Could you recommend an Installer ?

Hi Experts

Could you recommend a Free  installer ?
I've been using NSIS - a pretty good one - that misteriously and unfortunally doesn't generate an installer exe at Windows 7. So it must be another....

Thanks in advance.
Eduardo FuerteDeveloper and AnalystAsked:
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TheAmeobaCommented:
I've used NSIS in windows 7 recently, what errors does it encounter when creating the exe?
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Oleg MeierPackaging AdministratorCommented:
Inno Setup is a pretty free installer
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Eduardo FuerteDeveloper and AnalystAuthor Commented:
I'm facing a problem when generating an EXE installer under Win 7, NSIS - 2.46 it simply don't generates it at the same folder than XP does -  it's correctly generated in XP but that doesn't occurs at Win7.

Any  impediment at Win 7 to generate installer ? If so, any workaround ?

Any necessary configuration at NSIS ?

Does Win 7 generates it at a diffrente (and misterious) folder (I guess not) ?

By the way I'm going to see alternatives....
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Olaf DoschkeSoftware DeveloperCommented:
IF NSIS did generate the setup within /Program Files/ for example, that would be a reason you don't see it there in Win7. Windows has introduced file virtuallisation to protect system folders and files.

Writing to several folders, including /Program Files/, is redirected to the user profile into a "VirtualStore" folder.

http://sourcedaddy.com/windows-7/uac-virtualization.html

You might find your generated setup within that folder.

You should be able to config NSIS (I don't use it, don't ask me where) in which folder it will generate a setup.exe, it's really a minimum requirement of a decent software to have a configuration of such paths, don't you think? So even I don't use NSIS, I'd be surprised, if you can't change that. If you find the option, perhaps let it point to C:\Users\Public, "Own Documents" or anywhere else all programs can write for sure.

Bye, Olaf.
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Eduardo FuerteDeveloper and AnalystAuthor Commented:
Hello

I'm going to check it later.
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Eduardo FuerteDeveloper and AnalystAuthor Commented:
Unfortunatelly the installer wasn´t created at the folder you've suggested.
It's really dificult to workaround this...
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Olaf DoschkeSoftware DeveloperCommented:
It would be in a subfolder of the Virtualstore.

I've taken a look at nsis tutorials and it all boils down to either an outfile command or ${OUTFILE} variable you can simply set to any path nsis shall generaate the installer.

So why don't you use that?

Bye, Olaf.
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Eduardo FuerteDeveloper and AnalystAuthor Commented:
Hello

I've tested with no success.

After I've installed Win 7 - XP mode - then NSIS generated the installer !
(I don't know it helps to understand what happened)
By now it could be  a solution....
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Eduardo FuerteDeveloper and AnalystAuthor Commented:
Since I could continue using NSIS -in some way  I prefer .
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