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example: Fraps 3.4.7

WinWait("Fraps 3.4.7: License Agreement","I &Agree")
ControlClick("Fraps 3.4.7: License Agreement","I &Agree","Button2")
WinWait("Fraps 3.4.7 Installation Folder","&Next >")
ControlClick("Fraps 3.4.7: Installation Folder","&Next >","Button2")
WinWait("Fraps 3.4.7: Start Menu Folder","&Install")
ControlClick("Fraps 3.4.7: Start Menu Folder","&Install","Button2")
WinWait("Fraps 3.4.7: Completed","&Close")
ControlClick("Fraps 3.4.7: Completed","&Close","Button2")

how work this? Hiding an installation!

Plz help me!

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Welcome to the AutoIt forum. :)

I would look for a "silent" parameter for the Fraps installer. ;)


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Then you have to do the following:

1. Acquire a package solution such as Installshield.

2. Create either a virtual PC or have a test PC you can use to develop your new "Package"

3. Using your package solution take a snapshot of the PC BEFORE you install your software.

4. Install the software you want to deploy normally on this PC. (You will be doing the usual install as if you haven't automated it)

5. Take a second snapshot of the PC. You will then note all the differences between the two snapshots.

6. With all of the differences between snapshots - that is what you will use to build your package. You can incorporate using a silent switch with this package.

That is the basic idea. I haven't done this myself but I understand the concept. You will have to do more research to understand the concept completely.

Understand you can't use AutoIt to "Hide" your installation using the current setup file you have. That would be nice if it could but it isn't possible.

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To add to MPH's suggestion, try Wix. It is open source, and will allow you to build an MSI quickly and easily.

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