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    Decent MSI Creator software - Free

    I used to use Wininstaller LE but you cannot create MSI's using it on Windows 7. Which i need to do as i want to try and create an MSI for some graphics drivers (which failed to install under xp as its not running 7!) otherwise i would do it that way! I can do all other software on XP aslong as its throughly tested on 7 fine just for these graphics cards!

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    Have you tried AppDeploys little tool!

    AppDeploy.com > AppDeploy Tools > the AppDeploy Repackager

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    will give it a go in the morning - not got a clean machine here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    I used to use Wininstaller LE but you cannot create MSI's using it on Windows 7.
    Really? I've not really had a problem with it when I've been mucking around with package creation for Win 7 - though I accept it could be a versioning issue as there are several Wininstal LE products available, some more picky than others.

    What version are you using?

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    Will need to double check but its the free version i downloaded online

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    Advanced Installer has a freeware mode that will let you build simple packages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    I want to try and create an MSI for some graphics drivers
    Repackaging drivers is not going to be easy with the free MSI creation programs. Which drivers are you trying to install?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Repackaging drivers is not going to be easy with the free MSI creation programs. Which drivers are you trying to install?
    probably better to look at scripting it tbh than repacking as an msi

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    For deploying drivers you should be looking at MS's Driver Package Installer

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    Drivers are tricky and a capture using something like Winstall is likely to waste the machines you deploy it on. There is someone on here who has done a wiki article on how to do it though:

    Creating an MSI to install device drivers - Wiki

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    probably better to look at scripting it tbh than repacking as an MSI
    That's what I was thinking. You can silently install nVidia and Intel driver EXEs using the appropriate command-line switches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morganw View Post
    Advanced Installer has a freeware mode that will let you build simple packages.
    +1 awesome app and so easy to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    That's what I was thinking. You can silently install nVidia and Intel driver EXEs using the appropriate command-line switches.
    This is how I have created my driver installers here. All of them install silently.

    A really useful site for this here - http://unattended.sourceforge.net/installers.php

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    list of all the common installer systems and how to get them to install silently.

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    PDQ deploy (free version) works well with Windows 7, it will deploy exe with the appropriate switches.

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    I intstalled using the command line switches in the end - didn't even think of that!

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