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Hi,

I have a very simple MFC program that doesn't require any help files or registry entries. It basically only needs to be copied to the start menu and that's about it.

I tried using "InstallShield for Microsoft Visual C++ 6" to create a simple installer.  I think I got it right even though it seemed more complicated than I assumed at first. In any case, now the installer is all ready but it is now spread out into all kinds of files, a .cab file, some Setup files and DLL or two...

How can I now take all this stuff and package it into one file? Is there a way with InstallShield without having to make an executable WinZip file?

-- Bubba
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Hi Bubba,

I don't think you can create a single file executable from that stripped down version of InstallShield.  With InstallShield X Professional you can specify to create a web install which will compress everything into a single MSI.

Have you tried any of the other installation suites?  This one is free, easy to use and compresses everything into a single MSI.

http://www.cornerhouse.ca/en/msicreate.html

Here is a list of a lot of installation suites (both free and for fee).

http://www.dotnet247.com/247reference/a.aspx?u=http://www.installsite.org/pages/en/msi/authoring.htm

Cheers,
Aaron
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