manual program installation
Posted on 2004-11-22
SetupWiz is fine for some things but we need to manually install a VB program and I can’t find any info on a manual setup process. How can we determine what registry entries/modifications are made by setup? We tried to inspect the SETUP.LST and Setup.ex_ files but didn’t get anything we could use. Also, how is the process of registering the needed dll/ocx files accomplished? Is this also done via the registry? We downloaded a program that attempts to do a before and after comparison of the registry after a program installation but it’s very confusing. Far better to know what’s added before hand, I’d say. Partial points will be awarded for an interesting discussion. Full measure will go the solution that results in our program successfully loading and running upon system startup after we have manually edited the registry and placed any needed files in their respective folders..