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Windows Post-Install Wizard (WPI for short) is a hypertext application designed for giving users choice. While Windows XP offers many ways of customizing the setup process out of the box, its major drawback is the lack of being able to select which applications an end user may install. In the past, end users and administrators needed to either download the files manually, or create overly complex scripts that could only be used once. WPI allows you to create one image, which can then be custom configured, and optionally, automated, so that end users can install any applications that have been configured into WPI.

Here is the 5.6 changelog:

v5.6 Updates - Released November 19, 2006
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* Lawrenca wrote a script to use 7-Zip to extract archives via a new command
call %extract%.
%extract% z:\archive.rar t:\


* Added combo boxes before all Command lines to add paths and DOS commands
easier. All paths/commands will appended at the end.


* The Config wizard will now auto-size itself to maximum width available to
use all available real-estate.


* Added combo boxes before Condition and Grayed Condition to make adding
condition checks easier. All new coditions will be appended at the end.


* Lawrenca wrote code for Config wizard for combo boxes for Dependent Of and
Excludes to make selecting values easier.


* Fixed a bug in Options wizard. Check On Load was never being set to proper
value.


* Added a default image button in Config wizard next to the picture file
gadget for entries without an image.
Default: Graphics\InstallPackage.png


* Fixed a bug in Add entry in config wizard.


* Added FILEMOVE and DELDIR to Config wizard.


* Tweaked the Config wizard to handle name changes and Clone entries better.


* Added a button next to Unique ID to generate a new id manually/automatically.


* Moved hotkeys from Alt+ to Ctrl+.


* Fixed a huge bug dealing with displaying the category name in the install
window. It was not honoring the sort order, just alphabetizing every time.


* Fixed a bug dealing with the loading of the tool tip style.


* Added class ftxt (force text color) to wpi.css. Default is red so know what
items are under a Forced condition.


* Reduced the time required to create the Navigation panel by 50%.


* Updated the look of the manual interface. Added 'Expand All' and
'Collapse All' at the bottom.

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Notes and Extras

Suggested disk folder layout:

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With the above folder layout all your config entries should read like:

%wpipath%\Install\Blah.exe

I have seperated the tools out from the main archive. You can download the tools here:

Tools archive.

Contents of the tools archive:

WPI Config Lister

CDSwitch

autorun.inf <-- Updated and fixed

wpi.ico New icon thanks to WolfX2

TaskKillS.exe from sadicq

TaskKillS Instructions

Here is a quick start package that will set your windows disk up to use WPI with runonceex.

To make use of this archive all you need to do is unRAR it and place the %oem% folder beside the I386 and WPI folders.

%OEM% Folder.

Contents of the %OEM% archive:

Media Center Style XP Theme (Will Optimize the look of the installer window)

cmdlines.txt

runonceex.cmd

1379 .png images for your pleasure to use in your tooltips or whatever!

PNG Collection.

Here is a small tutorial on how to add an app to WPI!

Ok this is a sample (Very simple) configuration for Windows Defender Beta 2

This assumes you have all of the WPI files either in the WPI folder at the root of your Windows cd or all of the WPI folders (Common, Graphics, WPIScripts, Tools, Install and Themes) and the file WPI.hta at the root of your cd.

Remember this is just the most basic and required entries for a program!

#1 Place the desired app in the install folder. (In this case WindowsDefender.msi)

#2 Run WPI.hta and choose

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Great soft :thumbsup: ! Just started to config my utility DVD so I don't have to run every progie after I format my HDD. It's so simple that my kid would know how to use it.

Well I have few days to work on it but I think that this will get off hours of work from me :naughty: in the future.

Once again EXCELENT piece of software.

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