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Create simple install program

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Last Modified: 2013-11-14
I am trying to create a simple install program.  It will be used to distribute drawings (probably PDFs or engineering type) to clients.  I need to have the end user accept a EULA before the program will let them have access to the drawings.  In the past (9 years ago) I used install shield for this type of program.  They tried to pitch a "Flexnet InstallShield Express" package that is kind of pricey IMHO.  I did some searching and found a "InstallShield Express" - without the flexnet, that was more im our price range.  What other products are there that can be used for this?  Is there a MSI compiler?
Thanks - Wayne
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Although I use InstallShield Express, I have heard good things about Inno Setup:

Inno Setup

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Wise for Windows Installer

We've used both Installshield express and Inno setup with great success.

You will want istool to work with Innosetup.  It can be downloaded from the same site.


Another installer application you could try is NSIS

It only creates EXE files but it is free to use

I recommend Innosetup as well, very good and easy to use


Innosetup was just the product I needed.
Thanks - Wayne
You're certainly welcome.  Good luck with it.
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