Actual Installer Features
Actual Installer provides quick step-by-step way to create installer packages of both simple indy-products and enterprise-level software.
Don't waste time on learning how to create a Windows installer package for you software! With Actual Installer this process becomes fantastic ease. Actual Installer offers you a wizard-style interface that will quickly guide you through all the stages of creating an installer package. Simply go from one tab to another and specify the required values or textual content. Because the learning curve is minimal, it usually takes five minutes for a beginner to get started with the first installation project. No previous knowledge of installation technologies or scripting is required.
Actual Installer supports all basic installation features, including modification of registry and INI files, shortcuts creation, registration of Fonts, Screensavers and COM (DLL In-Proc servers, Type Libraries), file associations and environment variables. What’s more, Actual Installer supports many installer variables, user information queries, has complete uninstallation opportunities, supports Add/Remove Programs (Control Panel - Programs and Features) applet, Uninstall feedback.
Actual Installer allows checking system information and informing the user if some requirements specified in the installation project are not met. You can specify such checks as Windows OS version, administrator privileges and Internet connection.
If your application requires some 3rd party software for correct working, you can specify them in Actual Installer as software prerequisites. You can specify: Microsoft .NET Framework, Internet Explorer, Adobe Reader, Java (JRE), SQL Server, Crystal Reports, or any other custom prerequisites. These software prerequisites can be included in the installer package or downloaded from specific links.
Actual Installer compiles an installation package as a single executable file ( Setup.exe ). Then, this file can be easily uploaded to your website and made available to visitors for downloading. Or, it can be distributed on CD/DVD and other media.
Actual Installer enables you to create a Windows installer package in any supported languages (17 available - Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Dutch, English, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish). The Readme and License Agreement texts can also be specified for each language separately.
Custom Setup Wizard Interface
Actual Installer lets you to create good-looking installations. You will be able to customize the setup icon, Wizard graphics and dialogs, fonts, edit any text and error messages. The silent installation mode is also supported. In this mode no user interface will be shown. It's useful for unattended installation / uninstallation over large number of computers.
For creating flexible installations, in Actual Installer project you can specify any custom commands to be executed on user's system. Commands can be executed before / after installation (and uninstallation).
Actual Installer includes a very useful tool - Actual Updater. It allows the user to check for updates of your application and download new version, if available. Setting up is very simple and easy.
Support for large applications
Actual Installer supports creating installers for big in size projects (applications, games, databases, etc.). The following article describes how to create it - Large Installation.
Support for Windows 7 and 8
The installation packages created in Actual Installer will work fine on Windows 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7 and 8.
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“Actual Installer has an easy to use installation GUI, produces a clean looking setup programs, easy Windows registry editing, striaght-forward shortcuts, and many constants. The greatest feature is the simple effective process of creating a Windows installer package. A great value for the features that come in it! I'm a satisfied customer!”
To uninstall Actual Installer from you computer, go to Control Panel \ Programs and Features and double-click Actual Installer.