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Fat EXE or setup program


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Poll: Do you prefer a bundled (a.k.a fat) EXE or an installer? (18 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you prefer a bundled (a.k.a fat) EXE or an installer?

  1. Fat EXE (10 votes [55.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 55.56%

  2. Installer (8 votes [44.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 44.44%

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Datalore

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I go both ways on this one. I like fat exe's for small little utility programs, the kinds I can just throw in the system32 folder and call via command prompt whenever necessary. But for full-fledge programs like Photoshop, I like installers. Whats your preference?


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i would agree with you, the smaller utilitys should be 'fat exe's' and larger programs as installers

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i would agree with you, the smaller utilitys should be 'fat exe's' and larger programs as installers

Yep! I agree!

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fat exe for me.. some installers even have the balls to get the installed files from the net to install.. rather one file downloaded so u dont need to be on the net all the time (56k person here :))

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I like EXE's that you download and they just run...

They dont screw up the registry (Are less likely to add entries) and they are much better!

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Fat-exe for small utility

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installer is the best way to make better for us


.exe also better but it not awesome like this



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.exe & installer are easy to create through the VB & edit through the restorator




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