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All 5 user files HAVE to be moved to the new "UserFiles" Directory BEFORE your WPI will work as normal!!!

Move from wpiscripts directory:


To the NEW UserFiles directory!

Windows Post-Install Wizard (WPI for short) is a hypertext application designed for giving users choice. While Windows XP offers many ways of customizing the setup process out of the box, its major drawback is the lack of being able to select which applications an end user may install. In the past, end users and administrators needed to either download the files manually, or create overly complex scripts that could only be used once. WPI allows you to create one image, which can then be custom configured, and optionally, automated, so that end users can install any applications.

WPI is a simple to use automation program for the choice and installation of multiple programs, tweaks and scripts. No longer will you need a dozen CD's or more when doing a fresh Installation. No longer will you need multiple files when you are servicing another PC. With Windows Post-Install Wizard all that you will need is 1 or 2 CD\DVD's to fully install your PC with all of your apps, scripts, registry files or tweaks. Instead of having to re-download those apps like adobe reader, flash or updates to programs you can have them all on one disk. With WPI you can have all of them all on one disk and then have a nice interface for selecting which apps to install and after configured properly WPI will install all of them without any needed input from you. WPI also and is commonly used added to your windows installation disks. This way you can automate the complete process of Windows and program installations.

With your typical setup of WPI you have your OS and all of the apps, tweaks and such on one disk. After windows installs, WPI kicks in and you are given a selection of everything you have configured WPI with, then you can select the ones you want or simply let the timer run out and your default apps will install.

Known Bugs\Issues!

You cannot minimize the installer window.

You cannot "click 'n drag to highlight items. Enabling this exposes a bug that causes instabilities.

The rewind button DOES NOT work on the media player... (Probably never has)

Nero 7 messes with the IE scripting engine and WPI will not work if Nero 7 has been installed or is currently installed. HOWEVER, This link to Nero Clean tool --> HERE has been reported to fix this issue. So if you wish to use WPI and have had Nero7 installed you will want to "clean" your system first.

Midi files should NOT be used if you are copying the audio to harddrive! (use MP3 Files!)

Change log!!! (Below in the spoiler section)

v8.6.0 Updates - Released September 1st, 2012


*** Fixed some localizations not getting fully utilized.

*** Get Firewall product now shows current information.

*** Get Antivirus product now shows current information.

*** Added Windows and Theme file location into the log.

*** Fixed Get Edition ID.

*** Added OS Current Build to log.

*** More lines at the bottom of the lang_en file.

*** Removed some redundant code. (Skins file???)


Notes and Extras

Suggested disk folder layout:


With the above folder layout all your config entries should read like:

["%wpipath%\Install\Blah.exe" /switch]

Here is a small tutorial on how to add an app to WPI!

OK this is a sample (Very simple) configuration for CCleaner (A.K.A Crap Cleaner)

This assumes you have all of the WPI files either in the WPI folder at the root of your Windows cd or all of the WPI folders (Common, Graphics, WPIScripts, Tools, Install and Themes) and the file WPI.hta at the root of your cd.

Remember this is just the most basic and required entries for a program!

1. Download the app and place it in the WPI\Install Folder. (CCleaner.exe in this example)

2. Run WPI.hta and click on the ?Config? button\Icon area.

3. Go to the very top area above the config section and click on the button that says ?Add?

4. Enter in the name section ?CCleaner? No quotes! Then press the TAB button to activate the rest of the wizard.

5. You will notice the Unique ID (UID) section gets automatically filled in for you.

6. All apps are selected to be installed by default right from the start so if you don?t want it selected by default you must uncheck this box.

7. Choose a category for your app to be displayed in. If you want the app to be displayed in a category you don?t see simply chose other and a box will appear that will allow the entry of you choice.

8. In the commands tab click on "Add" at the controls area just right of the command line pane and then the the little folder icon and browse to your folder that contains the app, preferably the .\WPI\Install folder then select the CCleaner installer, this will place the appropriate path in the command line.

9. Add the necessary switch(s) for the program to run silently. For CCleaner the switch is /S so you would have your command line looks like so = "%wpipath%\Install\CCleaner.exe" /S (This can be easily done for most standard apps by simply clicking on the USSF button on the far right of the command line.) Other switches for apps that USSF cannot identify you can try looking at the forum section here = MSFN Application Installs section,

10. Select the Save and then the Exit buttons and you have now configured your first app!

After wards you configure WPI to run with your CD using whichever method you choose. We suggest using one of the pre compiled and nicely provided $oem$ (Source folder if your are using Vista or Server 2008) folders that can be found in the downloads section. Then you can use an app like nLite, vLite, CDImageGUI or the ISO Creator program included in the tools folder to make your CD w\WPI bootable again.


I seperated ALL themes except for the WIn7 theme out from the main archive.

They can be gotten from:



Here is a quick start package that will set your windows disk up to use WPI after the desktop loads.

This is for use with all versions of Windows 2000, XP and 2003!

To make use of this archive all you need to do is unRAR it and place the %oem% folder beside the I386 and WPI folders.


Contents of the Post %OEM% archive:




Here is a quick start package that will set your windows disk up to use WPI with runonceex.

This is for use with all versions of Windows 2000, XP and 2003!

To make use of this archive all you need to do is unRAR it and place the %oem% folder beside the I386 and WPI folders.





This is for use with all versions of Windows Vista, Server 2008 and Windows 7!

To make use of this archive all you need to do is unRAR it and place the Sources folder at the root of your CD\DVD

Sources Folder.

Contents of the Sources archive:

setupcomplete.cmd (This needs to be several folders deep so I preset the folders for you)


Over 2000 .png images for your pleasure to use in your tooltips or whatever!

PNG Collection.


Please remember and donate!

Edited by Kelsenellenelvian
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  • 2 months later...

WPI updated.

v8.5.5 Updates - Released August 12th, 2012


* Relocated the Codebase folder into the Common folder.

* Removed Tool tip position: Float

* Added Win8 to getosver.

* HUGE Amounts of code cleanup.

* TONS of minor fixes.

* Fixed WPI not resuming after reboot on Vista, Win7 & Win8.

* Fixed Feature: Don't split categories ignores hidden items.

Use your update function.

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v8.5.6 Updates - Released August 16th, 2012


*** Fixed out of line boxes issue on layout 3&4.

*** Changed the txt in Allow internet check --

-- This is a XP only function.

*** Fixed getArch6432 and getmshtaBits don't work.

*** Fixed conditions are inserted at the end.

*** Fixed a typo in global.

*** Fixed wrong path in audio copying\playing.

*** Fixed Cannot check categories when items are hidden.

*** Fixed Category was not translated in config wizard proglist.

*** Yet TONS more code cleanup!

*** Streamlined the Registry cleanup functions.

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Remove inside your language file lang_es.js (the lines number could be different)

line 494 = lblSysArch6432[lang] = ['SysArch6432'];

line 532 = lblTrue64Bits[lang] = ['64 Bits réel'];

And remove also inside installer_log.js:

At this line: function LogWPIInformation()

WriteLogLinePlain(" "+getText(lblSysArch6432)+"="+sysArch6432);

WriteLogLinePlain(" "+getText(lblTrue64Bits)+"="+true64bits);

Solved here and more help:


Edited by myselfidem
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v8.5.8 Updates - Released August 23rd, 2012


*** Lots of audio fixes.

*** Added fuction getosver number.

*** Fixed more missing information from the log file.

*** Changed the lang_en file. (Line 181 and a new line at bottom)

Use your update function



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