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RAD & Installer is described as 'A RAD Studio (Delphi and C++ Builder) extension for creating NSIS and Inno Setup installers' and is a software installer in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to RAD & Installer for Windows, PortableApps.com and Wine. The best alternative is Inno Setup, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like RAD & Installer are NSIS, Advanced Installer, WiX and InstallShield.

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  • Windows

A RAD Studio (Delphi and C++ Builder) extension for creating NSIS and Inno Setup installers.

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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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableInno Setup is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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  2. NSIS icon

    NSIS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is a professional open source system to create Windows installers. It is designed to be as small and flexible as possible and is therefore very suitable for internet distribution.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingNSIS supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ PortableNSIS can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Installer example: Winamp


  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. WiX icon

    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.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceWiX either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    InstallShield

    • Windows

    InstallShield is designed to enable development teams to be more agile, collaborative and flexible when building reliable InstallScript and Windows Installer (MSI) installations for PCs, servers, Web and virtual applications.

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  6. HM NIS EDIT icon

    HM NIS EDIT

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    HM NIS Edit is the best Editor/IDE for NSIS . It's useful for experts and beginners in the creation of Setup programs with the NSIS.

    ⚫︎ PortableHM NIS EDIT can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 2.0.3, released in March 2005, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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  7. 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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    Setup Factory

    • Windows

    Setup Factory Software Installer Builder for Windows. Advanced installer builder makes software installation programs for Windows. Award winning. Easy to Use.

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  9. Tool for writing installers.

    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingVisual & Installer supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    InstallAware

    • Windows

    InstallAware provides Windows Installer (MSI) authoring, MSI compression, and MSI repackaging solutions. Tools include: InstallAware for Windows Installer, Setup Squeezer for Windows Installer, and Setup Squeezer for InstallShield.

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