Advanced Installer

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Advanced Installer

Quick and easy MSI setup builder

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Our rating: 

2
License: Free
Review & Alternatives: Best Free Setup Builder
Categories: Programming, Setup Builder

Pros & Cons:

user friendly GUI, wizard
missing some advanced setup options

Summary:

A good choice when you want to create a quick MSI based setup package. Caphyon offers this freeware version of its setup builder embedded in the commercial product. You can download and install the full product for free but only the "Basic" setup option works without purchase registration. But that's quite enough for a quick and simple MSI setup.

Our Review:

Advanced Installer is a good choice when you want to create a quick MSI based setup package. Caphyon offers this freeware version of its setup builder embedded in the commercial product. You can download and install the full product for free but only the "Basic" setup option works without purchase registration. But that's quite enough for a quick and simple MSI setup.

With the user-friendly wizard you have entered all the basic configuration in no time. Via the nice GUI you can then tweak and fine tune your package and publish it as an MSI file.

There are quite a few setup options that you can play with, e.g. target folders and shortcuts, reboot behaviour, launch conditions, registry settings and more. My only disappointment was that you can't define different setup types like "Full Install" and "Minimum Install". All or nothing is all the Basic setup allows.

I'd rather have a less featured launch condition dialog but a setup type option instead. However, I was very fond of the ease of use and the minimum amount of time it took me to create a setup. If you need an MSI file for a simple setup then Advanced Installer will surely make you happy.


Advanced Installer was reviewed by on based on version 10.8.