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Lavasoft Ad-Aware 6 free Build 181

If you want to install Ad-Aware 6 in a language other than english:

1. Install it in any computer

2. Install the language pack and select your language

3. Copy from "%ProgramFiles%\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 6\Lang" the three files correponding to your language (YourLanguage.bmp / YourLanguage.det / YourLanguage.ini)

4. Add these YourLanguage.* files to your Windows unattended CD (<cddrive>\$OEM$\install\Applications\Adaware)

5. After Ad-Aware 6 is installed, these files should be copied to "%ProgramFiles%\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 6\Lang"

6. After logging on, select your language as the default language (this selection is stored in prefs.ini).

Sample code:

ECHO Installing Lavasoft Ad-Aware 6 Build 181
ECHO Please, wait ...
start /wait c:\install\Applications\Adaware\aaw6.exe /silent
rem Copy files for your language
copy /Y c:\install\Applications\Adaware\YourLanguage.* "%ProgramFiles%\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 6\Lang" >nul
ECHO End - Lavasoft Ad-Aware 6 Build 181


How to remove advertisement from MSFN




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Microsoft IntelliPoint 4.12 RETAIL

The OEMSETUP.EXE trick did not work for me, but here is something that did work:
MSIEXEC.EXE /i "%path to setup folder%\IP4_1.msi" MM="MM" REBOOT="ReallySuppress" /q




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Update of the method for installing Nero 6
u need the both exe nero6xxxx.exe and nero6xxxx_<lng>.exe
with winrar, u extract the both files in 2 folders like that
u pick up the setup.exe form the first path and u copy it in the second path
(to erase the setup.exe for the language wich is not really cool for silent install)
then you can use two methods to install the 2 packages
1st method :
use the following commands:
update the registry with a regfile containing the key see in
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ahead\Nero - Burning Rom\Info]
and then :
nero\setup.exe /silent /noreboot
nero_lng\setup.exe /silent

2nd method :
repack the to setup files with winrar to make 2 sfx exe (both with the same setup.exe form 0)
in the nero.exe u obtained put the following comment :

Setup=setup.exe /SFX /SN=xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx /WRITE_SN /SILENT /NO_UI /NOCANCEL /NOREBOOT
Title=Nero 6.0- Ahead Software AG
where xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx is your serial number
in the langage setup put the following comment :

Title=Nero 6.0 - <your lang> Language Installer

and launch the 2 setup during your installation....
Et voilà...
PIV 2.4GHz 1024Mb - P4C800E - FX5700 TD - 200G+80G+120G
WIN XP 'nLite' including XPlode
thanks to wraith and nuhi




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Easy CD Creater 6.0 almost silent install

I have tried using the /qb and /qn switches niether one worked,but the /qr switch does.
The /qr switch is used for a reduced interface. The reduced interface show a large status disply of the install but does not ask for any input.


To have your system reboot automaticaly after the install completes change REBOOT=Suppress to REBOOT=FORCE

The REBOOTPROMPT=S removes the reboot promt when the installation finishes



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ACDSeeSystems MSI type installs via Cmd Line: Custom Actions after /QN

License Key PARAMETER for all ACDSee MSI products:

Need to suppress a reboot? If yes,

Do we want to register the proggy with a name? If yes,

CMD Line / Batch Examples
ACDSee 5.0.1 is in a folder @ C:\SilentSetups\ACDSee 5.0.1 Standard.msi. We do not want to enter a USERNAME (FYI: COMPANYNAME is a valid parameter for those who need it). However, we do want to register and suppress a reboot to let other installs follow.

Microsoft Proper (recommended):

This also works (we will add our name & do a PowerPack install of v6.0.2):

Easily Overlooked:
1. Quotes are needed if a parameter's value has spaces. (See above, USERNAME=).

Installling a setup.exe? Use:
<path>setup.exe /s /v"/qn PARAMETER=VALUE PARAMETER=VALUE" (We are passing parameters to msi bundled in an exe so make sure /v"/qn does not become /v "/qn

Example: ACD mPower Tools 1.0.2.exe - Silent, UserName, License, Suppress Reboot
"C:\SilentSetups\ACD mPower Tools 1.0.2.exe" /s /v"/qn USERNAME="Why does ACDSee's DB always freeze?" SLL_LICENSENUMBER=XXX-XXX-XXX-XXX-XXX-XXX REBOOT=REALLYSUPPRESS"

**Note** ACDSEE will install per user. Adding ALLUSERS=1 parameter will make ACDSee programs available for all users of a computer.



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Incredimail XE unattended switch :) The Best Email client :rolleyes:

IncrediMailSetup.exe /s


u can get it here

Incredimail XE BUILD 1184 5690 k.b

u may get PSKILL.EXE from here


u must place it in same folder of incredimailsetup.exe,more info on site

unattended MSFN SITE

This switch ,I think, applies to most if not all versions

Here is an image attached :D

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[/B]Mozilla 1.6[B] Silent install

Mozilla 1.6.exe -ma -ira




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K-Lite Codecs Packs

I browsed recently to website of K-Lite Codecs Pack. Besides of new versions I found in Tips & Tricks nice info about unattended install:
There's also list of components included in each codecs pack, I didn't copy this as it would mess the whole message :-)

Guide for creating a custom silent installation for one of the codec packs

STEP 1: Create a file called silent.inf with the following contents:

Dir=C:\Program Files\K-Lite Codec Pack
Group=K-Lite Codec Pack
Components=mpclassic, divxdec, divx, xviddec, xvid, 3ivxdec, 3ivx, wmv, mpeg2, vp3, vp6dec, vp6, dvd, indeo, indeo4, indeo32, huffyuv, msmpeg4, mp3audio, wmaaudio, ac3audio, oggvorbis, aac, musepack, voxware, ape, mp3lame, oggvorbissplitter, matroska, vsfilter, matrixmixer, shoutcast, gspot, fourcc, minicalc, disg400, disffdshow

Dir is the path of the destination folder. If you leave out this line, then it will install into the default folder.
Group is the name of the program group that will be created in your startmenu. If you leave out this line, then it will use the default groupname.
When you set NoIcons to 1, then no group will be created in your startmenu.
Components is a comma-separated list of the components that you want to be installed. If you leave out this line, then it will use the default settings for the components list.

Note: The reason why the settings.inf file is used is because command line calls are limited to 256 characters. And because of the long components list that will lead to problems when you include the components parameter in the command line call.

STEP 2: Put the silent.inf file in the same folder as the installer

STEP 3: Now you can perform a silent installation with the following command line call:
INSTALLERFILENAME /verysilent /loadinf=".\silent.inf"

List of component names for the various packages

Note: this list is based on the latest versions of the packs.




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FlashFXP v2.1

ECHO Installing FlashFXP
ECHO Please wait...
start /wait %systemdrive%\install\FlashFXP.exe /SILENT

Worked for me :)

You can then copy your .key file over and its registered :rolleyes:


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Total Commander 6.01
  • Download the installer.
  • Using Total Commander itself, open the installer using CTRL+PGDN
  • Copy install.inf to the other pane using F5. You could also use your favorite packer program like winzip, winrar,... but why bother if you have TC? :)
  • Edit install.inf as follows:
  • See the section [Languages] to know your language number. If you are reading this forum, you are smart enough to figure out the rest of the file.
  • Put install.inf back in the installer (copy it back using F5).
  • To do an unattended installation, just run the modified installer.
  • If you are a registered user, copy the file wincmd.key in the installation folder.


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Macromedia Shockwave and Flash full installers

The Players:
http://www.macromedi...kwaveplayer_win <-- English, French and German
http://www.macromedi...waveplayerj_win <-- Japanese
http://www.macromedi...waveplayerk_win <-- Korean
http://www.macromedi...kwaveplayer_mac <-- English, French, German, Japanese and Korean

The logos*:

*You are required to use the Player logos per the terms of the Players
License and Distribution Agreement. The Agreement is available online for
reference at:

If you are interested in purchasing a Player Distribution Support Contract,
please refer to the information at:




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Thought I'd add this, as in my searching I've not seen it...

When installing Futuremark's PCMark 2004 app, you need to have both Windows Media Player 9, and Media Encoder 9 installed first.

I've seen the switches for WMP9 in here (but not the Media Encoder), and tried them on the Media Encoder. Worked perfectly.


Switch: /Q:A /R:N
Full syntax: WMencoder.exe /Q:A /R:N
Extraction needed: No

*edit* Now that I know this one works fine as well, I'll add it in too;


(from my start.cmd file: )

ECHO Registering Homesite 5...
REGEDIT /S %systemdrive%\Install\Applications\Homesite_5\register.reg /f

ECHO Installing Macromedia Homesite 5
ECHO Please wait...
start /wait %systemdrive%\Install\Applications\Homesite_5\setup.exe /-S

(the related .reg file referred to above: )

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

"First Name"="Me"
"Last Name"="B"
"Organization"="Whatever your company name is"
"Serial Number"="HSW500-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX"


I noticed it worked correctly and didn't require me to enter my name/serial when I put the registration entry before the install entry in the .cmd file.

The info in the registration.reg file I copied from my current Registry files from my original standard install of Homesite 5. Install yours normally, and copy this (your) info from your Registry afterwards for use in the Unattended CD.

My install folder for Homesite 5 (on the XP cd) is 14.4 MB.

Tested and works. :)


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Daemon Tools again. Perhaps the problem is people aren't paying attention to the case of the things they're typing? Dunno, but this is what I have and it installs just fine:

start /wait %systemdrive%\install\applications\daemontools\daemon344.msi /qb REBOOT=Suppress


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some switches


Switch: /verysilent
Full syntax: vnc-3.3.7-x86_win32.exe /silent /sp-
Extraction needed: ?


Switch: /s
Full syntax: getdiz30.exe /s
Extraction needed: ?



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Silent Installation

Installation of UltraEdit is normally performed by executing the uesetup.exe without any parameters. This leads the user through the installation allowing the user to select the appropriate location and options.
When this is done, a file install.sss is created.
In some cases it may be desired to perform a silent installation of UltraEdit to allow automated unattended installations. This is possible with the following setting:
uesetup /s
Under normal circumstances this will perform a silent install with the default settings. Any files that would be required to be downloaded from the WWW normally should be downloaded and in the same directory as the uesetup.exe file to avoid prompting for WWW download.
To customize a silent install, run the uesetup normally selecting the appropriate install options. After this has been completed, copy the install.sss that is created to the directory containing the uesetup.exe and rename it to uesetup.sss any future silent installs will use this file to specify the install options.

Settings are stored in those files (so backup them):


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:rolleyes: tHIS Is foR fASTFOLdERS v3.0.0 latest ondate

Here goes the syntax —

ECHO Installing FastFolders v3.0.0 (Context Menu System Extension-Easily Access Folder)
start /wait %systemdrive%\install\Applications\FF\FFSetup.exe /Progra~1/FastFolders

Can Someone Please suggest how to use %ProgramFiles% variable as the install path. Cause maybe someone wants it installed on DEFGH:... progfiles folder. thanks in advance :D

1.3 Installation & Uninstallation
To install FastFolders, simply run "FFSetup.exe". The Setup program will guide you through all necessary steps. If you want to remove FastFolders from your computer, select "Uninstall" from the FastFolders program group or use "Add/Remove Software" in the Windows Control Panel.

Unattended setup: if you want to install FastFolders automatically, without user interface, please include the installation path as a command line parameter. Also, any file included in the command line will be copied to the installation path by the setup program. Here is an example:

FFSetup.exe "C:\Program Files\FastFolders" License.dlc

This command line will install FastFolders to the default installation path and copy the license file "License.dlc" to the installation path. "License.dlc" must be in the same folder as "FFSetup.exe" so that the setup program can find it.

After unattended setup, a text file "FFSetup.log" will be created. It contains the result of the installation.




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Fireburner 2.2.1

FireBurnerV221.exe /qn

This would be a good area to add a signature




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Avant Browser

I have discovered a clover way of silent installing Avant Browser (any version). You can do the .vbs install or do this:

1. Install Avant Browser on a working install of Windows.
2. Go to %systemdrive%\Program Files\Avant Browser\ or where you installed Avant Browser.
3. Copy the contents of the folder to a folder called Avant Browser in your $Progs folder if you are using the $OEM$ method.
4. Copy the shortcut leading to %systemdrive%\Program Files\Avant Browser\iexplore.exe to your start menu folders.
5. When you slient install XP, Avant Browser will automatically be copied over.

Avant Browser WILL WORK this way. I tested it and it works without using the installer.

What's more! See in Lang folder. Delete any languages you don't think you'll need. I've deleted all but the English one. Still works! Avant didn't complain. :)




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Available switches for Spybot S&D 1.2 -- looked around the forum and couldn't find any so I found these @ appdeploy.com

Spybot S&D 1.2 switches -- here is link to the page

Here is a list of command line parameters that the Spybot-S&D main executable (spybotsd.exe) supports:

Runs Spybot-S&D completely hidden (no window, no taskbar icon), so make absolutely sure you use it only in combination with /autoclose (otherwise it would remain in memory sitting idle). Useful only in combination with /autocheck, /autoupdate or /autoimmunize, as it cannot be controlled when completely invisible.
Starts the window minimized.
Uninstalls Spybot-S&D. This command line parameter is very outdated - unins00.exe should be used instead!
Starts with support for blind users (special menus).
Does an update after starting the program.
Starts scanning immediately.
Fixes problems after scan.
Closes program after it has scanned or updated.
Runs the immunization at program start.
Fixes only spyware (red) entries with /autofix, leaving all usage tracks as they are.
Starts with easier interface for newbies.
And here is a list of command line parameters that the Spybot-S&D installer (spybotsd12.exe) supports:

Will display the progress during installation, but not the wizard.
Even the progress will not be shown. Errors etc. would still be shown.
Disables the Cancel and Close button. Useful with /silent.
Installs into that directory instead of the default one.
/group="folder name"
Installs into a program group of that name instead of the default one.
Avoids creation of any icons for the installed softwae.
/components="comma separated list of component names"
Installs the given components instead of the default ones. Components are main, blind (icons for blind users), language (all language files) and skins.




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Hi, i've been working on a way to install Google toolbar along with my hotfixes.

I've tried many things and i found that the google toolbar was only a dll. So i used Iexpress and created a .exe.

In the command line, i put: regsvr32 -s -i thenameofthedll.dll

I put the usual options and it works.

Since my hotfixes come when i'm able to use commands from my Os, i found that this method was the better one since i've tried to put switches on the original file and it didn't work as i wished.

Tell me what you think ?





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Hi, i've been working on a way to install Google toolbar along with my hotfixes.

I've tried many things and i found that the google toolbar was only a dll. So i used Iexpress and created a .exe.

In the command line, i put: regsvr32 -s -i thenameofthedll.dll

I put the usual options and it works.

Since my hotfixes come when i'm able to use commands from my Os, i found that this method was the better one since i've tried to put switches on the original file and it didn't work as i wished.

Tell me what you think ?


I use this in start.cmd

ECHO Bezig met installeren van Google Toolbar
ECHO Even wachten...
start /wait \\ghost_server\d\install\Applications\google\GoogleToolbarInstaller.exe /q


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Spybot S&D-Y'all already know this one:
"\\server\share\spybotsd12.exe" /VERYSILENT /SP-
but found a few more switches that might be helpful:
Will autoupdate and immunize then close without being seen:
"C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe" /taskbarhide /autoupdate /autoimmunize /autoclose
I also found the following:
Runs Spybot-S&D completely hidden, so make sure you use it only in combination with /autoclose
Starts the window minimized
Uninstalls Spybot-S&D
Starts with support for blind users
Does an update after starting the program
Starts scanning immediately
Fixes problems after scan
Closes program after it has scanned or updated
Runs the immunization at program start
Fixes only spyware (red) entries with /autofix
Starts with interface for newbies



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FastFolders v3.0

start /wait %systemdrive%\install\FFolders\FFSetup.exe "%systemdrive%\Program Files\FastFolders" License.dlc

more info: http://www.msfn.org/...showtopic=15509
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There have been many attemps at Leech. I finally got it working. This also adds a shortcut to your startmenu

Install LeechFTP, then copy Program Files\LeechFTP into \Install\Aplications\leechftp
Export your LeechFTP registry from HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\LeechFTP
save it in Install\
download shortcut.exe from LINK and put it into your Install Folder

Copy this into your Install.cmd
ECHO Installing LeechFTP
ECHO Please wait...
md "%systemdrive%\Program Files\Leechftp"
Copy /y "%systemdrive%\install3\Applications\Leechftp\*.*" "%systemdrive%\Program Files\Leechftp\" 
Shortcut.exe /f:"%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Leechftp.lnk" /A:C /T:"%systemdrive%\Program Files\Leechftp\Leechftp.exe"
ECHO Installing LeechFTP
REGEDIT /S leechftp.reg

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While looking for switches for irfanview I found the following in the irfanview FAQ:

Q: I am an administrator. How can I silent install/uninstall IrfanView?
A: Usually, you can download the ZIP version of IrfanView and Plugins and deploy the files.

Self install versions have special start options for silent install (example, version 3.90):
1) IrfanView:

iview390.exe /silent /folder="c:\test folder\irfanview" /desktop=1 /group=1 /allusers=0 /assoc=1

folder: destination folder; if not indicated: old IrfanView folder is used, if not found: "Program Files" folder used
desktop: create desktop shortcut; 0 = no, 1 = yes
group: create group in Start menu; 0 = no, 1 = yes

allusers: desktop/group links are for all users; 0 = current user, 1 = all users
assoc: set file associations; 1 = images only, 2 = select all

2) PlugIns:
all_plugins.exe /silent

3) Uninstall:
iv_uninstall.exe /silent

These options were introduced with the latest 3.90 version.

It did the trick for me and i hope other people can benefit from this information :)

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