How do I make an installer for my Windows program?

Master Daisy May 29, 2013
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Hello,

I would like to know how I can make a good installer program.

I have my program, and I want to make an installer which will install the program and put some files in several folder so that the program can work perfectly.

How can I achieve this?

Thanks

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  1. susendeep dutta
    May 29, 2013 at 10:51 am

    IExpress is a Microsoft utility bundled with various editions of Windows operating systems.Makeuseof has mentioned about it years ago.

    So,it can be used without downloading it.You can have some detailed look at this Wikipedia article.

    How to Create a Self Extraction File with IE Express

    Also,Inno Setup is also popular.Although,it doesn't have much of GUI facilities,it for those who want to have full control over their package.

    You can have a look at some more other tools at the link below which has briefly compared different tools -

    Best Free Setup Builder

  2. Edem Dzameshie
    May 29, 2013 at 8:42 am

    You didn't indicate which programming language and Operating System. For Windows try Advanced installer.

  3. Rajaa Chowdhury
    May 29, 2013 at 6:52 am

    First, follow Windows Installer Best Practices : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/bb204770(v=vs.85).aspx

    For installer, you can use software like Actual Installer : http://www.actualinstaller.com/testimonials.html

  4. Alan Wade
    May 29, 2013 at 6:40 am

    There is a YouTube howto here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rj-Hb8Hr0MM

  5. Chinmay Sarupria
    May 29, 2013 at 5:36 am

    Go to this site and download Setup Factory 9.1 30 day trial. The trial is fully functional and allows to create professional windows software installers.

    http://www.indigorose.com/products/setup-factory/