If you are a developer, probably you would know about installation authoring softwares . These softwares packs our installation files(.exe ,.dll ,icons and others) into a single installer so that it would be easy for the users /clients to install them directly to a computer .Installation authoring softwares also reduces the size of the installation package as it compresses the files to a single installer . Few example for installation authoring softwares are Installshield from Acresso, Installaware,NSIS, and wise installer .But all these softwares are sharewares or trailwares .Excelsior Installer 1.8 is a free installation authoring software and Installshield alternative for Windows based softwares .
Many software development tools contains installation authoring software . But most of them are less user friendly and hard to learn . Excelsior Installer 1.8 has a wizard driven user interface that lets you to create installation packages in simple easy steps .
Features of Excelsior Installer 1.8 free installation authoring software for Windows .
Create splash screens for installation load event .
Create license agreement and require the user to accept it before
Let the user select the installation folder
Copy all application’s files and folders into the selected folder
Create short cuts in standard locations (Start Menu, Desktop, Startup Menu)
Create a Windows registry entry for the application.
Create Uninstaller on application root directory .
Run typical post-install actions.
Download Excelsior Installer 1.8 free installation authoring software for Windows.