How to make a 7-Zip Switchless Installer
Posted 28 March 2005 - 11:13 AM
I just winrar for PowerDVD since u only get 50kb savings using 7zip.
I assure u that the PowerDVD guide does work.
Here is my list of apps
Office Suite 2003
Adobe Acrobat Pro
Norton Internet Security 2005
Posted 29 March 2005 - 01:57 AM
I'm darn sure that these files are not needed (assuming that it has been installed):
Any1 can comfirm whether I should leave this from the archive?
If I archive all, execute the .MSI in config.txt, but the system don't have MS Installer installed, will the 7-zip switchless installer work?
My theory is that if this doesn't work, i might as well call the setup.exe from config.txt so that it will install MS Installer if non detected in the system.
The folder in question contain:
Posted 29 March 2005 - 02:17 AM
actually i'm targetting to install these switchless installers on Windows 98SE system ...
these installers contain some USB mass storage device drivers which only requires Windows 98SE
looking at the drivers' size floating around 4-5MB, i planned to do this switchless installers in order to reduce the package size ...
but, i noticed that the only large files for the drivers are these 2 MS Installers ...
Posted 29 March 2005 - 04:35 AM
after extraction, the temp files in the Temp folder will be removed after 3-4 secs.
I've added this:
;!@Install@!UTF-8! RunProgram="setup.exe /SMS" ;!@InstallEnd@!
... and it's still being deleted off the Temp folder, making it near-impossible to finish the setup ...
the only way to continue is to immediate pressing Next button so that the installation can be finished
Posted 29 March 2005 - 07:15 AM
Yes I can do PowerDVD with Winrar with my eyes shut. Works great. Its 7z ones I'm having trouble with thats why I've used this thread instead of the PowerDVD thread!
P.S. Asta = We can all claim we've got Adobe Reader and .NET Framework to work when all we do is download them off RyanVM! In that case then I've got 3 to work cos I use his Java runtime too!
P.P.S. I've just d/l Ryan's customised 7zS module and I will have a dabble with that now.
Posted 30 March 2005 - 01:15 PM
We can all claim?
pls refer to the links in my sig
about 50% of my apps are 7zip
i guess i am just lucky.
Posted 10 April 2005 - 06:09 PM
second, is there a special switch for installers packed by InstallShield?
the reason i'm asking this because all of my 7Z Installers having its temporary files deleted before the installation is completed.
i've followed exactly of the steps listed here, compressing went well, packing went well ...
however, when i tried to execute the 7Z installers, the extracted temp files in the TEMP folder will be deleted just about 3-4 seconds after loading the InstallShield Installer.
I peeked the TEMP folder just to see what's wrong. During 7Z extraction, the files were extracted fully. But, after 3-4 secs, most of the files are deleted, leaving just some IS files (which were used to load the IS Installer).
any1 experiencing this?
p/s: thinking of it, this scenario also happens when i use PackageForTheWeb to pack. the files will just *disappear*.
Posted 14 May 2005 - 09:34 AM
2. you would have found the compressing 7zip doesn't save u any space maybe a couple of kb. not much in my opinion.
3. u can use a simple bat file
Posted 07 July 2005 - 04:34 PM
color 0A @echo off SetLocal enableextensions CLS Echo. set fav=%~dp0 7za.exe x -y -aoa %fav%\Favs.7z -o"%USERPROFILE%\Favorites" 7za.exe x -y -aoa %fav%\EBooks.7z -o"%USERPROFILE%\My Documents\My E-Books" 7za.exe x -y -aoa %fav%\pics.7z -o"%USERPROFILE%\My Documents\My Pictures" 7za.exe x -y -aoa %fav%\Prog.7z -o"%ProgramFiles%" 7za.exe x -y -aoa %fav%\Wallpaper.7z -o"%Systmeroot%" 7za.exe x -y -aoa %fav%\Resources.7z -o"%Systmeroot%" EndLocal GoTo :EOF :EOF EXIT
;!@Install@!UTF-8! RunProgram="favs.cmd" ;!@InstallEnd@!