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Windows 7: Universal installer

27 Sep 2013   #1
kf10

Win 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
Universal installer

it would be nice, if somebody can develop universal installer ie one installer which install all the free and open source software like

all 5 browsers ie chrome, IE, FF, Safari, Opera
adobe flash
adobe acrobat reader
VLC
Open office
skype
avg anitvirus
winrar
printer/scaner drivers
wordweb free dictionary
etc

yesterday my friend wifi adapter stopped working and i had to reinstall win7 on his laptop, it took me 5 hours to install all the software plus ms office 2007 except open office, opera and FF, Safari
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27 Sep 2013   #2
LMiller7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

A number of problems with this:
1. Who chooses which applications? Most members of this forum would have a different list.
2. There are a number of difficult technical problems. Creating an installer for multiple applications is problematic at best.
3. I am sure that most of the producers of these applications would object and consider it illegal.

Not going to happen.
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27 Sep 2013   #3
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

This is the only thing I know of like that,

Ninite - Install or Update Multiple Apps at Once
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27 Sep 2013   #4
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

For reinstalling windows and keeping software there is Repair Install and this:

Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

System Preparation Tool - Use to Customize Windows

Otherwise, what derekimo suggested is a great option as well if you have a fresh installation (and don't want to do the above) with the programs you want to install all in a simple manner.
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