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Install creators: What do you use and what do you prefer?   [Edit]

Survey period: 5 Mar 2007 to 11 Mar 2007

What we use and what we prefer are often two different things. (Suggested by Bert)

Q1. Which installers do you use?

Visual Studio41741.87417 votes, 41.87%
InstallShield36136.24361 votes, 36.24%
Inno Setup22322.39223 votes, 22.39%
Nullsoft Scriptable Install System18118.17181 votes, 18.17%
XCopy14314.36143 votes, 14.36%
Windows Installer XML (WiX) 11211.24112 votes, 11.24%
Wise747.4374 votes, 7.43%
Ghost Installer292.9129 votes, 2.91%
Setup Factory292.9129 votes, 2.91%
InstallAware202.0120 votes, 2.01%
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%

Q2. Which installer do you recommend?

InstallShield25525.60255 votes, 25.60%
Visual Studio19219.28192 votes, 19.28%
Inno Setup17617.67176 votes, 17.67%
Nullsoft Scriptable Install System13513.55135 votes, 13.55%
Windows Installer XML (WiX) 747.4374 votes, 7.43%
XCopy656.5365 votes, 6.53%
Wise525.2252 votes, 5.22%
Ghost Installer191.9119 votes, 1.91%
Setup Factory161.6116 votes, 1.61%
InstallAware121.2012 votes, 1.20%

GeneralRe: You've got to be kidding? Pin
Quartz...8-Mar-07 7:02
memberQuartz...8-Mar-07 7:02 
GeneralRe: You've got to be kidding? Pin
peterchen7-Mar-07 23:34
memberpeterchen7-Mar-07 23:34 
GeneralRe: You've got to be kidding? Pin
Quartz...8-Mar-07 6:59
memberQuartz...8-Mar-07 6:59 
GeneralRe: You've got to be kidding? Pin
Anna-Jayne Metcalfe7-Mar-07 21:05
memberAnna-Jayne Metcalfe7-Mar-07 21:05 
GeneralRe: You've got to be kidding? Pin
Jim Crafton9-Mar-07 4:15
memberJim Crafton9-Mar-07 4:15 
GeneralInno Setup Pin
reach2dpg7-Mar-07 3:44
memberreach2dpg7-Mar-07 3:44 
GeneralRe: Inno Setup Pin
Dana Holt9-Mar-07 5:52
memberDana Holt9-Mar-07 5:52 
GeneralWiX Pin
Anders Dalvander6-Mar-07 2:30
memberAnders Dalvander6-Mar-07 2:30 
We started to use WiX a couple of weeks ago, it feels perfect for the project we're working with. The resulting XML file is very easy to read and maintain.
GeneralInstallShield and NSIS Pin
Vasudevan Deepak Kumar5-Mar-07 9:29
memberVasudevan Deepak Kumar5-Mar-07 9:29 
GeneralRe: InstallShield and NSIS Pin
Shog95-Mar-07 13:09
sitebuilderShog95-Mar-07 13:09 
GeneralRe: InstallShield and NSIS Pin
Ed.Poore6-Mar-07 23:06
memberEd.Poore6-Mar-07 23:06 
GeneralRe: InstallShield and NSIS Pin
mykel7-Mar-07 0:37
membermykel7-Mar-07 0:37 
GeneralRe: InstallShield and NSIS Pin
Furty7-Mar-07 12:16
memberFurty7-Mar-07 12:16 
GeneralInstallShield Pin
John M. Drescher5-Mar-07 7:17
memberJohn M. Drescher5-Mar-07 7:17 
GeneralNeed an "Other" option Pin
Ravi Bhavnani5-Mar-07 4:08
memberRavi Bhavnani5-Mar-07 4:08 
GeneralRe: Need an "Other" option Pin
jpoggio5-Mar-07 21:00
memberjpoggio5-Mar-07 21:00 
GeneralClickOnce Pin
Madhu Kampurath5-Mar-07 2:51
memberMadhu Kampurath5-Mar-07 2:51 
GeneralRe: ClickOnce Pin
kryzchek6-Mar-07 5:42
memberkryzchek6-Mar-07 5:42 
GeneralWhat About HomeGrown Solutions? [modified] Pin
Balboos5-Mar-07 2:03
memberBalboos5-Mar-07 2:03 
GeneralInstallAware (rant, not my vote) Pin
Anton Afanasyev4-Mar-07 22:43
memberAnton Afanasyev4-Mar-07 22:43 
GeneralRe: InstallAware (rant, not my vote) Pin
Anna-Jayne Metcalfe5-Mar-07 0:47
memberAnna-Jayne Metcalfe5-Mar-07 0:47 
GeneralInstallers... Pin
Phil.Benson4-Mar-07 21:16
memberPhil.Benson4-Mar-07 21:16 
GeneralRe: Installers... Pin
Reanalyse7-Mar-07 14:34
memberReanalyse7-Mar-07 14:34 
GeneralSame answer? Pin
SHaroz4-Mar-07 18:29
memberSHaroz4-Mar-07 18:29 
GeneralRe: Same answer? Pin
John M. Drescher5-Mar-07 7:36
memberJohn M. Drescher5-Mar-07 7:36 

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