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Free NSIS Alternatives

The best free alternative to NSIS is Inno Setup, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to NSIS and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to NSIS are WiX, Advanced Installer, IzPack and Actual Installer.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows
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NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is a professional open source system to create Windows installers. It is designed...

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  1. Inno Setup icon

    Inno Setup

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Wine

    Inno Setup is a free installer for Windows programs. First introduced in 1997, Inno Setup today rivals and even surpasses many commercial installers in feature set and stability.

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    Almost everyone thinks Inno Setup is a great alternative to NSIS.
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    WiX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    The Windows Installer XML (WiX) is a toolset that builds Windows installation packages from XML source code. The toolset supports a command line environment that developers may integrate into their build processes to build MSI and MSM setup packages.

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  3. Advanced Installer icon

    Advanced Installer

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Advanced Installer is a powerful and easy to use setup authoring tool which offers full Windows Installer support and more. You can configure every aspect of your installer through a simple graphical user interface or through its command line.

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  4. IzPack icon

    IzPack

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Java

    IzPack is a one-stop solution for packaging, distributing and deploying applications.

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  5. Actual Installer icon

    Actual Installer

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Easy-to-use software installer program for 32 & 64-bit Windows applications. Actual Installer Free & Professional Editions. Supports all installation features - Install, Update, Uninstall.

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  6. Venis GUI for NSIS icon

    Venis GUI for NSIS

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Venis is a, NOW 100% FREE, Visual Environment for Nullsoft Install System (NSIS). The Venis IX environment makes creating and maintaining NSIS install scripts quick and easy.

    FREE, right out of the installer
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    Makeself

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD

    makeself.sh is a small shell script that generates a self-extractable tar.gz archive from a directory. The resulting file appears as a shell script (many of those have a .run suffix), and can be launched as is.

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    Wix#

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    WixSharp enables creating MSI files or WiX source code by using C# source code. Upon execution, the C# code is transformed into a MSI file or WiX source code. Thanks to C# features such as inheritance, it becomes easy to create installers.

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  9. ClickTeam Install Creator icon

    ClickTeam Install Creator

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Spend your time developing your creations not building the installers. Download the fully functional freeware version of Install Creator and create your first installation in less than one minute!

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    Debreate

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Debreate is a utility to aid in building Debian packages (.deb). The goal behind Debreate is to make developing for Debian based Linux distributions more appealing, with an easy to use interface for packaging applications, artwork, media, themes, etc.

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