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I am looking for a tool that allows me to input installers (.exe and .msi files), and it outputs a single .exe file that can be run on any Windows system to automatically install all the programs I originally inputted.

I want:

  • no confirmation boxes (I should be able to go away for an hour or so, and come back with everything installed)
  • it to be free
  • it to run on Windows 7 64 bit
  • it to be automatic
  • the final .exe to be as small as possible (compressed) if possible

This will be helpful for reinstalling Windows every so often.

  • for a small subset of software, I can think of a few things that may work. The fact that you want to install arbitrary software is tricky. – Journeyman Geek Jul 22 '14 at 14:32
  • @JourneymanGeek How else could I do this? If I don't choose the .exe's, how will a new installer be made? – ᔕᖺᘎᕊ Jul 22 '14 at 14:32
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    I'm thinking chocolatey (which works like apt-get) or ninite (the free version lets you tick off what you want to install) – Journeyman Geek Jul 22 '14 at 14:35
  • @JourneymanGeek I am not a linux user so I have no idea about 'apt -get' - I've only ever heard about it on SU, but I've ignored it. Ninite looks like exactly what I want, but I want a bigger variety - I use some unpopular programs that Ninite does not have. I never knew about Ninite, so thanks! But, I'd rather have a program where I could choose any .exe files and get an installer out of them. – ᔕᖺᘎᕊ Jul 22 '14 at 14:49
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    @ṧнʊß Another idea: softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/q/10053/903 – Franck Dernoncourt Jul 23 '14 at 3:42

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