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AutoIT not functioning Properly

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Good Day

Firstly I am a beginner and I have gone through the FAQ and searched the web for a answer and I cannot find one.  I am trying to automate installations for some of the programs I usually install often and here are some issues I have.

 

I am having an issue where AutoIT just does not want to do what I want it and doesn't send the commands like it is suppose to.

The following issue I have is firstly the run function

Run("C:\Apps\program.exe")

When I try run it just does nothing, I bypassed the issue using this

ShellExecute("C:\Apps\program.exe")

Now I am stuck because it is not sending the keystroke as it should like Send("!y") to continue in the setup.  Here is an example of the code I tried to use to install a simple program I tried to install.

$result = FileExists("C:\Apps\spsetup129.exe")

If $result Then
   Msgbox(0,"","File exists, Click OK to install")

  
   ShellExecute("C:\Apps\spsetup129.exe")
   Sleep(5000)
   WinWaitActive("Speccy v1.29 Setup")
   WinActivate("Speccy v1.29 Setup")
   Sleep(2000)
   Send("!n")
   Sleep(1000)
   Send("!i")
   Sleep(15000)
   Send("!f")

   Else
   MsgBox(0,"","File doesn't exist")
   EndIf

 

Please any help would be appreciated. 
 

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@BerniBuys,

welcome to AutoIt and to the forum.

here's what you missed:

1) this specific program, a well as many others, have either portable version or silent installation methods. use them! if you are "installing" many such programs, visit this site for their portable versions or alternatives. but if you insist on doing things the hard way, then let's proceed:

2) the installer requires elevation, which you cannot circumvent by sending Alt+y. you have to include the line #RequireAdmin at the top of your script, so your installation script is elevated before you launch any administrative task. and when you do, low and behold: Run() works as expected, as well as the other send() instructions! amazing!

3) or at least the first Alt+n works, for the first "Next" button. i have no idea what your Alt+i is supposed to do. the installer does not have any such options.

4) when you post code to the forum, use the code tags - the  <>  icon at the toolbar. like this:

#RequireAdmin

$result = FileExists("spsetup129.exe")

If $result Then
    MsgBox(0, "", "File exists, Click OK to install")
    Run("spsetup129.exe")
    Sleep(5000)
    WinWaitActive("Speccy v1.29 Setup")
    WinActivate("Speccy v1.29 Setup")
    Sleep(2000)
    Send("!n")
    Sleep(1000)
    Send("!i")
    Sleep(15000)
    Send("!f")
Else
    MsgBox(0, "", "File doesn't exist")
EndIf

 

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Thx a million orbs.  Lol sorry for the noobishness

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