Setup Maker

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1.0 100% FREE GPL    
3.3/5 11
Java setup creator that offers support for custom images, license agreement information, components included in the installation, help manual, splash screen, and registry keys

editor's review





Setup Maker is a lightweight Windows application whose purpose is to help you generate custom setups. This is a Java-based utility so you should previously deploy the working environment on your system.

User interface

You are welcomed by a clean and simple GUI that adopts a wizard-like approach. This mode comes in handy especially for less experienced users as they are guided throughout the entire configuration process.

There’s no support for a help manual, so experimenting with the built-in configuration parameters is your only chance in order to understand how the tool works.

Create user-defined setups

You are given the freedom to select a representative picture for the setup package. Images can be added in the working environment using only the built-in browse button so you cannot rely on the drag-and-drop support.

You can preview the photo in a dedicated panel, specify the text that provides information about the license agreement by importing data from plain text file format, as well as manually enter the components that you want to install.

What’s more, Setup Maker offers you the possibility to pick a custom upper image that appears in the setup window, specify the package files and set the entry display name, and pick the default path.

Last but not least, the tool lets you enable the help service and import help information from a custom document, add registry keys during installation, display a splash screen, execute commands at the end of the installation, as well as ask for reboot or not.

Bottom line

All in all, Setup Maker integrates a handy suite of features for helping you define and personalize setups. On the downside, it hasn’t been updated for a long time, so it may cause compatibility issues on newer operating systems.

Setup Maker was reviewed by Ana Marculescu
Last updated on January 9th, 2015
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