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

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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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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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Can I delete the folder “C:\WINDOWS\Installer\$PatchCache$”?

This folder is taking up nearly a GB of my C partition. Is it possible to just delete it?
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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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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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Break open an EXE file?

I have a sony Vaio and I have downloaded the sound driver for it. The driver claims it is being installed on a computer its not compatible with, and crashes. I know that it is wrong. I assume the ...
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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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Midnight Commander (MC) installer for Mac OS X

I use MC on Windows and Linux and would like to use it on my Mac. Can someone point me to an URL where I can download a binary setup/install?
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Does /NOCANDY avoid any adware-related activities with OpenCandy?

OpenCandy claims that using the /NOCANDY switch when using a OpenCandy-affiliated installer allows you to avoid opencandy. Should I take their word for it? If not, can anyone independent of ...
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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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Why do Windows Installers (.msi files) take so much longer to uninstall than other installers?

Since the Windows XP days, Windows Installers (.msi files), including InstallShield installers (which is just a bootstrap for MSI) has taken around five times longer to uninstall an application than ...
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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 the multiple reboots installing Windows 7?

I just installed Windows 7 on my non-PC and was struck by how many times the Windows installer reboots during installation. It even tells you on the screen during installation that the computer will ...
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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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Installing a bundled set of multiple apps automatically and silently

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 ...
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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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Flash Player 11 installer not working on Windows 7

I downloaded the Flash Player 11.0.1.152 installer from the Adobe website and tried to install it on Windows 7 64-bit. Upon running it, the installer deletes itself, the process runs in Task Manager ...
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Flash standalone installer for Win 2008/64/ IE8

I am working on a x64 Win2008 server that does not have external network access. The software I'm working with uses flash, but doesn't install it. I need to find a standalone flash installer that I ...
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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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Deleting C:\Windows\Installer\ files safely on Windows 7 after running WinDirStat hard drive space usage report

Has anyone successfully deleted the Windows Installer files successfully before? They are taking up 35.1% of my total hard drive space. Which ones are needed and which ones can be purged? In order ...
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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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Unable to install Android for Windows 7 because JDK is not found

I have JDK SE7u4 installed in windows 7. I tried to install Android on Windows 7 using the installer_r18-windows.exe but no avail. The setup window showed the message saying that the Java SE JDK not ...
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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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Minimum necessary files (CLI) for Bazaar

Is there a way to repackage Bazaar to include only the commandline tools (bzr.exe, etc.), similar to the non-Tortoise version of Mercurial? What are the minimum files needed, if possible? If it ...
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Error 2203 when installing Python/Perl?

I can't install Python or Strawberry Perl on the Windows 8 Developer Preview :( I keep getting installer error 2203; here's a link to the LOG file: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SJ8BDNLV I really don't ...
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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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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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Cygwin offline installer?

I've tried downloading it several times from several different computers and networks. When I attempt to download it the download gets stuck mid way though. Where can I find a reliable offline ...
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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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What folder are installation logs in?

If an installer stores a log of the installation process, where would I find that log? If there is an installer that does not log the installation process, how can I make it do so?
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Why aren't all applications 'portable'?

I've recently been trying to 'install' stuff a lot less on my Windows machine (I hate installers - I need to know where programs put stuff...), choosing to use portable or standalone versions of ...