Creating Install Programs...?

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    Creating Install Programs...?

    I have two executables (one dos based and one windows based) and a series of files i would like to all install on a client machine, i basically want the client to open my install.exe program, and have it extract files to the right locations, update the registry, etc. MS Visual C++ has a package and deployment wizard...but it only works with visual basic scripts. So if anyone knows how to create install files please help, or you can direct me to some information on it. thank you.
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    i just use installshield or wiseinstaller.....

    too lazy to figure out how to code it myself......not sure where u could get info on how to code an installer.. sorry...

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    you could code your installer to read *.cab files, and package the *.cab and the setup.exe (or whatever) together with a zip.
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    Lightbulb Here's another way!

    There IS a Setup API. I have it on my other computer, but I don't remember where I got it from. It has functions that read from an INF file and extract file information, to create setups yourself. YOu can check at MSDN because they show how to use these fuctions. It may have a link to where you can get the Setup API(setupapi.h etc.)
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    MSVC

    MSVC actually has an install builder (for MSIs) with it, I use that, but it took me forever to find out I had it.

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    thanks, i was hoping that msvc had an install builder, if it's called that like you wrote then i should be able to find it, if not could you tell me where it is?
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