Inno Setup 6.0.5 for Windows

by Jordan Russell

Avg. Rating 4.7 (257 votes)

File Details

File Size 3.9 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 34,120
Publisher Jordan Russell
Homepage Inno Setup

Publisher's Description

Inno Setup is a feature-packed installation builder. Features include a wizard interface, creation of a single EXE for easy online distribution, support for disk spanning, full uninstall capabilities, customizable setup types, integrated file compression, support for installing shared files and OCX's, and creation of Start Menu icons, INI entries, and registry entries.

Latest Reviews

hugo@it-digin.com

[email protected] reviewed v5.5.4 on Jan 24, 2014

Works great.

some guy

some guy reviewed v5.4.1 on Feb 9, 2011

great stuff!

nvic

nvic reviewed v5.3.11 on Sep 16, 2010

Haven't used it in a year or so, but when I used to use it, it worked fine.

This seems to be the standard now for free install creators...used by so many applications.

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v5.2.3 on Mar 12, 2008

I prefere a more user friedly aplications like Smart Install Maker, but this deserve the high rating :)

Gerhard

Gerhard reviewed v5.1.14 on Aug 8, 2007

Personally I prefer NSIS, but INNO is great as well! goes down to user taste.

Crypton

Crypton reviewed v5.1.11 on Apr 22, 2007

Been using Innos for a few months now, upgraded as soon as this came out of course, but from the official site. When I first started using it and knew nothing about how to use it or even scripting in it, I had thought it was not "very good" as well as "not powerful" compared to NSIS ect..

However, I was completly wrong, once I learned all the ins' and outs of this program I have come to love it. Not only is it very powerful but things are a breeze now building even complicated installers. IS Tool is also one of my favorite additions to the compiler itself.

muka3d

muka3d reviewed v5.1.11 on Mar 5, 2007

Not as powerful or efficient as NSIS, but still an excellent installation system. Second best.

some guy

some guy reviewed v5.1.9 on Dec 11, 2006

I'm not a software programer but this instalation package is so easy to use it can make a newb like me create a swf file use autorun .inf burn cd and I made something cool.
hats off for a great job!

DarkSaga

DarkSaga reviewed v5.1.8 on Nov 19, 2006

I think that Inno is the best installer, and is free! Also NSIS is a very good one (in some aspects also better than Inno), but its scripting language is less intuitive then Pascal.

some guy

some guy reviewed v5.1.7 on Aug 25, 2006

glad to see a update:)

Avg. Rating 4.7 (257 votes)
Your Rating
hugo@it-digin.com

[email protected] reviewed v5.5.4 on Jan 24, 2014

Works great.

some guy

some guy reviewed v5.4.1 on Feb 9, 2011

great stuff!

nvic

nvic reviewed v5.3.11 on Sep 16, 2010

Haven't used it in a year or so, but when I used to use it, it worked fine.

This seems to be the standard now for free install creators...used by so many applications.

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v5.2.3 on Mar 12, 2008

I prefere a more user friedly aplications like Smart Install Maker, but this deserve the high rating :)

Gerhard

Gerhard reviewed v5.1.14 on Aug 8, 2007

Personally I prefer NSIS, but INNO is great as well! goes down to user taste.

Crypton

Crypton reviewed v5.1.11 on Apr 22, 2007

Been using Innos for a few months now, upgraded as soon as this came out of course, but from the official site. When I first started using it and knew nothing about how to use it or even scripting in it, I had thought it was not "very good" as well as "not powerful" compared to NSIS ect..

However, I was completly wrong, once I learned all the ins' and outs of this program I have come to love it. Not only is it very powerful but things are a breeze now building even complicated installers. IS Tool is also one of my favorite additions to the compiler itself.

muka3d

muka3d reviewed v5.1.11 on Mar 5, 2007

Not as powerful or efficient as NSIS, but still an excellent installation system. Second best.

some guy

some guy reviewed v5.1.9 on Dec 11, 2006

I'm not a software programer but this instalation package is so easy to use it can make a newb like me create a swf file use autorun .inf burn cd and I made something cool.
hats off for a great job!

DarkSaga

DarkSaga reviewed v5.1.8 on Nov 19, 2006

I think that Inno is the best installer, and is free! Also NSIS is a very good one (in some aspects also better than Inno), but its scripting language is less intuitive then Pascal.

some guy

some guy reviewed v5.1.7 on Aug 25, 2006

glad to see a update:)

Aires

Aires reviewed v5.1.7 on Aug 25, 2006

Only just the other day was I looking to see if I had the latest version. 9 months is a long wait but here are the changes:

* New [Setup] section directive: TerminalServicesAware. If set to yes (the default), the "Terminal Services aware" flag will be set in the headers of the Setup and Uninstall programs. Most notably, this ensures that the {win} constant consistently returns the system's real Windows directory on systems with Terminal Services installed in application mode. Refer to the help file for details.

*The program Setup internally uses to register/unregister DLLs/OCXs is now compiled with the "Terminal Services aware" flag set, like Microsoft's regsvr32.exe.

*When determining which language to select by default, Setup now checks the LanguageCodePage values of each language in addition to LanguageID. Previously, Traditional Chinese could be auto-selected on a Simplified Chinese system due to both languages having the same primary language ID. This resulted in unreadable text as they use completely different character sets (code pages).

*New [Setup] section directive: ShowUndisplayableLanguages. If set to yes, all languages will be listed in the Select Language dialog, including those that cannot be displayed properly on the user's system. If you were using the LanguageCodePage=0 trick in your script before, you should replace it with this to avoid the above-mentioned problem with Chinese languages.

*A unique value is now appended to unins*.exe files so that uninstallers from different applications won't have the same hash.

*The compiler now flags MSCOREE.DLL as an "unsafe" file.

*Fix: The createallsubdirs [Files] section flag didn't properly escape directory names containing "{" characters.

*Fix: The text on the Finished wizard page wasn't initialized when a restart was needed and /NORESTART was used without /SILENT.

*Pascal Scripting: Defined new DWORD_PTR, UINT_PTR, and INT_PTR types for completeness.

*Added official Basque and Spanish translations.

*Minor tweaks.

cdrom600

cdrom600 reviewed v5.1.7 on Aug 24, 2006

This is simply the best installer available. The fact that it's free is only icing on the cake, so to speak.

some guy

some guy reviewed v5.1.5 on Nov 12, 2005

OMG why are you guys posting this again?

WeatherFreak

WeatherFreak reviewed v5.1.5 on Oct 26, 2005

The best installer! No need to try the others.

flashhh

flashhh reviewed v5.1.5 on Sep 5, 2005

I think it's the best installation maker. It's easy to use too.
I also like installl shield, but it makes the installations enormous. Wise is a bit buggy and NSIS is a total crap.

pjlasl

pjlasl reviewed v5.1.1 Beta on Apr 5, 2005

Gets better and better with every release! The third party apps that go along with this are extremely useful too!!

some guy

some guy reviewed v5.1.0 Beta on Mar 5, 2005

very nice installer maker a must have, never tryed this one before but will dump install maker pro, found a new king and it's free:)

sheppe

sheppe reviewed v5.1.0 Beta on Mar 4, 2005

One of the best installers available - and it's free!

DigitalSin

DigitalSin reviewed v5.1.0 Beta on Mar 3, 2005

Absolutely the best

Dapple

Dapple reviewed v5.0.7 on Jan 20, 2005

The best just keeps getting better.

tantawi

tantawi reviewed v5.0.6 on Dec 27, 2004

Best setup creating utility so far. Free and powerfull. I've beein using it since version 3.

Ramhound

Ramhound reviewed v5.0.2 Beta on Aug 13, 2004

asegal

You have a link to the 5.0.0 exe or are you talking about the current release?

asegal

asegal reviewed v5.0.2 Beta on Aug 10, 2004

I found this download to be the source, not the compiled version. I went to jrsoftware.org and downloaded the executable.

This is a fantastic program. It took a few hours to get the scripting down (and to realize what Dll's, etc I needed to distribute with my VB program.

It installed flawlessly on 98, 98SE, ME, NT, 2K, XP and XP Pro. The VB P&DW always ran an infinite loop on windows 2K (replacing files, restarting)

The newsgroups are filled with questions, and tips, and questions are answered quickly, sometimes by the development team.

I am not going back to P&DW or MSI.

This is the way to go!

bangbang023

bangbang023 reviewed v5.0.2 Beta on Aug 6, 2004

Excellent for the most novice of users all the way to the most advanced of users. Combined wiht excellent technical support, this should be the first place any developer looks to when contemplating how to distribute his/her software.

marsovac

marsovac reviewed v4.2.6 on Jun 23, 2004

Excellent in every way!

ssb

ssb reviewed v4.2.3 on May 23, 2004

Excellent installer, far better than most commercial ones at least for small projects.
NSIS is a second option but not as easy or mature as Inno.

BoNeLeSS

BoNeLeSS reviewed v4.2.0 on Mar 22, 2004

¿NSIS 2.0 or Inno Setup? Decisions, decisions...

kandjar

kandjar reviewed v4.1.8 on Feb 26, 2004

better and better, nothing to say but it's the best !!!

Nigma

Nigma reviewed v4.1.6 on Feb 19, 2004

The Best!

DarkSaga

DarkSaga reviewed v4.1.6 on Feb 19, 2004

This new version of Inno Setup is great! With the new 7zip compression, setups are as smaller as the ones created with NSIS.

guti

guti reviewed v4.0.11 on Jan 11, 2004

Good features and easy to use, althought the installer stub is very big.
Still prefer NSIS for free, or Wise Installer as a commercial product.

Mark Gillespie

Mark Gillespie reviewed v4.0.11 on Jan 11, 2004

Pretty good, not quite as compact as NSIS though, which has better functionality, and produces smaller installs.

stealthspy

stealthspy reviewed v4.0.11 on Jan 10, 2004

Excellent software. Better thab nullsoft IMO. Plus, it's free.

sirn@actconnect.com

[email protected] reviewed v4.0.9 on Oct 24, 2003

InnoSetup is the greatest Setup-Make I every found.
It's small, easy to use and this program is FREE!

kandjar

kandjar reviewed v4.0.8 on Oct 18, 2003

Excellent ! The best... nothing else.

Aires

Aires reviewed v4.0.5 Beta on Jul 18, 2003

Simply the mutts nuts ;)

kandjar

kandjar reviewed v4.0.5 Beta on Jul 18, 2003

Too many things hardcoded.. doesn't work, impossible to use it. I gave 2 for the idea of creating a news tool FREE.

ssb

ssb reviewed v4.0.4 Beta on Jul 5, 2003

Small footprint, great functionality, smooth operation, fast and stable PLUS a full blown programming language for scripts.
Do i need anything more ? Nope :)

Drop Wise, IS or other monsters like them and get INNO

Dirk van Hoofen

Dirk van Hoofen reviewed v3.0.6 on Dec 18, 2002

I am a pupil and so I have not every time enough pocked money for paid commercial soft. Thanks for this great freeware and that I can use it for my privat work.
It works fine.

sheppe

sheppe reviewed v3.0.5 on Dec 16, 2002

An excellent program. Though it lacks some of the abilities of the major-leaguers (InstallShield and Wise), like designing your own dialogs, this is a great program for those developers who don't need a customized interface. Its scripting langauge gives you lots of power, and makes customizing the installer's actions a breeze. And of course, the fact that this great program is freeware is the cherry on top. Well done!

mikejd1

mikejd1 reviewed v3.0.5 on Dec 16, 2002

what a poor excuse for an upgrade, anything new?

cso236

cso236 reviewed v3.0.4 Beta on Nov 18, 2002

ghost installer is sucks, Inno is the BEST !

DigitalSin

DigitalSin reviewed v3.0.4 Beta on Oct 22, 2002

Great improvements to already remarkable software.

BryGuy

BryGuy reviewed v3.0.4 Beta on Oct 22, 2002

I've been using Inno Setup Extentions (www.wintax.nl/isx/) which is based off of Inno Setup professionally for about 2½ years now and I love it!

DigitalSin

DigitalSin reviewed v3.0.3 Beta on Aug 30, 2002

I've used this program for over a year now. It's quite simply the best.

engelbdo

engelbdo reviewed v3.0.1 Beta on Apr 12, 2002

This is defenitely the most powerfull installation builder I have yet worked with, when you compare functionality and capability to the fact that it is free. Jordan Russel Software also helps eagerly with questions, and the response is amazing ... Thx Jordan. Then to add to BetaNews ... you are number one when it comes to "BETANEWS". Thx

klumy

klumy reviewed v3.0.1 Beta on Apr 5, 2002

Besides the Nullsoft Installer definetely the best Setup Creation Tool.

sorlag

sorlag reviewed v3.0.1 Beta on Apr 5, 2002

nice installer.
betanews should refresh the screenshot, cause the installer looks now very differently(nicer).

cya

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