Repackaging Setup.exe

Posted on 2005-04-26
Last Modified: 2013-11-14
I have an old install (from 1993) that appears to have been created from InstallShield 2.0.7, back when InstallShield was known as the Stirling Group.  Anyway, unlike installs created with current versions of installShield, I cannot run Setup.exe -r and get a Setup.iss file for this install.  Does anyone know of a way to repackage or recreate the install so that I can create a silent install of the application?

Question by:dspent
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    Accepted Solution

    If you are looking to do this quickly, I would recommend abandoning InstallShield and trying the free installer Inno Setup.  Here is a list of its features ( including silent installs.
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    I used two commercial products to convert old setups (including installshield setups) to a msi based setups. When you have msi setup you can have a silent install. These are not free products, but they are very good:
    -Installshield Admin Studio
    -Wise Package Studio

    I liked the Wise Package Studio, but the two products offer similar features. They also have trial versions so you can download them for testing...
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    Author Comment

    yeah but both trial versions only allow you to run the setup on the machine that created its useless to me since the company is NOT going to buy either one.

    Anyway, I found a free program that worked for me with no problems....  Its called InstallRite 2.5...  It basically captured the install and then repackaged it and also offers the option to make the install silent.


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