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Install many programs with little to no user


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#1 CHansohn

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 12:13 PM

Is there a way to be able to install a large list of programs automatically?

example:
I reinstalled my OS and now I have to reinstall all my software packages. like Microsoft office, Firefox, blender, visual studio... I have all the executables to do this I was just hoping I could make the computer install it instead of me spending all day doing it.

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#2 Geoffc

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 12:56 AM

Sorry. it's too late for you this time but potentially a vital learning experience. For hardware or software reasons, you could easily be in this mess every 3-5 years.

My best solution is a ghost procedure ( Norton, Casper, et al) every month or so. But read the fine print - if you need the solution, it better work.

#3 CHansohn

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 11:24 AM

I'm thinking about building a windows wim image with my computer in a syspreped state with all my software installed and just periodically update it.

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 12:37 PM

For several years now (after having a hard drive crash on me, and losing a good amount of data that I had not yet backed up), I have run my system like this:

I have my OS and all of my applications on the C drive. Nothing else - nothing - is stored or saved to this drive. All data, music, files, images, etc., are stored on my other two internal drives, and backed up to my external drive. Every time that I update existing software, or install a new application, I create a new image of my system drive again. This basically insures that the only time I'll have to reinstall software is when I change operating systems - something I do very infrequently.

My last major overhaul was the move from XP to Win 7, which required me to reinstall everything. But if I have a drive failure, I'll lose no data, and I'll be able to easily restore my system and software to a new drive.

Edited by MelissaPleases, 16 December 2010 - 12:38 PM.

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