Setup Factory is the result of over a decade of experience in creating software installation tools. Unlike other installer builders that require week-long training courses in order to get up to speed, Setup Factory was designed to be fast and easy to use. By pairing a visual layout of your software files and folders with a point-and-click interface, the entire process becomes completely logical and absolutely painless. Whats more, Setup Factory creates a compact, single-file setup.exe that runs on any version of Windows from 95 to Vista and is perfect for distribution by web download, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM and LAN.
* Rapid Installer Development. With Setup Factory, you simply drag and drop your files onto the project window, and click on the publish button. Thats it. Its really that simple. Youll be up and running in minutes. The Project Wizard can even walk you through it. Whether you want to create shortcut icons on the desktop and start menu, or configure an uninstaller in the control panels Add/Remove Programs panel, its all just a few clicks away. The same thing goes for adding in third-party runtime modules, with support for Visual Basic, .NET and more.
* Powerful Enough For Any Installation Task. When you want the ultimate in power and flexibility, you can turn to the all-new scripting engine found in Setup Factory. This easy to understand language features everything from loops and conditions to functions, variables and arrays. Its packed with hundreds of functions to handle everything from text file editing to system registry changes. You can execute programs, call DLL functions, manipulate strings, enumerate processes, interact with web scripts and much more. And thanks to the fill-in-the-blanks style Action Wizard, anybody can create powerful installers that handle complex installation tasks with ease.
* Fully Customizable. While other installer builders make you settle for the same old look, Setup Factory includes an innovative visual theme system and full featured dialog editor. Choose from dozens of pre-made themes or even make your own. Its as easy as viewing a live dialog preview and picking your favorite style. You can configure everything from fonts and banners to graphics, colors and much more. Whether you want your installers to look corporate, modern or artistic, you can do it with ease.
* Trusted and Reliable. Weve been making software installation tools since the days of Windows 3.0. Weve learned a lot over the years. Thats why you can count on Setup Factory to make sure your software installation process is as smooth and trouble-free as possible. In fact, there are hundreds of millions of our setup.exe files out there. Thats a lot of trust. And each one is proudly serving as a banner for its companys reputation. Its something we take very seriously. You can leverage our years of experience making rock-solid software installers by choosing Setup Factory.
Install Any File - Anywhere!
Setup Factory features an unbeatable development environment that puts you in total control of your files. Simply drag and drop your files and folders onto the project window and youre ready to build. Setup Factory is smart enough to maintain your folder structure, automatically query version resource information, create shortcut icons and ensure 100% data integrity with reliable CRC-32 checking. Of course, everything can be customized and overridden if you wish, but for most projects the improved Project Wizard can handle it all with just a few clicks.
Compact Single-File Setups
Smaller and faster means a better experience for your customers and Setup Factory delivers. Compare our tiny ~450 KB runtime overhead (including uninstall) to the competition and see for yourself. Additionally, with no unpacking step required, Setup Factory installers are also much faster to initialize and install than those created by competitive tools. Whats more, our Publishing Wizard walks you through the build process with a few easy steps. The single-file setup.exe is ready for distribution by web, email, LAN, CD, DVD and even floppy disk.
Project Wizard Quick-Start
Spend five minutes with Setup Factorys easy to use Project Wizard and come away with a complete, ready to build installation project. Youll be walked through each option so you can get your project started as quickly as possible.
Setup Factory features a new and improved uninstall feature. Simply turn it on and let Setup Factory worry about removing your files. Anything that is installed during the setup will be marked for removal by the uninstaller. However, if you want to go in and tinker with the settings, youll find that the uninstaller is now fully customizable. You can take full control of what files are removed, what shortcut icons are deleted, what registry changes are made and anything else you require. Even the dialog screens and sequence can be adjusted to suit your needs!
System Requirements Checking
You can easily enforce system requirements just by clicking a few boxes. Built-in checks include operating system, memory, screen resolution, color depth and administrator privileges. If the users system does not meet the minimum requirements you have chosen, the installer can either warn the user or abort the setup entirely.
NEW! Support for Files Larger Than 2GB
Are you distributing massive data files? Setup Factory is up to the challenge. While many installers will choke on files larger than 2GB in size, Setup Factory sails right on through. In fact, with our new LZMA data compression, youll also get dramatically better compression ratios and lightning fast installs.
Serial Numbers, Security and Access Features
Setup Factory includes a variety of features designed to help you manage access to your software, including serial number lists and date-based expiration. With its powerful serial number generator you can quickly create thousands of unique serial numbers, which are stored internally as secure MD5 hashes. Hidden from prying eyes, your installer data is compressed using proprietary algorithms and only accessible to those users who supply a valid serial number. Of course, if youd rather do it yourself, Setup Factory is flexible enough to support your own custom validation and authorization schemes.
Packages, Categories and Install Types
Creating installers for complex and multi-part products is now easier than ever. With dramatically improved support for grouping files into packages, its a snap to group products and features into a single installer. Theres even support for categories so you can group your packages into logical components. Its the ultimate in flexibility for those large projects that need to support different installation types like typical, minimum, complete and custom.
Dependency Modules & Runtime Support
Instantly add runtime support for many popular third-party technologies, including Visual Basic 5.0, Visual Basic 6.0, DCOM, JET, MDAC, Visual C++ and more. Additional dependency modules are easy to create and integrate seamlessly into the development environment. Setup Factory gives you complete control over the detection and installation of each module, so you can easily adjust the behavior to suite your particular requirements.
NEW! Latest Technologies
In addition to the classic modules like Visual Basic 5.0/6.0, DCOM, JET and MDAC - Setup Factory now includes easy-to-use runtime dependency modules for the newest and most popular technologies like .NET 3.0, .NET 3.5, SQL Express 2005, Visual C++ 2008 and Windows Installer 3.1 v2.
International Language Support
Setup Factory offers unsurpassed support for multilingual installations right out of the box. While some products charge you extra for this essential feature (or dont offer it at all), Setup Factory gives you everything you need to support your customers and clients around the world. Installers created with Setup Factory can automatically determine the language of the client operating system and adjust the display of screens and messages appropriately. Whether you need to support English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or any other language recognized by Windows, with Setup Factory you simply provide the text and your installer takes care of the rest!
NEW! LZMA Data Compression
With Setup Factory new high performance LZMA data compression, youll see remarkably smaller installers as well as faster installation performance than ever before. Compared to Setup Factory 7.0, our test results show up to 300% better compression performance and up to 20% faster installation speed. Youll be able to fit more on each CD/DVD (thats a potentially huge manufacturing cost savings) and reduce your bandwidth for Internet distributed installers (that saves both you and your customers time and money). Additionally, customers will notice that your installers finish faster - and that means happier customers!
NEW! Automatic Authenticode Signing
Its never been faster or easier to codesign your installer executable. Authenticode signing is incredibly important for both Internet downloads and Vista compatibility. Simply point Setup Factory to your certificate and private key files, give it the description information and it will automatically sign your setup.exe during the build process.
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Windows 95 or higher