CreateInstall Free

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CreateInstall Free

Simple and effective GUI for Windows setup creation

3.5

Our rating: 

3.5
License: Free
Review & Alternatives: Best Free Setup Builder
Categories: Programming, Setup Builder

Pros & Cons:

Quick and simple
Misses some more professional settings

Summary:

CreateInstall Free is a treat for those who do not want to spend much time on sophisticated setup routines and text based editing. It presents itself in a simple and effective interface where you can quickly find and configure all important features of your setup project. You can configure six dialogs for the setup and also define a run-after program. Simple, quick and effective.

Our Review:

CreateInstall Free is a treat for those who do not want to spend much time on sophisticated setup routines and text based editing. Very similar to Clickteam Install Creator it presents itself in a simple and effective interface where you can quickly find and configure all important features of your setup project.

You can pick a custom bitmap and icon for the setup dialog and also specify whether you want to display a fullscreen gradient background. You can configure six dialogs for the setup and also define a run-after program. The files and shortcut configuration is easy enough as well and as an advantage over Install Creator (see below) you can also specify registry entries to be made and DLL/OCX/TBL files to register.

Some advanced features are also available of which the macros make a good impression. With them you can alter certain features of your setup like redefining languages or setup path settings. I found some issues when changing the font for the dialogs. For some fonts, e.g. Tahoma, I had no display at (empty dialog).

The freeware version is fully functional but displays the string "CreateInstall Free" in the lower left corner of each dialog. You can register (buy) the software and change that string to your liking then.


CreateInstall Free was reviewed by on based on version 6.1.1.