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is this useful?
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jaked122



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jaked122
I wave crated an installer that has helped me even on windows vista Very Happy Very Happy if nobody else likes it than i made it for myself anyway
Post 13 Jan 2008, 16:59
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LocoDelAssembly
Your code has a bug


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LocoDelAssembly
And where is it?
Post 13 Jan 2008, 17:39
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Vov4ik



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Vov4ik
I don't like installers if they add something to registry (i don't like registry too) Wink That programs don't work after reinstalling windows or moving it into another directory. An alternative way is using SFX archives, but they are executable, so it may cause problems with viruses/antiviruses. That's why my choice is archives. Wink
Post 13 Jan 2008, 18:10
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Madis731



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Madis731
I like installers because they do all the hard work that usually means writing to the registry.
I dislike installers because they usually don't uninstall what they've just installed. I'd like to tell uninstallers that:
1) Shift-DEL this crap;
2) Shift-DEL additional files created while this program was installed;
3) Don't just Shift-DEL all the files, but the directory U resided in aswell!!!.

And that is when I like an installer Very Happy

Does your installer make icon associations and can (will be able) remove these after installation? I'm a visually thinking person and I have different icons for *.inc and *.asm files.
Post 13 Jan 2008, 19:20
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AlexP



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I think any installer that does anything more than unpack and drop the files in a SINGLE directory, none of that 251 folders with uncomprehensible names tree thingy like IE, or any installer that even touches the registry or anything else should be shot in the kneecaps and left to bleed out and die... I did see an interesting idea from trojan viruses, on "self-destruct" mode they would create a batch file and then terminate. this batch file would delete all the files that were created with the program, anything else that it has modified on the computer, and then delete itself (yeah!!) so there is no trace left... Here's the code for a batch file that uninstalls a program like this:

Code:
@echo off
:start
if no exist "C:\Program Files\ProgramName\???.exe" goto done
del "C:\Program Files\ProgramName\???.exe"
goto start
:done
del uninstall.bat
    

I have tested this code and it works!! I think any windows installer should have a simple batch file like this to uninstall itself, considering the windows registry can be accessed and modified by the command line (reg.exe, ect..)(google it). Great idea for anyone actually going to use it!


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Post 14 Jan 2008, 01:09
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System86



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Quote:

Here's the code for a program (single .exe) that utilizes a batch file like this:


That's the code for the batch file (.bat file), not an exe.
Post 14 Jan 2008, 01:13
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AlexP



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sry, noticed that Smile.
Post 14 Jan 2008, 01:15
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bitRAKE



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I can unpack to a folder, and never should installation require more!

[RANT]File associations and all that other crap should be an option from within the software. I hate the "branding" that marketing departments like to do, and I don't want your fucking company logo all over my machine! I avoid any company that installs their software like they own my machine.

I can understand some users need "hand-holding" to setup all these "nice features", but run a wizard on first execution that I can cancel/abort. And have an option to undo all these things. Use an INI file so I can use multiple installations and/or across network drives and still have my settings.[/RANT]

Maybe I should go back to DOS. Confused
Post 14 Jan 2008, 05:12
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OzzY



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bitRAKE wrote:
I can unpack to a folder, and never should installation require more!

[RANT]File associations and all that other crap should be an option from within the software. I hate the "branding" that marketing departments like to do, and I don't want your fucking company logo all over my machine! I avoid any company that installs their software like they own my machine.

I can understand some users need "hand-holding" to setup all these "nice features", but run a wizard on first execution that I can cancel/abort. And have an option to undo all these things. Use an INI file so I can use multiple installations and/or across network drives and still have my settings.[/RANT]

Maybe I should go back to DOS. Confused


Maybe we should create a new DOS with GUI. Very Happy
Post 14 Jan 2008, 23:40
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Madis731



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Madis731
It was jaked122's first & last post. Does everybody still think that he's got an installer written?
Post 15 Jan 2008, 06:58
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bitRAKE



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bitRAKE
Maybe, jaked122 was asking to see if other people would like an installer.
Post 15 Jan 2008, 15:38
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OzzY



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OzzY
I'd like a installer that downloads latest FASM version and installs it.
I was creating something like this, but lack of time sucks.
I'll probably restart this project now.
Post 15 Jan 2008, 17:55
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