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Any alternatives to NSIS, Installshield, Advanced Installer?

If you would like a gratis but full fledged and easy to use installer creator you will not go far wrong with Inno Setup. Mature Support for every Windows release since 2006, including: Windows 10, ...
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What is a suitable language and framework to create GUI Based desktop applications based on specific criteria?

Best language: I don't think anybody can answer this satisfactorily. Just pick what you are best and most comfortable at. However, I would recommend to pick an object-oriented language for GUI ...
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Generic installer builder for Linux

There are two things which seem to fit the bill, Snap and Flatpak. The aim of both is to package up all dependencies to work across distributions and versions. Of the two Flatpak is more 'universal', ...
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Old Sony Sound Forge versions

Just after posting the question, I found them thanks to Archive.org's Wayback Machine: https://web.archive.org/web/20160402193613/http://download.sonymediasoftware.com/current/soundforge70b.exe ...
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Any alternatives to NSIS, Installshield, Advanced Installer?

If you're going for maximum simplicity and ease of use, I might recommend just using WinRar to create what is known as a "Self-Extracting Archive" (SFX). This is basically a self-contained installer ...
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Looking for software to monitor installations

Regshot is really good for registry comparison. Run it before you install a program and then after you install and then compare them. It can take up a good amount space for each "shot" (100+ mb). It ...
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Software to force installer/setup to run silently?

Based on the comments, I digged out few solutions: msiexec for Microsoft Installer packages (MSI), for instance: msiexec /i /path/to/install.msi /l*v out.log /qn where: /qn : Displays no user ...
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What is a suitable language and framework to create GUI Based desktop applications based on specific criteria?

So as performance was mentioned, C++ is the language of choice then. One of the GUI APIs was already mentioned Qt, which seems to be a wery popular GUI API. I personaly not a fan of Qt so will point ...
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What is a suitable language and framework to create GUI Based desktop applications based on specific criteria?

You might like https://www.lazarus-ide.org/, which is free, and lets you build nice GUIs by point-and-click. Programming is in Pascal. Alternatively, there is TKinter, also free, which is more-or-less ...
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What is a suitable language and framework to create GUI Based desktop applications based on specific criteria?

In addition / alternative of Qt, you could also try GTK (used in Gnome) or FLTK or FOX. If you develop a gaming application, try SFML. Perhaps you want OpenGL support? Do you care abound sound ? 2D or ...
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Installer for .NET Framework WPF application

I'm managing a WPF + Winforms application that has similar requirements. It works with ClickOnce and I'm happy with that. I'm currently porting it to .NET 5.0 and I will continue to use ClickOnce, ...
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Central software installation

200 at a time is basically impossible due to bandwidth restrictions. You can't even use 90% of all bandwidth or you will cripple your users ability to use the network. However, doing them in small ...
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Virtual Environments in Python

In Python 2 there was virtualenv (which you had to pip install) but from V3.3 Python 3 comes with venv in the standard libraries. There are also numerous pip installable alternatives to the above ...
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Any alternatives to NSIS, Installshield, Advanced Installer?

WinRAR is commercial: "You can try WinRAR before buy, its trial version is available". A similar (self-extracting packer) free-to-use tool is already installed with every Windows, but quite unknown, ...
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Transfer a list of programs to another PC

I had a similar problem and I went for Chocolatey. While it does not provide the feature to install everything what you already had, I did it this way: On the old machine (must be running) Use ...
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Transfer a list of programs to another PC

I did not find the software that would do what I was wishing. However, I found two things, which are decent workaround Portable app: It gives a list of apps, which do not need installs This link ...
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Utility for setting network configuration per UDP

A two part answer: Many corporate networks do not allow any un-managed devices to connect to them and also lock the users from changing the network adaptors settings so recommend that configuration ...
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What installer/software can I use to install multiple applications and services as well as place files in different locations?

You should be able to use the Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) from the Windows Deployment Services Toolkit to come up with an image that fits onto a single DVD or USB drive and needs ...
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Looking for software to monitor installations

You should consider Process Monitor (Windows only). It provides: ...real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity. While it does not supply a way to “undo” changes, it does provide ...
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