Rico.JohnnY

[Tips] Install Skype without IEplugin and google tool bar

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I don't know if this method has been posted before..I just find it out, that is

First import the following reg code,

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Skype\Phone\UI]
"InstallInfo"="google-toolbar:offered-notinstalled"
"Installed"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Skype\Phone\UI\General]
"Language"="en"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Skype\Toolbars\Installer]
"GTDefault"=dword:00000000
"IEDefault"=dword:00000000
"FFDefault"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Skype_is1]
"Inno Setup: Selected Tasks"="desktopicon"
"Inno Setup: Deselected Tasks"="launchSkype,startSkype,IsIEChecked,IsFFChecked"

then just use "/verysilent" to silently install skype, works perfectly for me. hope this tips useful for you guys.

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Thank you, this works just as promised. Finally a way silently install the new Skype without the 'Google bar' crap.

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thanks, i was just about to add it to my uadvd.

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"Skype"=-

Use this reg file after install skype..

Edited by Rico.JohnnY
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Nice tip! I hate this toolbar s***s :realmad:

:)

Edited by rado354
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I think, it is easier to use the /nogoogle command line switch.

I can confirm that it is working :) thanks a lot for this find!

BUT:

Just a small question: do you also know how to disable the IE Skype Addon to be installed? its annoying a lot.. ieti.exe gets somehow installed during skypesetup /verysilent /nogoogle

And: how can I prevent skype being startet after installation? I can do it with taskkill of course but maybe there is a parameter?

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I played around with the installer and came up with a way to repackage it using Inno Setup. It isn't pretty but it seems to work ok.

Steps to create custom Inno Setup installer for Skype:

1. Download the latest version of Skype from www.skype.com (I used 3.0.0.214)

2. Use ResHacker or some other tool to extract the icon from SetupSkype.exe and save it as Skype.ico

3. Open your %TEMP% folder (C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temp) to watch for installation files to appear

4. Run the SetupSkype.exe installer

5. Read the License Agreement and copy its text to a notepad file, save it as license.txt

6. Read the Privacy Statement and copy its text to a word document and save it in rtf format as privacy.rtf

7. Click the "Options" button (NOT Install)

8. Uncheck everything except "Install Skype Extras Manager"

9. Click "Install" and watch your %TEMP% folder for a folder called is-_____.tmp Open that folder and watch for PluginManager.msi

10. Uncheck any toolbar or add-on boxes along the way

11. As soon as you see PluginManager.msi copy it to your desktop quickly before the installer is finished.

12. After the installation is done, copy 3 folders into a new folder of your choice.

- "Phone" from C:\ProgramFiles\Skype\

- "My Skype Pictures" from C:\Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\

- "My Skype Wallpapers" from C:\Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\

Remove unins000.dat and unins000.exe from the "Phone" folder.

13. Move files into the new folder:

- Skype.ico

- license.txt

- privacy.rtf

- PluginManager.msi

14. Copy the attached file "install_script.iss" to your new folder.

15. Install Inno Setup from http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php (I installed the QuickStart Pack: ispack-5.1.9.exe)

16. Double-click the "install_script.iss" file and compile it in ISTool. This will create a folder called "Output" and inside it will be the new Skype installer called SetupSkype.exe

Silent install switch is /VERYSILENT

If you want the desktop icon, edit the install_script.iss under [Tasks] to remove Flags: "unchecked dontinheritcheck"

I haven't used Skype yet to verify that everything works properly, so you be the judge if it works for you, then enjoy.

The attached zip file contains install_script.iss, license.txt, privacy.rtf, Skype.ico

EDIT: 4 Feb 2007, updated the install_script.iss to check if Skype is running during uninstall and to uninstall Plugin Manager at the same time. Added another unchecked box for the option to run Skype on system startup. This installer is 5Meg smaller than original. I think I'm done playing now, twas a good experience.

install_script.zip

Edited by beeker
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I don't know if this method has been posted before..I just find it out, that is

First import the following reg code,

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Skype\Phone\UI]
"InstallInfo"="google-toolbar:offered-notinstalled"
"Installed"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Skype\Phone\UI\General]
"Language"="en"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Skype\Toolbars\Installer]
"GTDefault"=dword:00000000
"IEDefault"=dword:00000000
"FFDefault"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Skype_is1]
"Inno Setup: Selected Tasks"="desktopicon"
"Inno Setup: Deselected Tasks"="launchSkype,startSkype,IsIEChecked,IsFFChecked"

then just use "/verysilent" to silently install skype, works perfectly for me. hope this tips useful for you guys.

awesome tips =.=

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Hi cyberloner,

I tried using that registry fix, and I tried using this switch:

/TASKS="desktopicon,installPluginManager,!launchSkype,!startSkype,!IsIEChecked,!IsFFChecked"

But it still runs Skype after using /verysilent

I updated my Inno Setup script in my previous post so I think I'll keep using that installer for now.

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We should all dump skype for a month, after that they will release a nice 5MB installer with al this crap out :whistle:

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Hey rado352,

I saw your post over at RyanVM.net Discussion Board with your switchless installer for the business version of Skype. Nice work! Just what I was looking for.

This version uses an msi installer so we now have the option to edit it using Orca (available at Shark's repository). Possible tweaks are:

To stop Skype from starting up after installation, search for "StartSkype" (without quotes)

- delete this entry in the InstallExecuteSequence table

- delete this entry in the Property table

To stop Skype from running on System Startup, search for "CurrentVersion\Run" (without quotes)

- delete this entry in the Registry table

Thanks,

beeker

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