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NSIS 3.03

Build professional Windows installers with this fast, efficient development tool

by Mike Williams

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License: Open Source
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 31 January 2018
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Downloads To Date: 2422
Developer: NSIS Team
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NSIS
Build professional Windows installers

NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is a very capable open source tool for creating Windows installers. It's fast, and extremely lightweight, with the installer adding only a tiny 34KB to the compressed size of your files. And with the program supporting ZLib, BZip2, and the new and very efficient LZMA compression scheme, even that could be much smaller than you think.

Despite its tiny size, NSIS is still packed with features. There's extensive control over the interface (fonts, icons, backgrounds, dialogs and more); your installer can download files as a part of the installation process; and one installer can support multiple interface languages, and all modern Windows versions. Of course the installer will generate an uninstaller, and NSIS can be extended with a wide range of plugins.

The process of building your installer is a little more complicated than with some tools, as you must learn and work with NSIS powerful scripting language. The program comes with a range of sample scripts to help you get started, though, so it shouldn't take long to learn the basics. And once you've produced a script or two you'll appreciate the extra flexibility this language provides, the way it lets you create custom logic to deal with just about any installation and upgrade scenario.

What's new in 3.03 (see changelog for more info):

- Added more NSD controls and macros (RFE #543)
- Added !gettlbversion
- Library TLB and VxD version support on POSIX (patch #284)

Verdict:

Although it takes a little while to master NSIS, your efforts won't be wasted. No other installers cram so much power into such a tiny overhead

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update (build 1809)

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This is the latest version of Windows October 2018 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a Windows 8 twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

Fall Creators Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO here will give you build 1809 which is the October 2018 Update.

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