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[Tips] Install Skype without IEplugin and google tool bar

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Rico.JohnnY

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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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I'm wondering if there anyway to make skype not start with windows
any1 can help me??

thk's

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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, 22 November 2006 - 01:06 PM.


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I'll try it..
thank u so much
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Works like a charm. Thanks.

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Nice tip! I hate this toolbar s***s :realmad:

:)

Edited by rado354, 01 December 2006 - 08:32 AM.


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

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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.

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Edited by beeker, 04 February 2007 - 11:11 AM.


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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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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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Skype's "Skype for Business" version is flexible. It will install IEPlugin and FFPlugin by default, but this can be prevented using switches in the silent installation:
(I noticed these switches in the "Condition" table using Orca)
msiexec /i SkypeSetup.msi FEATURE_IEPLUGIN=0 FEATURE_FFPLUGIN=0 /qb!
Skype does not run automatically after a silent installation, but it does automatically run after a full UserInterface installation.

If you want, you can edit SkypeSetup.msi using Orca
EDIT: (Shark has a recent version of Orca at Shark's repository):

To stop Skype from running 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

The msi UILevel property is set to 5 for a full UserInterface installation
(lower numeric values are used for silent, basic-UI, and reduced-UI installations)
To stop installation of plugins in silent mode,
- Add " OR UILevel<5" (without quotes) to both entries in the "Condition" table

Attached is my AutoIt script that does all this for me, hopefully it will still work with next Skype version.
Read the comments inside the script to see links to my dependencies.

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Edited by beeker, 20 February 2007 - 06:03 PM.


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The MSI version of skype that i created was never offered on my repository.
I made it available on Ryan's board with a rapidshare url.


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please state what Operating System you use.


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The MSI version of skype that i created was never offered on my repository.
I made it available on Ryan's board with a rapidshare url.

That's cool. I edited my post because I meant to point people to your version of Orca. Hope you don't mind (love your work).
Thanks.

Skype seems to release new versions frequently and it's possible to customize their msi installer "Skype for Business" using Orca. Their Inno Setup version is a pain to customize.

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That's cool. I edited my post because I meant to point people to your version of Orca. Hope you don't mind (love your work).
Thanks.

You're Welcome.

I've had a few PM's asking for that msi from my repository and only today realized this thread was causing the PM's.


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Now with Skype Business version 3.1.32.144 out I had to modify my AutoIt script to fix bug with preventing IEPlugin install.

Requirements:
- After downloading SkypeSetup.msi use Universal Extractor to extract it to a folder.
- Install Orca
- Put upx.exe in System path or script directory
- Put RunHiddenConsole.exe in script directory
- Put 7za.exe (command line version of 7-zip) in System path or script directory
- Put 7zS.sfx and config.txt modified per http://www.ryanvm.ne...wtopic.php?t=67 in script directory
- config.txt contains: RunProgram="RunHiddenConsole.exe /w msiexec /i setup.msi /qb!"

The attached AutoIt script will use the above files to modify the Skype msi and create a 7-zip switchless silent installer of Skype Business version.
- disables IEPlugin and FFPlugin
- removes Toolbars
- does not run Skype after installation
- disables Skype autorun on system boot. If you want this enabled, then remove this text from the script: And Not StringInStr($line,"CurrentVersion\Run")

The next thing I need to do is try to get the AutoIt script run Universal Extractor on the downloaded Skype Business installer for me. It's fun having scripts do repetitive tasks, takes a lot of testing up front though.

Beeker

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