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Old 03-05-01, 11:54 PM
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I need some major help and hope that some of you software developer gurus can help me out.

I have a collection of applications which can be arranged into several different categories. I was wondering whether there was some sort of program like the Microsoft Office 2000 one where you select or deselect what you want installed.

Also, some of the files are zipped. Would it be possible to have the installation program extract the setup file or will that have to be done manually?

Finally, if this installation program doesn't exist, it would be greatly appreciated if someone gave me some feedback on how to protect the CD with many different .exe and .zip files from being pirated.

Thanks for your help.
Old 03-06-01, 12:16 AM
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I create installation programs for my company using InstallShield. It allows you to do basically everything - allow users to select/deselect components, decompress files, add registry entries, register DLLs, and many more features.

I'm not sure how much this program costs (since my company purchased it). However, it is relatively easy programming and has only a slight learning curve.

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