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i really need a way to automate the installation of 2 programs but both of the require a password, is there a way to run a script and have it ask for the password for each program upfront in a gui and insert them automatically when it comes to that part of the installation? i am a newbie to autoit and hope that you all can lend me a hand.

thanks in advance

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Getting the passwords is the easy part.

$pass1=InputBox("Password","Enter a password for program 1","","*")
$pass2=InputBox("Password","Enter a password for program 2","","*")

Making the rest of the installations work propperly is the tougher part. The help file has some great examples.. look for the part about installing WinZip it will show you the basic ideas.

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[u]Helpful tips:[/u]If you want better answers to your questions, take the time to reproduce your issue in a small "stand alone" example script whenever possible. Also, make sure you tell us 1) what you tried, 2) what you expected to happen, and 3) what happened instead.[u]Useful links:[/u]BrettF's update to LxP's "How to AutoIt" pdfValuater's Autoit 1-2-3 Download page for the latest versions of Autoit and SciTE[quote]<glyph> For example - if you came in here asking "how do I use a jackhammer" we might ask "why do you need to use a jackhammer"<glyph> If the answer to the latter question is "to knock my grandmother's head off to let out the evil spirits that gave her cancer", then maybe the problem is actually unrelated to jackhammers[/quote]

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how do i take the data inputted at the begining and have it inserted when needed?

You need to read or reread the Help file references for the suggestions you have already received.

[font="Verdana"]Thanks for the response.Gene[/font]Yes, I know the punctuation is not right...

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$pass1=InputBox("Password","Enter a password for program 1","","*")

$pass2=InputBox("Password","Enter a password for program 2","","*")

i have used this. the automation works up until it asks for the password that was typed in at the beginning of the script. i have read the help file numerous times and have been searching the forum for the better part of 4 hours and still cant get it to input the data

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I have automated Norton before and was possible to do the serial.

Here is a sample to show how the exchange of information happens.

$result = InputBox('Enter Serial', 'XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX')
Run('notepad')
WinWait('Untitled')
ControlSend('Untitled', '', 'Edit1', $result)

If the controls are hidden then you may need to use Send(), and the window would need to be active with Send().

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It is a sample. I do not use Nortons AV now and do not have the latest version to even create a accurate solution. Notepad is a simple way to show you how I got data from the Input() to notepad. I am just showing the concept, you may need to type the script yourself to automate the registration of Nortons AV.

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