. This leaves plethora of stupidly named folders after a while ...
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installer script for multiple software packages

I will need to package an older java application with it's dependencies on Windows which are quite a lot. I've exported a runnable .jar and got the depending native libraries, but still I need to make ...
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Installers won't open/run on my computer running on Windows 8

I'm having a problem where I try to install programs and the installer won't open. Usually, restarting my computer works and I can then install, but I don't understand why it wouldn't be able to run ...
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Windows 7 install rights standard user

I'm in the process off migrating a legacy application that has been running under Windows XP to Windows 7. This app pulls updates and setup installers for child components. These are run under the ...
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Installing TortoiseSVN - why to close Firefox?

I just installed the latest TortoiseSVN Client (v1.7.8) for windows from this mirror here. In the installer I was asked to close Firefox to proceed. Why so? It made me nervous - does TortoiseSVN have ...
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Can't install Powershell 3.0

Im trying to install powershell 3.0 on my Win7 64 bit pc, but I get the error "the update is not applicable to your computer." After googling the error, all the solutions I see are that you need to ...
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How to get keyboard layouts from microsoft keyboard creator to run in Win 8

So, apologies in advance if I break any house rules as this is my first question on the site. I use my various PCs in English, Hindi and Tamil. The default MS keyboard layout for Tamil is basically ...
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CentOS 5.5 install ghostscript?

I need to install Ghostscript v9.06 on CentOS 5.5. I am linux newbie so can you help me i tried download "Postscript and PDF interpreter/renderer" (was that right thing?) and then run ./configure ...
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Bypassing OS Requirements in mpkg

I have a mpkg file that i'm trying to install. The installer quits after "writing files" with the error: The installer encountered an error that caused the installation to fail... Among a big ...
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Why Does Explorer.Exe hold open file handles to files in C:\Windows\Installer?

I wanted to use Junction Master to move the files in C:\Windows\Installer off of my SSD and onto a normal HD to save space. When JM complained that there were files in use (on a freshly rebooted / ...
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Windows 8 Upgrade Stuck at Spinning Circles after the First Reboot

When I try to upgrade my version of Windows from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 8 Pro on my Alienware Aurora R4 with the latest, A07 BIOS, with the Windows upgrade setting to preserve my files and ...
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Can setting the executable flag on an installation script lead to CRC check failure?

Recenty I have installed the VMWare Workstation for Linux on my Ubuntu machine and in the process of installation I have ran into a peculiar problem. The installer itself is some kind of archive that ...
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Prohibit installers from modifying Windows Firewall rules [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to prevent applications from modifying Windows 7 firewall policy
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MySQL Server 5.5: Uninstaller gone missing - how to uninstall while preserving data and settings?

I'm running MySQL Server 5.5.25 64-bit on a Windows 7 machine. Recently I wanted to upgrade to the latest 5.5.28 version, but the installer wouldn't recognize the installed instance. I then noticed ...
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add Custom Prerequisite or script to add in installer to detect it

I have a wpf application which needs to be deployed at clients system. It has access database as back-end now at time of installation I need to check if the user has office installed in its system ...
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Using the same Windows 8 Upgrade installer on multiple PCs

As per the article How the new Windows 8 license terms affect you: You may transfer the software to another computer that belongs to you. … You may not transfer the software to share licenses ...
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Installer not being updated ( probably because of Windows 7 file cache )

I'm creating an installer for my Visual FoxPro application using ISTool and Inno Setup. It is ok for me for the first time. But, I updated my code and re-built the EXE file. Then, compiled the ...
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PackageForTheWeb “should not be executed directly”

When trying to install package (specifically, chipset drivers for Nexcom PEAK-series computer, but I guess it doesn't really matters) I get "PackageForTheWeb Error" saing "This program is used ...
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Extracting Windows executable installers on Mac Os X?

Is there a program or a script out there to extract the contents of a Windows installer under Mac Os X? Under Windows there is the Universal Extractor, I am looking like something like that for Mac. ...
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Creating a combined Mac package installer?

I work in a university library. We offer wireless printing services to our students using Pharos Print Server, and we have handy installers for the Windows print drivers. There are Mac drivers ...