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    Installation

    ok, i have an .exe, i want the user to be able to install it, that incluudes installing the batch file in the startup, so the user will restart and the program will run, i want folders to be created etc.

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    Since you mentioned exe I suppose you are using windows. What you will need is something like installshield (http://www.macrovision.com/is_to_mvsn.shtml), if you use MSVC I think you can create installers with that (at least with some versions). DevCpp also has capabilities to create installers (not sure if they will meet what you need but worth checking out).
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    There are also some third party tools for installing. The guys who made Winamp, also made an instaling toolmaker, or api i can't remember...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElastoManiac
    There are also some third party tools for installing. The guys who made Winamp, also made an instaling toolmaker, or api i can't remember...
    Nullsoft Installation System (NSIS)

    there's also Innosetup if you're looking for something free
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