Inno Setup 5.2.1

Inno Setup is a free installer for Windows programs. First introduced in 1997, Inno Setup today rivals and even surpasses many commercial installers in feature set and stability.

Key features:

* Support for all versions of Windows in use today: Vista, XP, 2003, 2000, Me, 98, 95, and NT 4.0. (No service packs are required.)
* Extensive support for installation of 64-bit applications on the 64-bit editions of Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003. Both the x64 and Itanium architectures are supported. (On the Itanium architecture, Service Pack 1 is required to install in 64-bit mode.)
* Supports creation of a single EXE to install your program for easy online distribution. Disk spanning is also supported.
* Standard Windows 2000/XP-style wizard interface.
* Customizable setup types, e.g. Full, Minimal, Custom.
* Complete uninstall capabilities and more...

Download: Inno Setup 5.2.1
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ok thanks for the advice ill probably stick with this then cause i know NOTHING about coding etc etc.

basically i want ease of use pretty much.

Actually, if you download the QuickStart pack, you get ISTool, InnoSetup, and the PreProcessor together which make a nice tool set.

It just keeps getting better.

In terms of usability and learning curve, I would choose InnoSetup any day over nsis. Its just more readable. So far I couldn't find anything that InnoSetup couldn't do.

th3rEsa, both InnoSetup and NSIS are roughly of the same age.

Good things about InnoSetup are:
1. Normal programming language for scripting - much nicer then assembly-like scripting of NSIS.
2. Automatic uninstall and rollback (in NSIS you have to write all uninstaller scripting yourself).
3. Much easier creation of custom pages.
4. Support for installers split into multiple files.

It is scripting-based... so why not use NSIS instead? Inno Setup is one of the oldest programs here, but it can't beat the newer NSIS, I think...

anyone try this? ... it looks like it could be usefull for certain things like making some files you got into a installer and creating a shortcut to that app etc etc.