Actual Installer
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Actual Installer - List of Versions

Actual Installer 7.3 - May 19, 2019

Actual Installer 7.2 - February 18, 2019

Actual Installer 7.1 - November 07, 2018

Actual Installer 7.0 - September 01, 2018

Actual Installer 6.9 - April 22, 2018

Actual Installer 6.8 - September 18, 2017

Actual Installer 6.7 - April 12, 2017

Actual Installer 6.6 - January 02, 2017

Actual Installer 6.5 - October 16, 2016

Actual Installer 6.4 - June 02, 2016

Actual Installer 6.3 - February 28, 2016

Actual Installer 6.2 - August 28, 2015

Actual Installer 6.1 - May 14, 2015

Actual Installer 6.0 - February 10, 2015

Actual Installer 5.6 - October 06, 2014

Actual Installer 5.5 - July 14, 2014

Actual Installer 5.4 - March 20, 2014

Actual Installer 5.3 - March 01, 2014

Actual Installer 5.2 - November 20, 2013

Actual Installer 5.0 - August 22, 2013

Actual Installer 4.8 - March 20, 2013
- Ability to use full and short registry root names (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE = hklm);
- Software prerequisites: JRE 1.7, Adobe Acrobat XI (version 11.0), SQL Server Express 2012;
- Variable: <UserProfileName>;
- Switch '-aoa' (Overwrite All existing files without prompt) for the command to extract files from DATA.ZIP;
- Ability to specify the initial directory for the select directory dialog.

- Bug with file operations on 64-bit OS - if option 'Only 64 bit' is selected then setup will turn off the WOW File Redirection system ( for exm.: on 64-bit OS setup access real System32 directory, not SysWOW64 );
- Bug with updating 64-bit applications (setup could not find previous versions because it checks 32-bit registry instead of 64-bit);
- Bug with the 'Overwrite only if newer' option for EXE and DLL/OCX;
- Bug with registering ActiveX DLL/OCX files (if a file has not been installed, the setup does not register it);
- Bug with checking software prerequisites (.NET Framework, Internet Explorer, JRE, SQL Compact, SQL Express) regarding of the type of OS (x64 or x86).

Actual Installer 4.6 - February 04, 2013
- Up/Down buttons for the Additional Prerequisites list
- URL hyperlink functionality to License Agreement and Readme Text.

- Bug with detecting .Net Framework 4.5 on x64 bit Windows
- Bug with checking Additional Prerequisites on x32 and x64 bit Windows
- Bug with downloading files using Actual Downloader

Actual Installer 4.5 - November 12, 2012
- Compatibility with 64 bit applications
- Increased speed of installing files and processing registry entries
- Option to select 'Files and Folders' or 'Variables' for the 'Command\Parameters' field
- One path for registry key (instead of using 'Root Key' and 'Subkey')
- Ability to use variables <AppName>, <AppVersion>, <CompanyName> in the 'Save Setup As' field.

- Variables for setting default values for the fields User Name, Company Name, and Custom Field: <UserNameVar>, <CompanyNameVar>, <CustomUserInfoVar>
- Buttons YesToAll and NoToAll for the dialog of overwriting files
- Option 'Create Shortcut' for the Additional Files list
- Hotkey 'Insert' for adding items
- Variable: <ProgramFiles86>
- Actual Downloader utility

- Bug with hanging up setup on the Finishing setup page
- Bug with registering file extensions (if registry key 'UserChoice' exists it fails)
- Bug with checking for updates on Actual Installer startup in the Silent Mode
- Bug with adding folders in the Additional Files list using Drag & Drop
- Bug with adding duplicate shortcuts on the Shortcuts page
- Bug with the option 'Associate '.aip' files with Actual Installer'
- Bug with Additional Prerequisites (if OS is set to 'x86' it takes effect for x64 platforms)

Actual Installer 4.3 - September 24, 2012
- Option 'Check for updates on startup'
- Option 'Open Program Files Folder'
- Sorting for the 'Additional Files' list
- Improved interface
- Improved Help file
- Improved FAQ

- Bug 'blank finish dialog'
- Bug with converting product version number into correct format (x.x.x.x)
- Other little bugs

Actual Updater 1.2:
- Bug with comparing product versions
- Bug with parameters (Upper and lower case)

Actual Installer 4.2 - July 05, 2012
- Option to change the destination file name on the 'Additional Files' tab
- Option 'Silent Mode' for Uninstaller
- Command line parameter '/S' for silent uninstallation
- Support for Windows 8
- Option 'Select Destination Folder Mode'
- Ability to change Font for Setup Wizard
- Feature 'Drag and Drop' for adding files in the 'Additional Files' list
- Installer variable: <InstallDrive>

- Bug with option 'Application Version'. Any simbols are now supported
- Bug with selecting 'Main Executable' and 'Launch Program' at finish
- Double quotes are not inserting in "Associated File" field
- Bug with option 'Overwrite only if newer'

Actual Installer is an easy-to-use software installer for Windows programs.

Actual Installer 4.0 - February 16, 2012
- Support for UNC path
- Ability to read Environment Variable
- Custom Prerequisites
- Option to launch the Control Panel 'Programs and Features' applet
- Option to associate '.aip' files with Actal Installer
- New icon for project files
- Setup Program command parameter: /P - set installation path
- Checking for file existence

- Bug with file signing if options Custom Icon and Update File Version are both checked
- Bug with using variables <UserName>, <CompanyName>, <CustomUserInfo> in the Installation Path
- Little bugs

Actual Installer 3.9 - July 18, 2011
- Software Prerequisites: .Net Framework 4.5, Internet Explorer 10, Adobe Reader X, SQL Server Compact: 3.5, 3.5 SP1, 3.5 SP2, 4.0, SQL Server Express: 2005, 2005 SP1, 2005 SP2, 2005 SP3, 2005 SP4, 2008, 2008 SP1, 2008 R2;
- 7-Zip Standalone Console 9.20;
- Setup Language: Polish;
- Empty item for "Main Executable";
- Checkbox for file associations on the "Setup" dialog;

- Bug with buttons "Up and Down" to move the commands on the "System-Commands" tab;
- Bug with using the "Create Data File" feature - "List out of bounds (4)" and requred free space;
- Bug with detecting Adobe Reader X;
- Upgrade Mode: bug with double uninstall dialogs;
- Some little bugs.

Actual Installer 3.8 - November 20, 2010
- Environment Variables
- Software Prerequisite: .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, 3.5 SP1 Client, 4.0 Client
- Option 'Launch commands on OS: All, x86, or x64
- Options "Check for Updates" and "FAQ" in the Help menu
- Option 'Open Language Folder' on Languages page
- Option to avoid checking prerequisites (command line parameter: /n)
- Setup language: Swedish
- Actual Updater - command line parameter: /a

- Bug: variables don't get stored if no "Default Value" is entered
- ABORT, RETRY, IGNORE options on File Copying
- Bug with option 'Overwrite only if newer'
- Bug with Link to SQL Prerequisite
- Some little bugs

Actual Installer 3.6 - June 15, 2010
- Ability to Update File Version Info;
- Software prerequisite: SQL Server;
- Ability to create zipped data files.

- Error with modifying registry type from REG_EXPAND_SZ to REG_SZ;
- Error with detecting an active internet connection;
- Error with detecting a Windows XP x64 bit;
- Upgrade Mode;
- Error with option 'Overwrite only if newer' .

Improved Interface

Actual Installer 3.4 - January 04, 2010
- Option 'Generate Serial Numbers';
- Option 'Require only 64-bit OS';
- Option 'Open the most recent project on startup';
- Option 'Do not add hidden files and folders';
- Software prerequisites: Acrobat Reader, Java;
- Variables: <Lng>, <LngID>, <SetupTempDir>, <SystemLngID>, <SetupExe>;
- Information for the ‘Programs and Features’ applet: DisplayIcon, InstallLocation, InstallDate and EstimatedSize;
- Command line parameter for setup program: "/s" - launch setup program in the silent mode;
- Ability to launch any files before installation;
- Customizable text for the setup wizard messages;
- Ability to change the URL for software prerequisites;
- Add 'Refresh' option for the setup languages list.

- Executing Commands;
- Error with character "?" in the path, parameters;
- Error with option 'Do not remove Registry value during uninstallation';
- Priority and reading setup variables from Registry.

Actual Updater:
Added customizable text;
Added silent mode: /s.

Added checking for the Administrator privileges;
Fixed error with executing commands.

Actual Installer 3.2 - August 04, 2009
Windows 7 compatibility
- Display progress bar during the uninstall process;
- User Variables (ability to read Registry values);
- Option: Require an Active Internet Connection;
- Option: Close Running Application;
- Option: Uninstall old version before installation;
- Option for ActiveX: Do not unregister during uninstallation;
- Option: Add all ActiveX;
- Setup languages: Czech, Hungarian, Turkish;
- Silent setup building parameter;
- New variable: <Language>;
- New Bitmaps;

- Critical error when extracting files (during installing setup files with deep directory structures, the installation takes a very long time);
- Critical error with digitally signing setup files;
- Upgrade method;
- Error with detecting the Main Executable;
- Error with a lot Serial Numbers items;
- I/O Error 32 during the Build Setup process;
- Error with Auto Detect Language option;
- Improved the adding files to the project;

Actual Installer 3.0 - September 20, 2008
[*] Context Help
[*] Optimized code
[*] Improved program interface
[+] Added Actual Updater program
[+] Custom Icon for setup program
[+] Requirement for Internet Explorer
[+] 'Source Folder' option
[+] 'Force Uninstall' option
[+] 'Restart Computer after unistallation' option
[+] 'Ready to Install' dialog
[+] 'Auto Detect' option for setup languages
[+] Execute custom commands before and after uninstallation
[+] Screensaver installation
[+] Create CD/DVD autorun
[+] List of serial numbers (note: DO NOT USE the "<" symbol in serial number)
[+] 'Main Executable' option
[+] Automatically creating shortcuts for main executable of application, uninstaller and updater
[+] .NEt Framework Download link, Internet Explorer Download link
[+] Command Line
[+] Ability to automatically close the program at uninstallation if the program is running
[-] Windows Vista compatibility improved
[-] Bug in Vista when Alt key is pressed
[-] Bug in interface of Actual Installer in Vista
[-] Bug when some copy of setup file is launched
[-] Error: "Invalid registry version"; added ability to import values from Reg file version 5: "Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00"
[-] Bug with "\n" in source text line. Now use "<#>" for the new line
[-] Detect .NET Framefork version
[-] Bug with lower and UPPER case variables
[-] Uninstallation bugs
[-] Available free disk space

Actual Installer 2.4 - October 23, 2006
- New application icon
- Added new Wizard and Header bitmaps
- Added 'Select File or Folder' dialog
- Added 'Execute before uninstallation' option
- Added 'User Information' dialog
- Added ability to import registry keys from the .reg files
- Fixed 'Commands' option
- Fixed 'Available free spcae' bug
- Fixed some bugs

Actual Installer 2.3 - August 25, 2006
Easy Install Maker was renamed to Actual Installer
- Added 'Installation Requirements' option
- Added 'Silent installation' option
- Added 'Commands' option
- Added 'Register Font, ActiveX and Type Library' options
- Added German, Italian and Spanish interface languages
- Added Description, Icon file and Icon Index parameters for File Extensions
- Fixed some bugs

Easy Install Maker 2.2.0 - June 15, 2006
- Added multi-language interface support to install engine
(The Readme and License Agreement texts can also be specified separately for each language)
- Added support for setup protection
- Added support for INI-files modification
- Added support information to "Add/Remove Programs" applet
- Added 'Visit product uninstall web page' option
- Added 'Launch Program AFTER installation' option
- Added 'View ReadMe AFTER installation' option
- Added 'Visit Web Site AFTER installation' option
- Added 'Working directory', 'Description', 'Parameters', 'Icon file', 'Icon index', 'Window state' to shortcut parameters
- Added new installer variables: <Date, <CommonFiles, <SentTo>, <Favorites>, <Templates>, <AppData>, <LocalSettings>, <UserProfile>, <AllUserProfile>, <StartUp>, <CommonDesktop>, <CommonStartMenu>, <CommonProgramsDir>, <CommonStartUp>, <LocalAppData>, <CommonAppData>, <CommonMyDocuments>, <CommonFavorites>, <CommonTemplates>
- Improved Setup Wizard interface
- Fixed some bugs

Easy Install Maker 2.1.8 - May 05, 2006
- Added ProgramGroup option
- Added 'File Association' option
- Added <CurrentDir>, <AppName>, <AppVersion>, <CompanyName> variables
- Fixed 'Extract variable string'
- Added 'Recently projects' option
- Fixed some bugs

Easy Install Maker 2.1.7 - March 07, 2006
- Added Readme dialog
- Added 'install file functions: if exists, uninstall'
- Added Company Name information
- Fixed 'file installation' option
- Fixed 'Project save' option
- Fixed some bugs

Easy Install Maker 2.1.6 - January 11, 2006
- Improved interface
- Fixed 'Regedit'
- Fixed 'Shortcuts'
- Fixed 'Select directory' option
- Added ability to not show license page
- Added Product version info
- Fixed Uninstaller
- Fixed 'Project save' option

Easy Install Maker 2.1.5 - November 25, 2005
- Added 'file compression' option
- Added 'file statistic' option
- Fixed uninstall bugs
- Fixed some bugs

Easy Install Maker 2.1.2 - October 18, 2005
- Added new installation variables
- Added 'dll, ocx registration' option
- Added 'License Agreement in the RTF format'
- Fixed some bugs

Easy Install Maker 2.0 - March 28, 2005

Easy Install Maker 1.0 (initial release) - May 10, 2004

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