Create powerful installation packages, even password protected and silent, with Inno Setup

Inno Setup is a free program you can use to create installation packages. Inno is able to compete with the best similar commercial applications.

Note that this program, although free, is complex and is made for advanced users, it is not easy to use.

Inno creates a single setup executable, featuring “deflate”, bzip2, and 7-Zip LZMA compression. Setup procedures can be Full, Minimal, or Custom.

Inno’s installer is able to compare versions in target machines and replace in-use files. It can register DLL/OCX’s and type libraries, and install fonts.

Inno Setup can make shortcuts anywhere in the target system and of course in the Start menu and the desktop. It can create registry entries and INI files, it supports multilingual setups, even secured with a password and encrypted.

One of the most important features of Inno Setup is the ability to create silent installations, i.e. installation that won’t pop up any message at all at the target machines.

Another most important feature is that the program is even more strengthened by several free tools made by other developers.